Sunday, June 26, 2016

Relaxing Weekend Creating

So I was childless for about twenty hours this weekend.  I binge watched a TV series, ate junk food, and made stuff.  SUPER FUN!

Two little knit pouches for a special summer mission, three flower fairies, and ten new magic wands

I'm in love with the little flower fairies, especially their simplicity

Sam's favorite

What do you create when you have a bit of free time?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Some Fairy Magic

Fairy Magic at Sunset
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20
So our theme for last evenings 4th Friday was Midsummer Night's Dream.  I thought I'd create some fairy magic and whimsy for just the occasion.  I think this piece would be especially enchanting in a child's room or near a fairy garden!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Creative Recharging

One of the most powerful lessons I've learned in the past year is that I cannot create nonstop.  I cannot work on the same thing for a whole work day.  I cannot put in a 40 hour creative work week.  I must do a creative recharge.  {With the recharge I can sometimes do 50 or 60 hours of creating, and some very long days, but I have to know when and how to recharge.

The past few days I spent my time just being a mom, building drip castles, eating ice cream, beach combing for glass and shells  {and heart shaped rocks}, picnicing in the shadow of a light house, watching ridiculous cartoons, visiting fairy gardens, and the such.

I did not blog or write or paint or market my art or courses.  I just was.  I was doing a full on creative recharge.  [I fought this and resisted, but in the end I surrendered.]

I am now officially ready for my summer work to begin.  This week I start camp at the Wayne Center for the Arts.  I also start  Just 4 Girls Yoga:  Sheroes Series this Thursday.  Next week I start Meeting and Making Masterpieces, a kids' art class starts next Monday and Summer Camp for Teachers starts next Wednesday.  I'm also brewing a variety of projects around recycled/upcycled art and rumblings of writings.  {More revealed soon!}

How and when do you recharge?  What fuels your creativity when the well runs dry?

Cards for the Camino

To all the amazing people who follow my art, I'm not sure if I've told you about the epic adventure my son, Sam, and I are taking...