27 March 2010
26 March 2010
20 March 2010
19 March 2010
I took my book The Artistic Mother to work and showed several people. I should have never let it leave my office.....lesson learned. Hopefully they will be inspired. But more selfishly it will show up next week.
Now I'm off to create flyers and brochures for an event to benefit our church's food pantry The Warehouse.
14 March 2010
The top two papers are inspired by my childhood bedrooms. Growing up my wall colors were turquoise, purple and lime green. In High School my room changed to pink and green. (Yes I am an 80's girl.) Kind of strange that my mother would pick vibrant colors for my bedrooms when she is such a earth tone color person. (Thank goodness she is branching out into color now even if it does mean lime green toenails and Birkenstock!)
The middle two papers are just my typical color tendencies. Nothing too inspiring. (Maybe I need some lime green toenails.)
The bottom two papers as well as the background papers were inspired by nature. (Ironic since I am not an outdoorsy girl.) The background is liken to the sunset I saw while driving home from work one night last week. The green makes me think of a Hobbit hole but really is suppose to be Spring, which will hopefully truly be here for good soon. The black is NOT like the tornadoes of the Midwest that Spring brings. To me it is the Ocean at night in the darkest hour: constant, moving, subtle and just waiting to be brilliant in the sunlight.
I've really enjoyed this and learned a lot. I definitely look forward to learning more - I have a lot to learn about color, technique and subjectivity. Hopefully each week gets easier when it comes to publicly posting too!
12 March 2010
While I am very excited about this group and the projects; I am most thankful we have two weeks to complete them. Why is it that everytime I think "I'm going to do so much this week" when Friday comes I look back and say "Where did the week go and why didn't I get anything done"?
SO.....my short term vision is this: Friday night I WILL begin my papers and Saturday before I do my work at the Food Pantry the Warehouse I WILL stamp my papers. I WILL be finished by the close of Sunday.
If this group is about challenging and accountability then this is my pledge and open invitation to anyone to question me on Monday if I have not posted my project.
05 March 2010
I'm going to start this journey by joining the group "The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole". No, I'm not a mother but I am a busy woman that loves being creative and finds it hard to find the time. This is going to be a great transition for me!
I'm very excited!