Wednesday, December 22, 2010
One of my driving forces is looking for inspiration. I see it in words spilled upon the page, in watching the birds, in the splash of paint on canvas, in the rust of iron on the pier, in the way the clouds move across the face of the moon on a windy night. Subconsciously I look for it all around me. The creative force that cannot be turned off at will, but that can, upon occasion go into hibernation, always looking at the world without and within for the next thing that ignites it's spark. My task is simply to be open. I love the surprise when it comes to me from some obscure place or event. Hoping that in the unfolding of your day you find an unexpected source of inspiration.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Creakkkkly the door opens, (cough, cough!! as the dust goes up my nose!), I slowly open the door to my little place here. I look inside to find dust has settled on every flat surface. The windows are dirty. The sun is trying to come in and light the corners of the room with it's yellow warmth once again. When I last closed the door to this little art room in the back, I did not anticipate I would have been gone this long. My going was a necessary journey. I needed some time away. A time of not sharing every little thing going on. A time to create art just for me. A time to reflect on where I was and where I wanted to go. I return standing better on my feet when I am on the ground. I return more comfortable in my flying wings when I am skybound. The art chair feels familiar, the contours of my body still embedded in it. I have been anticipating my return here with hopefulness. I always knew I would come back here. I am not disappointed.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Some good things going on, like my BFF's birthday - Love that you were born xx years ago today! An email from my neice, which made my day - love you Chelsea and you made an auntie's heart happy today - it was really good hearing from you. I am looking forward to following along on your blog! A new little one has joined our family, a big welcome to little Fiona!!! And yes, even the swarm of bees resting at our house while they look for a new place to live is a good thing in my book.
I have been away from here for so long, I almost feel like I should not be allowed to post here anymore. But moving beyond that, I am here and hoping to get comfortable back in the saddle again. I have been playing with a fun art group, making some cool art projects and really enjoying the altered book group I have been participating in lately - love doing those altered books! I have a new camera to replace my old one which took a dive off the mountain on one of J's last hiking adventures - will get some photos up of some of the newer projects, soon. Good to be back in familiar territory, I've missed my blogging friends!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Another good day! It was a wonderful day for teaching a PMC class at Stamping Details with two great women. This was the type of class where it felt more like play than work, and a good time was had by all! I am inspired to work on getting some more ideas out there and to put together a couple more classes that will bring some freshness to my teaching - I am ready for that (thank you Tamsie!). I am listening to the universe and my BFF - neither one of which has ever steered me wrong!! Looking forward to a relaxing weekend of reading, some more of Mystele's online art lessons and a couple of good movies I hope! See ya'll next week!