Great fun

Went to a class today at my LSS (local stamp store) and had a blast. Wonder-woman Nellie Wortman taught three projects today, one was a vintage calendar cover, one was a cool vintage clothes pin note holder and we also made fabric greeting cards. I was not sure that I wanted to work with fabric, I have been avoiding my sewing machine like the plague - however they were a right up my alley because precision was NOT NECESSARY!

Artistically, I like things to be a bit on the random side. This was not me "back in the day". I used to paint watercolors and sell them at local galleries and with an art group. I wasn't happy until I had glommed every detail possible in my paintings. I sold quite a few pieces, but when I finally let go and started painting abstract, free-flowing and splashy, I sold mass quantities of my work.

Lesson learned, sometimes letting go is worth the loss of control. Happy accidents can be of value!



A Blog by any other name

I was certain I would not have the time to do a blog. In fact, I was convinced that spending time creating one was going to take away from my art time. The time in my busy schedule that I covet the most. In fact, why would anyone who spends 9 hours a day already in front of a computer want to spend anymore time doing that when you could be doing ANYTHING else?

I'm starting to realize that if I want to market my art in any way, shape or form - a blogging I must go. Besides, right now I am in a creative lull. My studio space is screaming for me to organize again, so in defiance I am doing this instead.

I'm planning to use this place to express myself, share my latest creations and connect with those who have a similar bent. Eventually I will market my work again and this may be a helpful resource. Welcome to my blog. Maybe next time I will say something interesting!