Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Both had a way of using spare bits of stuff and concocting beauty.
After returning home to Oregon we stayed in touch and I got in on some great artist collaborations.
In one of them, Tina sent out kits of materials to several (!) people, including me.
Each kit had the same things in it and we had to use them all in a project.
Today was the day to unveil the results.
I used my materials to make a book and ended up stamping scraps of cloth (included in the kit) with names of departed loved ones. What can I say? It wasn't a melancholy memory trip, but more of a joyous one.
Thank you, Tina, for providing this opportunity.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
We recently held a masquerade party at Valley Art Gallery and it was great.
Valley Art continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with more fundraisers and more fun.
The gallery is at 2022 Main St., Forest Grove, OR 97116.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Recently a wonderful art class fell into my lap.
I was going to take a class from one instructor but circumstances changed and the class was canceled. (This was an opportunity to learn more from Jill Berry in person. Unfortunately she had to have surgery, instead of meeting with me and a few hundred of her adoring fans at Art & Soul in Portland.)
So I looked around for another opportunity and found it by signing up for a "windows" class from Roxane Evans Stout.
Picture yourself able to peer into a cottage window, or out of one. You get to imagine the view.
The first picture is from the class. The next ones are an offshoot project. Same principle; just smaller 3x4 inch to fit on a 6x6 inch canvas.
Making these small worlds within books is great fun - femminismo
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
The familiar ornaments - some from the '70s, some
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Today: Day 7 in the 30-day journal with Lisa Sonora. The writing prompt is "go gently."
Ask yourself where in your life do you already go gently. Hopefully there are many places and you (and I) are careful not to ask too much of ourselves or others.
Love - femminismo
Monday, January 6, 2014
January 6 - 30-day journal
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen
The crack that lets the light come in can also allow inspiration to occur. What a concept!
Until I made the list of things I could offer imperfectly, I didn't realize how many more things I could offer (and try without much anguish). Allowing yourself to do things imperfectly sure gives you more to try - femminismo
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. - The Buddha
I am here to ... make life better.
I could imagine giving my whole heart and soul to ... art.
When it comes to finding my purpose, I feel ... I am getting closer. - femminismo
Saturday, January 4, 2014
This 4th day of the 30-day jouraling, the quote by Kurt Vonnegut is "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."
In addition to the art on this page - fiddling with glitter and tape and stencils - I visualize my soul on art and look at how it glows!
I wear my creative crown and strive not to give up, be gentle with myself and ignore my inner critic who is so tough on me - femminismo
Friday, January 3, 2014
Roots are the way we all begin. Latched on to the uterine wall drinking in the nourishment. It is also what we must encourage so we can continue to grow. That's why I'm taking part in the 30-day journal project. Roots are the theme today and the writing prompts concentrate on this. I liked thinking about which of my roots needs the most care and tending - femminismo