Wednesday, November 30, 2011

let it go

As you guys may know, I have been watching Oprah's Life Class.  These classes have encouraged  me to do some soul searching which, in turn, has inspired me in creating art.   Until I started asking myself "deep" questions I never realized how much stuff (shit) I have been holding onto.  A little bit or alot doesn't matter, it is still stuff that is holding me back. This journey that I am on is about letting my creative spirit out to play, which is also about setting myself free.  I am beginning to pay more attention to things in my life from a whole new perspective.  Sometimes I do not like what I see while I am an observer of my life, yet I know it is only when I am aware that I can shift my thoughts and or actions.  That would be my step #1 with many more to follow.

I want to thank Christina Fajardo, a very talented artist,  for posting about Oprah's Life Class on her facebook page.  I was listening to your encouragement!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

hold on to love

I have been watching Oprah's Life Class.  The classes began some time ago-I got a late start.  I have the shows taped and I watch the webcast on line whenever I want.  The lessons being taught are resonating with me and I am feeling some stirring going on within my soul.  It's all a good thing! 
This piece of art was meant to be a reminder to hold on to love, particularly self-love! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

my computer is back

Woo Hoo!! I finally got my computer back thanks to my amazing computer geek son-in-law, Josh.  He was my savior.  My hard drive crashed about a week ago and I lost all my programs.  I didn't loose any data because I do backup with Mozy.  I did loose all my fonts because they were in Microsoft Word and I lost that program.  It's a small price to pay for the lessons I learned.
     #1.  Also, store my fonts in a data file
     #2.  Continue to back up my data with an outside source.

For any of you who do not back up your files, you should.  I would have been extremely disappointed if I had lost everything. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

it finally happened

This morning my computer wouldn't work.  It seems either my computer itself or my hard drive is bad.  My son-in-law has taken it home to run some diagnostics on it.   I have backed up all the data manually and off site thru Mozy.  What a sigh of relief!  At least I know I didn't loose any data.  This shift gave me the opportunity to work in my studio, which I did for most of the day.  Couldn't resist the beautiful weather, tho.  I worked outside in the yard for a while, too.  I'm keeping my chin up and my fingers crossed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

stepping out of my box

Remember I said I was "stepping out of my box" and creating art that was different.  I did it, I finished her!  She's festive, she's fun, and definitely unique which is why the piece is titled "Celebrate Your Uniqueness".  My husband critiqued her, what is supposed to be, hair and my only response was "It's Art".  I used bright colors, imaginative patterns/concepts, and I made a smile with teeth showing.  I'd say that fit the criteria of "stepping out of my box".  Wouldn't you?  Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

the Universe steps in

Most of my adult life, not all of it but most of it, I have played it safe - all my duckies in a row.  My daytime job as an Office Manager is in alignment.  I'm not saying this is a bad trait, because it isn't, at all.  It has and continues to be a good characteristic that I possess.  I just want something more in my art.   I said in my opening statement of my blog that I want to let my creative spirit out to play

So... I have been journaling about it and I'm asking the Universe for guidance.  I'm learning to pay attention to the ways I may be guided.   Here is a quick sketch (remember I'm new to this) that I did yesterday on my lunch break at work. I gave myself 15 minutes.  Notice the right side of her face?  That is the Universe stepping in.  I was going to make a correction to her eye because I wanted it to look just like the other one, the eraser had ink on it which created a big smear.  It took me only a moment to realize the Universe was veering me from the "straight laced way" in which my drawings have been to something more creative.  So I smeared more ink. This is a HUGE step for me!! I was so inspired by "stepping out of the box" that I started another piece last night that had me up til 1:30 am.  I'll post it when I'm finished.
Thanks for sharing this journey with me. 
It wouldn't be as much fun to do it alone.
Your support and encouragement fuels me to keep creating.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spreading Our Wings Blog Hop

A BIG THANKS to Kelly Rae Roberts !
It's been said, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear". 
Thank You, Kelly,  for coming into my life when you did.
 I have taken your words of wisdom  from your Flying Lessons e-course very seriously. 
AND...  I now believe I can fly! 

If you want to meet some incredible, creative women, click on each link below and savor every site.
You, too, will be inspired to spread your wings and fly!

 Amaranthine Violet:
Amy Hillenbrand:
Beatriz Peñas B.:
Beth Cougler Blom:
Carmen Patti:
Carol Bray:
Christina Fajardo:
Cindy Jones Lantier:
Connie Rawlins :
Dana Brock:
Deborah Velásquez :
Elissa Brown:
Hillary Courson:
Jacquie Williamson:
Jane Paynting:
Janet Forrest:
Jennifer DeVille:
Jill Lambert :
Julie Hamilton:
Kanchan Mahon:
Karen Claverie:
Kari DeSaulnier:
Kathleen Conard :
Kathleen McKinnon:
Kathy May:
Kelley Miller:
Kelly Corso:
Kelly Hoernig:
Kim Hyer:
Kris Lanae Binsfeld:
Lenore Angela:
Linda Barutha:
Lisa Michele Products:
Liza Zeni Baker:
Lynn Richards:
Lori Leissner:
Lori Moon:
Mary Cottingham:
Mary Sterk:
Megan Schmitt:
Melanie Douthit:
Michelle Dwyer:
Michelle Reynolds:
Rain Hannah:
Rhiannon Connelly:
Ruth-Mary Smith:
Sherry Richert Belul:
Shirley Ann:
Stacey Chadwick Brown:
Susan M. Walls-Beverly:
Teresa Cash-Czech:
Tina Carlborg:
Tonya Love:
Ursula Smith:
Mary Cottingham

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