Saturday, July 29, 2006

Pre- View

2 more fish tags in progress. I needed to see them on the screen to figure what to do with them. I know I'll add more embellishments to the collage fish...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

No Pictures

The Creative Habit: All for the kids.
ok, so the summer has been tough. I don't like summer... and that is putting it mildly.
I work more in the summer, my scheduele changes and I have less time for myself. I am being creative all day long, coming up with creative ideas for the kids. 10 classes a week for 6 weeks.
I spent last night face painting at a carnival and I found myself getting carried away with some of the kids, especially if there wasn't a line. I just wanted to paint. I found myself saying, "let me do one more thing"... and they of course did not mind.
It is hard to squeeze in art for myself. A lot of energy is going out and the well is beginning to dry up. Yes, I need to replenish the well. Inspiration right now is hard to come by. Even using the computer is limited.
I savor any quiet time I have. I try to read before going to bed but I have read and reread the same page now for 4 nights.
Even pictures in the camera are waiting patiently for me.
soon..... this will pass.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Day 200~fish tag sample

I'm playing with some fish tags for another group. They aren't embellished yet. One fish has rhinestones, but nothing else. I haven't punched the hole or cut the corners yet. This is tag book project where they don't have to be the same. Some of mine will be similar but none will be the same. Not sure I will post all of them until I have them sent which is in Sept.
The other 6x6 is my doodle from one night. It turned into a top. One of those times when nothing is planned and whatever comes up, comes up.
What makes you spin?
What spins you?
What churns up the deep waters within?
What makes you spin out of control? Can you spin with Joy?
Spinning around. Seeing it all in a blur and yet still keeping your center..
Maintaining balance. This is a challenge.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Days 184 - 190

One of the things I've been working on is fish tags... not ordinary fish tags, but fish with fashion. I have a couple of ideas...
This is just one I was playing around with - pigma pen and H2o's -but it isn't embellished yet.
The mandala is from last night and this morning. It was a very difficult weekend. My sister-in-law's husband Paul passed away. A gentle soul.
It's been very chaotic here and I sneak in some drawing here and there. This one is called "Going Home"... Which path takes you there?
There are a lot of questions that come to mind when someone passes. This was a beautiful ceremony and I got to see how well loved he was. It is always a reminder to see what is before me and to appreciate what I have. To be grateful for all that there is in life. I awoke this morning appreciating that I was waking up next to my husband.
Appreciate all that you have. Focus on the love surrounds you. .... because it is temporary.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Colored in (181)

Last night I went into the back for awhile(needed some space :-) and painted in one of the pen drawings I did on day 176/177
Called "Beej Mantras" they are the seed sounds for each chakra or energy centers in the body.
I don't really like the color for the throat center. That one should be blue, then indigo then purple.
oh well.....