June 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
There is a saying that when one door closes another opens. This is false unless the space between them is rigged with air pressure or a mechanism. If the doors are theoretical it’s also false unless your counting on far-reaching the concept. It’s too much of an absolute saying. More realistically when one door opens, sometimes another may open somewhere. I learned this during my struggle with this blog. I believed that if I wrote with the intention of sharing my struggle with art, fibromyalgia and anxiety I would write more and therefore share more. Somehow this would get me to open up and be inspirational to others. This failed as I don’t like sharing and with such a low self-esteem I just can’t most of the time. Recently I’ve decided to embrace myself as I am and that means less sharing and not writing this blog anymore. I’m purging things in my life that clutter and distract me from what I really want to do. There is no other door opening here, nothing will come of this blog. That’s OK! Thank you for your support thus far.
May 29, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As a hobby I started stringing pearls. I got really good at it too! The quality is professional but it doesn’t take enough time. I wanted a hobby I could do less expensively for a longer time frame. I’m still stringing pearls but now I’m also doing needle felting. It takes all evening to make one and I love it. To share that love I’m selling them bellow market value on Etsy. Check them out HERE!
May 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Richard and I where selling our wares at the Art-O-Con in Burlington this year. We had fun with the other vendors and I made a felted gorilla as an example of the felting process. Good times!
May 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I find that drawing is a great outlet and a terrifying venture. On one hand it helps calm, relax and unwind. On the other hand, starting a new project or learning opportunity can be daunting. Trying to become what you want can spiral self-doubt into a mental catastrophe. Both can happen at once; you doodle and draw but don’t let yourself improve for self-doubt. This is part of the process of creation. So I started taking a beginners life drawing. The intermediate one was full up. So the class I’m taking is even more basic than I’ve ever been in. The techniques are hilarious to me! Last night during the first class we did blind contours and learned what news print was. I think this class is going to be so low pressure that I relax and let myself do what I want instead of holding back. Well see.