Friday, April 26, 2013

Flower Face by Clare Elsaesser

What a wonderful way to celebrate spring.  I love her work.  You can see more of her work and read the article at: Flower Face – Honestly WTF

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Art for the fun of it or the birth of a poetry journal

Last weekend I came across a notebook I had bought at Anthropologie a couple of years ago.  Writing about how much I love that store is a whole other post, or more.

But staying on topic, over the past couple of weeks I have been reading The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, She Walks in Beauty, and Poems to Learn by Heart, all by Caroline Kennedy.  I've also been discovering Kansas poets by reading the entries of the Kansas Renga.  I loved so many I found myself wanting to copy down my favorites.

Plus, feeling a bit tapped after two months of projects for other people, I needed to do something else, something just for the sake of doing art.  Hence the start of my poetry journal.  But before I had even started it, I heard a story on NPR how contemporary artist were remaking a John Denver cd; they played Leaving on a Jet Plane.  I had forgotten how much I loved that song!  And, how many other songs I've loved; really poems set to music.

So after a week I wanted to share what I have so far....






It's been a sort of meditation for me.  Calming one's monkey mind, so to speak.  So if you are looking for a bit of centering yourself, find an empty notebook and have it. I highly recommend it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Painted Shoes and Boots

This week I filled 2 orders, one for rain boots, and one for Toms.  It was a lot of painting! But while I was doing all of this, my husband was doing all the rest of what needed to be done, cooking, cleaning, outside chores.  It got me thinking of how I always see these amazing, organized studios on blogs.  But the reality for me is, when I'm working on a deadline, everything else falls to the side, especially my studio.  I thought of taking a picture of it in it's current condition and posting it here.  But truth be said, I just couldn't bring myself to do it!  Needless to say, today is a day of cleaning. And I want to say thank you to my wonderful husband for all of the support he gives me!







Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Building a fairy house and other projects

I've mentioned before how much we love fairies around here.  My granddaughters and I have been watching the movie, Kristen's Fairy House.


This past weekend the weather was finally beautiful and my granddaughter suggested we build a fairy house....




I do believe that fairies will come and maybe even make some additions to their house before my girls visit again:)

On another note, I thought I would share the rabbits I made for my grandchildren for Easter...



And finally, I've been making jewelry samples for a local shop.  It was a lot of jewelry to make in a week.