Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dabbling

Dabbling in my experimental art journal. I'm having fun here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Breaking Through...

I have never ever considered myself an "artist"...I tried many times to paint, draw or whatever "i" thought was ART as a child growing up...my mom even made me take "art lessons" way back when...i never liked it and never thought i was good at it...afterall, i had cousins that were extremely talented artists in music and art and therefore i never felt i was good enough or "as good as them"...to overcome this sense of failure in being an artist i went the way of crafts...i love working and creating with my hands and thus i played with yarn, knitting, crocheting, beading, making jewelry to melting glass and making lampwork beads...my first acknowlegement of being an artist...a glass artist or lampwork artist...oh how i love to melt glass and create beautiful little treasures of glass and then creating them into something wearable...or...seeing what others create with my little reflections of playful beads creating with hot flowing glass...


Long story short...over the last 2 years that my glass studio is no long available to me, i've been dabbling in many different artsy craftsy areas that i have always loved creating...i enjoy working with paper, fabric and yes even still love to knit and crochet...i must have my hands busy creating something...that's just who i am...it makes me - ME...it keeps me grounded...it helps keep me sane in a sometimes insane world...it soothes my soul and makes my heart happy...

Point of the title...Breaking Through...Recently i have let the gates down in my mind about being an artist and have decided to pull out the paints and pencils and start what you all call an art journal...my creativity is going wild and i just love it...i get so excited when i can actuall DRAW something that looks half way decent (i think) or even create a painting using all kinds of elements (mixed media i believe it is called)...so i have BROKEN THROUGH this barrier of not letting myself believe i can create "art" and am now slowly letting my creative juices flow in many new directions...

i'm sharing this little pencil drawing i did on my train ride home the other day...something about her makes me happy...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Meditation Contemplation

On any given Monday I will post a picture or quote that provokes some sort of thought or meditation for myself and I hope as well for my readers...Today I am asking for your comments, input and suggestions...It's called ORGANIZATION which I have very little of in my craft, computer and guest room...I won't touch on the other areas of my world that might be disorganized at this time...My focus for the time being is my creative space, little that it is, approximately 9.5 x 14...Not too shabby but definitely messy...I would like to create 3 areas to create, 1) jewelry creation, 2) paper crafting and 3) paint dabbling...

Here is a panoramic view (new download on phone) of my space...If you have any ideas or suggestions or think it's fine the way it is please leave a comment...Thanks for your support...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

WINNER of Theme for Thursday

i did a short video to announce the winner...didn't turn out like i wanted it to but it does the job...i know for next time not to use my phone and to go for the camera instead...so here is the big announcement...
DRUMROLL PLEASE...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpYVW7DCUIY&feature=plcp

in case you can't get to the video...the winner was picked by RANDOM GENERATOR...i had only 6 comments and the winner was #3 which happens to be SNOWBIRD...snowbird is my sister so congrats to RoRo... :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tangle 86. Break Free

It's been a while since I tangled so I decided to enter challenge #86. Break Free. So apropos to where I am now. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

THEME FOR THURSDAY GIVEAWAY - Sept. 6-12

Happy Thursday...Today I am posting a THEME FOR THURSDAY...If you are a past follower than you are familiar with my TFT's (theme for thursday)...I do the best I can to post each Thursday a new theme...REMEMBER...You don't have to be right to be entered into the GIVEAWAY...

The Details: 
I post items from various Etsy Shops and YOU are to guess the theme of the items...Make a comment on my blog as to what you think my theme is...On Wednesday, the following week, I randomly pick a THEME FOR THURSDAY WINNER from all of the comments on the post...The winner will receive a surprise gift from my studio, something cool and handmade by me...





Now see if you can guess what my Theme for Thursday is for this week...LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW...
The winner will be chosen on 9/12...Good luck!...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday - Hump day???...Really???...

oh, will i ever get over this hump...maybe i should call it a slump instead of a hump, or could it be a bump or maybe even a lump...whever it is...i must...i will...get through it...i don't like to write very personal thoughts on my blog but i have to at least put these words out into the universe...

i do enough...
i have enough...
i am enough...

i am open...

i am...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's Tuesday...

T - thinking

U - undertaking

E - elevating

S - shouting

D - determined

A - annoyed

Y - yearning

Don't ask, I just don't know.  Can't focus, unclear and confused.  I'm trying to make sense of it all.  I need time and peace.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday mindfulness

Starting my day the water way. Aiming to drink 8 more today.

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Happiness...

"Tell everyone you know: "My happiness depends on me, so you're off the hook." And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they're doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for th e way you feel—and then, you'll love them all. Because the only reason you don't love them, is because you're using them as your excuse to not feel good."

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