Thursday, March 28, 2013

Taking Megan Suarez's "Whimsy Girls" workshop.  So much fun!  I've loved her work for years and wished she would offer a workshop and now she has.  Yay!  Here is my first "Whimsy Girl."  "Whimsy Mermaids" coming soon.  Splash!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Come on, spring!

Sooooooo tired of the cold and the wind.  The daffodils are trying their best to come up!  Yay, spring!

Did this painting for a friend's baby shower.

And this one for a friend's birthday.

And this one for my son's birthday.

So I finally got up my nerve to enter an arts and crafts show in April.  Just 3 weeks to get ready!  Luckily, one of those weeks is spring break, so I'll have a week off from school to try to get some small mixed media paintings done and create a cute booth.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Once again, it's been way too long since I've posted, but life is crazy.  GOOD crazy, but crazy just the same!  I've been re-reading Julia Cameron's Walking in This World:  The Practical Art of Creativity, and it is really helping me focus.  She encourages readers to give up the drama of oh-I-don't-have-time-to-make-art and if-I-just-had-a-studio-I-could-make-art and all the other reasons excuses we come up with for not making art, and just start!  There is real magic in just beginning:  put a pencil on a sketchbook page and you WILL start to move it around.  Put a paintbrush on a canvas and you WILL add some paint and move it around.  Get out some clay and push and pull it with your hands and you WILL start to form something amazing.  Write one word or one note and you WILL add another and another and another until you have a poem or a song or a novel.  You will, you will, you WILL!  So I'm going to keep reading Ms. Cameron's very wise words and keep following her advice.  I hope you will join me and we will see what magic we can make together :)