Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Hate the Lull!

The close to month lull without blogging is just about killing me. It creeps up so fast without me evening knowing it. I have to be honest and say that I have been in sort of an art funk these past couple of days...almost extending to a week. Today...I broke free, and it feels oh so lovely! So, here is the skinny on what has been going on in my art world.

Painting: I have been doing lots of this, thanks to a set that I am working to create for a play that my church is putting on...."The Glory Train". I am a one woman shop for this assignment. It's cool, although I don't think that folks realize how tedious it can be. I just count my blessings to be able to create what is asked of me. This pic is part of the fire for a scene depicting hell. I have been holding off on the button pieces to get this one done.

(not sure why the pics are posting this way)

Jewelry: Am feverishly making some. I am trying to get up some inventory to put in the store that I told you about in Jersey. I am excited about that opportunity. A friend of mine wants to have a jewelry party featuring my stuff. I am also thrilled about this prospect. The only thing is that I am having a hard time supplying the demand. That's all good though...right? It's going to have to be for the time being. Oh and there is a possibility that I may get with Mr. Stephens to create some jewels for the pooches.

Photography: I took Buddy out last week and shot at the Barnes and Noble around my way. It was cool. What I got was some things that look like they would be good for catalogs or something. I will have to post a couple of them next time. I am going to be taking some pics during my niece's kindergarten graduation within the next couple of weeks. I am looking forward to that occasion.

So folks...I am still on the grind, although I have not been as vocal about it. I will try and do a better job of staying on the up and up.

Something a little more personal...I've taken to cataloging at least one thing that I learned during the day. Today, there were more like two.

1. I have the ability to push and work through a funk to get to the brighter side
2. I trust myself to be vulnerable with those that care about me. There is no need to hide behind a mask.

Pearls of Wisdom:
Choose to be the best that you can be
To be authentic in everything
Your past does not dictate who you are

Because you never know where life is going to take you
And you can't change where you have been
But TODAY you have the opportunity to choose
-India Arie (I choose)

Be blessed!


Lovebabz said...

I do so love your spirit! I do so love you! I have athing for artists. You are true and rare talent and your head is on straight!

Don't over extend yourself! and be joyous and joyful about what you create!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

where my dog stuff and get motivated