And then I saw a black-out poem by Austin Kleon...if you don't know Austin... you should check out his website. A very techno-savvy, creative guy.
So off to the studio to PLAY. I say PLAY... loudly.... because there are some who think if you refer to your art as "playing" then you are not serious. I work at a serious job all day long. When I get into the studio...I want to PLAY. I want leave behind the rules and regulations I deal with everyday. I want to smile, laugh, sing, and have fun. Serious and anal is the last thing I want to be. Am I going to be a world-renowned artist?? Probably not....so very few of us ever will be. I can practice my art, hone my skills, and have fun doing it....otherwise...why bother. Life should be filled with joy whenever possible!!
Anyway....I didn't do anything ground-breaking. I just pushed some clay into molds...but it was fun and I got back into it...and I had to start somewhere.
|Still getting amazing colors with my laundry room carbon|
So now my challenge is to get into the studio at least a couple day a week. I have some new textures I want to work with and some ideas for new pieces.
Speaking of pieces....when I was out in Santa Fe I picked up a few pieces for myself. I don't buy jewelry often but when I do...hahaha...I sound like the Dos Equis beer guy....anyway...I buy from people that I admire.
So here are a few pieces I picked up.
|Carolyn Morris Bach - this was my anniversary present.|
|Holly Masterson - this was present to myself|
|Victoria Stoll...um...another present for myself :))|