This month I decided to participate in Jamie Ridler’s Dreamboard challenge. I have been watching the posts on these dreamboards for several months now, but the last several months have been a real whirlwind for me. I finally feel like I am at a time when things are going to slow down and be less hectic, and when I reach these points I have always been a list maker. I have so many ideas bursting from my head that I have to write them down, prioritize and then play!
So this month it was very theraputic to create my dreamboard instead of writing a list. (Knowing me I will still write a list!)
“Trust your crazy ideas” ~ is stamped right by my house, because my ideas get pretty crazy sometimes!
All the symbols in the painting represent areas in my life that I plan on working on, and most revolve around things I want to do around the house or new creative ideas and dreams.
I am thankful every single day that I can engage in my creativity on a daily basis.
Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
The first three weeks of 2010 have been crazy-busy!!! I started out the new year taking a plein air painting workshop from Walt Bartman of Yellow Barn Studio.
It was an amazing experience! I hadn’t painted with oils since high school, so I learned (or re-learned) alot! Here are the paintings that I did during that workshop.
Hopefully I can take what I learned in this workshop and apply it to my art quilts. I plan on doing this workshop again in 2011 to continue to learn from a great teacher.
In my last post I showed a small piece of a quilt I was working on that had been ordered for a Christmas gift. When I first got the call about the quilt, the lady told me she wanted a pink, lavender, butterflies, very girly design. This is what popped into my head and she loved it.
I am actually surprised at myself and how the actual quilt came out like the drawing.
This design has sparked a whole new set of ideas for quilts which I will be showing at the Art for the Parks Show, here in Marsh Harbour Abaco, the weekend of January 29th.
So here is the final quilt. It measures about 3 feet by 4 feet and I hope that it is something that Sarah treasures for a long time.
So now its time to get to work and get some quilts and jewelry and “other stuff” finished for the Art for the Parks show. Below are a few beads that I made with the torch yesterday. Hopefully they will turn into a piece of artwork that someone can wear on their neck.
Back to work I go!
last week i was busy finishing this group of items which all have the same pattern on them, that i call “island scene”. these items will be at the Bahamas National Trust’s Gala Ball in October for their silent auction.
i have been neglecting my blog the last week……been really busy but not sure with what!!!!
the last couple of days i have been breaking up some bottles for my latest experiment……i will post pictures later.
rushing off now to meet with my crochet girls 🙂