So I completed my warm up and my word for this year. I am already trusting the process and myself. Of course, more than trust, I am taking actions too. Here is my first Lifebook piece. I am a bit behind on productivity but have watched my videos and am planning. I am also started on my Creative Jump Start projects too. I am loving all of this.
The final of my warmup is below. The first two pictures are my under layers, Gelli prints collaged on mixed media paper. Then many layers later is the final with my word Trust. You can still join the fun here Life Book. More later.
Happy New Year! I intended to post yesterday but all my new year groups started. What fun. At first I put pressure on myself to try to do all activities and froze. Then I reminded myself that this is FUN and learning. I am working on my warm up for Lifebook and word for the year. That word is TRUST. So, I have to trust in myself and that I will do what helps me grow. I have to trust in the universe that I will survive and bloom and love.
Have you checked out Carolyn Dube’s Permission to Play free workshop? Permission to Play is so fun and Free! I started my “pages” when I first watched it. Carolyn is so fun and colorful. I am a huge fan. Here are some of the pages I started. I am using cardboard that came in my Fancy Feast cat food boxes. Perfect size and weight and I have an endless supply due to hungry kits. I have been saving them for something and this is one way I use them. I also collage on them.
My next post will be about Creative Jump Start , it is so fun. I have joined the past couple of years. Last year was my year for art and I got so much from it. Love Nathalie. You all should join.
It was an exciting weekend full of friends and art. Friday several of my Dallas Fiber Artist friends had an opening at the Plano Art Center. The new facility is wonderful. And right in front of the Dart stop. I hope they get lots of visitors. Deborah Boschert, Lu Peters, Connie Akers, Vet, Sherrie Tootle, Lisa Covert and others had some beautiful pieces. I didn’t get pictures so I am sharing friends pictures.
These are Lu on the left and Deborah on the right. The works were beautifully displayed.
On Saturday three friends sold their works at Tuffs Brewery holiday event. Tricia Deway, Lisa Renner, and Carolyn Skei had beautiful items available. A wide variety too. Visit their sites to see. I bought items for gifts so I can’t show here.
for Sunday it was two wonderful events. First was Randy Brodnax Christmas show. This is a can’t miss Annual show with many friends. I always finish up my holiday shopping here. Fabulous art and a wide variety. And they serve a wonderful Gumbo Randy’s family makes. This year I had beignets for the first time ever. Loved them, they reminded me of Zeppoles that I grew up with. Suzanne Morgan had her beautiful silk and felt works, Audrey Legatowicz had her wonderful woven works, and so much more.
Then that evening we got to see a panorama of Deborah Boschert amazing quilts. And so many friends too.
Boy, I didn’t think I had much to post bit I had a lot. I will show you a sketch I made in my next post. Thank you for visiting my my blog.
Today and all week I have been thinking of my mom. I lost her in October and nearly lost my brother. The blessing was that I went home to NJ and got to see many of my relatives and sisters and brothers. That was so heart warming. I also sat with my mom in the quiet of the night and held her hand as she passed. I think she let when I briefly fell asleep. Things are not always great in families, but love is strong and brings us all together.
I started a collage painting quite a while ago. It sat and sat. Then I colored over the background and painted the stamped face. Today I took it out and added the heart and body. Still a work in progress. When I pulled it out to work last night and today I was thinking of love, loss, blessings and grief. So this will be a tribute to my mom and my brother who passed 5 years ago, the same timeframe I lost my job of 22 years. It will represent leaving some things behind, holding some in my heart and moving on. Still a WIP, things take time to become what they are meant to be.
Have you tried Gelli printing? I think many if not all of us have. It is so fun and I often get carried away making my prints. I am so addicted. Books, canvas covers, collage, everywhere! I use them in most of my art. Check out Gelli Arts for videos and lots of great stuff.
And stencils? Oh boy do I love and use them. I am a member of Stencil Girl Club they have wonderful stencils, videos and fabulous artists. Another thing I am addicted to. I will be talking more abouts stencils and companies going forward but wanted to start here. Check out all the wonderful stencils they have. So fun.
Today I am starting something new. I thought about waiting till January 1, but decided to jump right in. This is scary to me, will I keep up? Can I do it? Am I creative enough? Am I good enough? Well, all I can do is try my best.
So, welcome to my blog and thank you for supporting me in my learning.
See you soon, I plan to post at least every two weeks. So here goes!