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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.

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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!!
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