About Me

My photo
I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Back in the saddle again

  

I have finally gotten back in the studio again.  I think that I was a little burned out after the fall shows.  I have been reading alot and looking at alot of books and magazines and I am beginning to feel like it is time to get back into the swing of things.  I have noticed a pattern with me.  Every year around the holidays and through Jan. and Feb. I really have to dig deep to find my muse.  I think I get a slight attack of "Cabin Fever".  I just want to hunker down inside and find comfort in the house and with the critters.  I have been dabbling again and I started my "Edgar" painting last week.  It has been working slowly, but it is coming along.


Here I have began working on the cat and did some fine tuning.

Still fine tuning the clothes and have more to do, but it is going okay.

I did this yesterday and am not overly happy with it.  I think I will do a little mixed media with it. One day.......I am going to master these flowers.

I hope that you have all been finding YOUR muse and living the creative life.

F.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 7, 2013

The New Year



So, another year has come and gone......wow!! Where does it go?  Seems like a few short weeks ago I was saying that last year.  As I look back over the year, I have to say it has been a good one and a busy one.  I have created more pieces of jewelry and art than I can count.  Some of the pieces shown here are my latest creations.

I always get kinda blue during the winter months.  Jan. and Feb. here are the worst.  No sunshine and cold temps.  I had a wonderful holiday though.  I was able to spend Christmas with both of my sons.  That was a real treat.  I haven't spent the holidays with my youngest son for 16 years.  Wow!! I know.  It has been a long time.  We have seen eachother--but not during the holidays.

I am looking forward to the New Year.  My creativity sinks to an all-time-low during these months.  I think maybe it is because I work so hard all summer into the fall getting ready for the shows.  I just feel "burned out"". Up until yesterday,  I hadn't  spent any time in the studio for weeks.  I did go up there with my son and spend the day, but I didn't really do anything.  I didn't really do anything yesterday either, I cleaned and looked at some of my art books for inspiration and I am beginning to feel the burn again.  Everytime this happens to me I think "okay, is this it?? Am I done? Are there no pieces left to create?? Then, I walk into the studio and smell the paint and paste and I know that I'm not done.  Art is in my soul and it energizes and regenerates me.  I'm not done.  I am only taking a "life" break.  Other things beckon,  call and hold my attention for a spell but my art keeps me alive, grounded and mentally intune.
 


I am looking forward to another year of living, loving and creating. I have been blessed with a husband who loves and understands me, a house full of animals to care for and children that I adore.

I hope that you are all looking forward to a New Year of Creating--of finding yourself through your art.

Happy New Year everyone and keep Creating!!
 
Posted by Picasa

Comments

Amazon Deals