Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday blogging . . .

It seems to me that I have fallen out of favor with the blogging scene lately. This is disappointing because I was so smitten when I first started. I have noticed that the other bloggers I visit have been cutting back on their blogging entries, too. Maybe we have just run out of words?!! Could it possibly be that we have really already said all we need/can/want to say?! Anyone who knows me will attest that I don't usually lack for words. For like writing, I do love to talk! Just look at my phone bill each month!
It appeared a bit of my passion had gone underground. It happens. What I count on is that it will come back, and with renewed energy. One way I can tell if I am getting back on track is the desire and ability to create returns. I have been playing in my art room. Things have been bubbling up in my brain and actually finding their way out of my fingers and into the real world. This is making me happy. I am able to let go of some things I know I won't do again and I am entering into some things that are enticing me to take them further. I am finding the sweet spot in my art again. And while it is raining here today, I smell the scent of spring in the air and warmth of the sun on my face.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Soar on Wings of Love . . .

Here's the spoon I mentioned in a prior post. I found it on my morning walk the other day. I ran it through the dishwasher and then added color with alcohol inks and rub-n-buff. I then added wings made out of copper wire and deli paper and colored with paint and mica powders. The little heart is created out of paper clay and colored with acrylic paint. Add a few beads, some copper wire swirls, some words and I have a whimsical piece to add to my wall. I think these spoons are fun to do. I really liked the addition of the wings and heart.
Today I went to see Slumdog Millionaire - a great movie! You owe it to yourself to see this movie if you get the chance.
Well, off to play a bit more in the art room, but I wanted you to see the finished spoon!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Spring is on it's way!

This morning as I took my walk I saw two big V's of Canadian geese flying home! They were honking in all their glory and it made me smile wide to see them. Seeing the geese on their northbound journey is always a highlight of my year. There is something in me that stirs to the sound of their honking, the dedication to their journey and the thought of how happy they must be to be heading home again. This is the third time I have seen them in their migration in the last few days and it definitely brings a happiness to my soul.
This past weekend I taught a glass slide solder class and had a great group of students. This is always a very satisfying class to teach because everyone is happy to learn this technique and take it with them into their future art projects. It's amazing what type of mini masterpiece you can create between two 1"x3" pieces of glass!
Pam, if you are reading this, I want to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you did something fun to celebrate your special day! And to the rest of my readers, I wish you a satisfying day and the hope that something will make you experience a happiness in your soul today.