Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

Today's quote that is feeding into my blog says "The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." by Henry Ward Beecher. How true this is. Last night I spent a couple of hours just doodling and playing with paint. I definitely enjoyed the process and drew happiness from just moving the markers across my page.

Time to shift over to some major homework. It figures that this last class is the hardest when I am experiencing such a creative high. I finished Sheri Gaynor's book Creative Awakenings: Envisioning The Life of Your Dreams Through Art. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Even just reading the monthly sections from the heart of the artists that we are inspired by to see how they handle their creative challenges and negative voices. Join Sheri's community by clicking on the badge on the left.

Oh yeah, I have been waking up every morning hearing the amazing sounds of all the birds that are returning to NE as spring approaches. It's such a wonderful sound with loads of promise.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Brushes down for one last class!!!

I can't tell you how depressing it is to have had so much creative time lately and have to force myself to concentrate on the very last class for school. Business doesn't that sound exciting (NOT)!!! I'd much rather play with my fabrics and paints and digital ideas than learn about the strategic management process that companies use to earn above-average returns. Worst part of this class is that you have to work in groups - lovely, nothing but frustration and complaining as there is always at least one in the group who doesn't pull their weight! If there is one thing I really can't stand is someone not taking ownership for their responsibilities and work.

On a good note, it's been beautiful here in New England with the past couple of days in the 60's!!! I hope the Crocus and Daffodils are getting ready to sprout!! I can't wait to get out there and take beautiful pictures of spring. But.....I'll have to get beyond the next 7 weeks to FREEDOM!!!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

31 Days Inspiration

I can't tell you how much fun I am having freeing myself to just doodle and play. In one hour, I created a 2-page spread that I love!!! Everyone needs to do this!!!!