Thursday, February 18, 2010

Resolutions are for Breaking (Creatively?)

Did I mention when I posted that resolution that I never keep them? Well guess what? This year is no exception and surprisingly that doesn't really bother me. I simply do not have time to do everything and personally I HATE SITTING AT This computer! But what is worse is I have kind of been in a little bit of a funk! It is hard to get creative when you are not feeling really creative.... just quiet and restful lately. However, I have learned over the last 50 years that this time of year is generally like this (The reason I Hate January and February) and that March is generally the time when I wake up and go! What I have discovered though is that going usually means doing and I can't do and post at the same time. Doing usually involves painting and paint does not play well with computers!

while I have been in a funk, my girlfriend Mary has not and consequently we have been doing a few things. First, Mary has been experimenting with wire wrapping beads with awesome results. I have been working on an altered jacket. This jacket was started from a man's suit jacket in a very ugly green. I decided it would be fun to make it like a sampler of a variety of stitches and applications and so far it is turning out spectacularly. I have also had the opportunity to try new stiches (embroidery) that I have never done before and to use beads and other fun things in the making. As you can see I am only about 12 done and still have a tone more to do but it is an ongoing project that I plan on finishing sometime this year (hopefully).

My dormant time is generally the time I use to do planning and drawings and I have done some of those as well. My latest drawings are of floor clothes that I will be making for some shows this summer.

And just to top this off... I have been spending some wonderful time with my grandkids this winter. The weather here has been absolutely remarkable..(50 to 60 degrees in January and February) and so Chet and I have had many wonderful walks on Tuesday and Lela and I have had some time to play outside when I babysit at their house.

These last few months have not been easy months for me.. Energy has been down with spirits but it is time to kick my butt in gear and get going again. It is with this determination that I will start posting more often with even more creative tips on how to live creatively. For right now my tip is take lots of walks and soak up the sun and surround yourself with things you love and people you love also.

Art on Whidbey Island.

1 comment:

Helen said...

To quote Lela, "pretty!"

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