Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Musings

5 Things I am grateful for this Monday morning:

  • That I have no obligations to be anywhere today. Sometimes a day (or two) wearing sweats really is balm for the soul.
  • For my new car and the lessons it taught about the difference between luxuries and necessities. 
  • For connection and how many times it has shown up for me this past year.
  • For art and all the ways it breaks me wide open. I'm learning that painting is the most vulnerable form of expression for me.
  • That our trip to Hawaii is just over a month away. I can hear the sounds of surf calling my name already. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Interview at 52 Photos Project

52 Photos Project

The sweet Bella at 52 Photos Project asked me to share a little on her blog today about my photography. It was fun to revisit some of my earlier photos when picking them to share. Please hop on over and take a look. 

The 52 Photos Project is full of photography prompts to help get your creative juices flowing. It fosters a community full of amazing photographers. Not only does she share the work of others but her words inspire everyone to get out their cameras and play!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The evolution of a canvas

Canvas 2 Canvas 2 after sketching Canvas 2 Canvas 2 - Final

My 2nd canvas is finished for Flora's class. As you can see I took a drastically bold step and covered up most of the previous layers. I feel really good about the outcome. It was such an interesting process to watch unfold. I spent way too much time fussing with this painting and just could not let it be, so in the end it turned into something completely different. I'm so looking forward to applying what I have learned and starting another canvas. I definitely will do some things differently next time around and that is the beauty of learning and growing. Thank you, Flora for a beautiful class and lessons. I am so inspired and look forward to many, many more canvases in my future! Also, I think there is still room in her next course if anyone out there is feeling the pull to play, please check it out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Sketchbook is Complete!

Page 8

The collaborative sketchbook Jojo and I worked on this winter is finished! It was quite the last minute task getting things sent back and forth from me here in Idaho to Jojo in California. Plus there may have been a teeny bit of stress involved in reassembling the book we took apart. But it's finished and will now be a part of a permanent exhibit at the Art House Coop. Jojo has put together a lovely set of our pages married together. They look pretty amazing side by side if I do say so myself. To see the sketchbook in its entirety click on over to her Flickr site.

If you would like to see the book in person it will be on tour starting next month. Check the Art House site for details. Also, I highly recommend checking into what other creative projects they are currently offering. Their 10x10 series features a new free project every week.