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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.

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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4 comments:

  1. oh my goodness- I love all of these pieces! I think sometimes our creative soul needs a recharge. Sometimes I don't even fight it- I just wait for it to come back on it's own. I have the blues in January almost every single year also so I can understand a bit how you feel. Every year I say to my husband that I wish I was a bear so I could just sleep through January and wake up recharged when it was over :) Hope you have your muse show up some this week :) Happy New Year to you!!!!

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  2. I like these pieces, it seems like they each have their own secretes to tell. I like January, but my birthday is in this month and a lot of my family members do too. February does get a little long and cold though. I hope that you keep creating and enjoying life too.

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  3. love all your new pieces!!
    may 2013 bring you happiness and creativity galore!!

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  4. You can't quite creating, because you are way to talented! I grew up in Minnesota (I Live in Orlando now) and oh yes, there is a few months in the winter that are just way to dark and depressing. Your creating will ebb and tide, but it won't ever leave....If you have it, you have it! And YOU HAVE IT!

    Carol

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