Sunday, November 23, 2008

Living in the past....

My past continues to creep up on me at the strangest moments. I ran into an old boyfriend this weekend. Maybe it was a good thing or a bad thing but the whole experience continues to monopolize my thoughts and pull me back to that time. I pulled out the pictures, reminisced about the good times with him and the bad. I was so young, so naive, so impressionable and totally and utterly taken with him. He made me crazy then and still has that ability as I rediscovered this weekend.
"There's no good in lookin' back on yesterday and wondering what could have happened then. You think you can give me what I want, you say, say. I think I'm better off alone these days, these days. Why should I put my trust in something that I never could believe so one day you can find something better just to pack your things and leave. Loneliness is a friend for the moment but she won't walk out on me." 3 Doors Down
If I didn't have to do homework, I'm sure a lot of good art could come out of all of this.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thinking about doors

After watching Ruth Rae's Soulful Doors DVD, I've been thinking a lot about doors. Her project is so adorable and I'm excited to make one of my own.

Yeah....the doors that I have walked through in my life. There are so many of them when you think about it. Which doors did I leave closed? Which ones did I pass by and which ones did I open? And Why? Maybe those are the doors that I need to create a portal to. It probably wouldn't be helpful to rediscover the doors I did walk through and wish I hadn't. Hindsight being 20/20 and all. No...I think I will create a door that I can open to all my potential opportunities still out there waiting for me. That's it! My opportunity door! Stay tuned......

Happy November

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Taking a break

I feel like I have been out of touch with my life completely due to the college courses I have been taking. I've never been a good student when it comes to school, of course, unless it centers around creativity! I figured it had been too long since I posted last and took some time this morning before jumping back into studies.

Leaves have been falling all around me as I watch the transition through fall. I took a nice long walk last weekend and collected numerous leaves that all had different shapes and textures hoping to use them for some gelatin printing that I still haven't got to. I'm sad when I stand on my deck and realize that within a few more weeks, the trees will be bare from the beautiful colors that mesmerize me every year. Maybe by this time next year I will be done with school and able to take my time exploring the creative process using elements from my favorite time of year.

Happy November!