Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013,
Good Morning,
My apologies once again for not keeping up here on the blog.  I realized a few weeks ago that even though the year was not over, I was emotionally finished doing my daily art work.  There are lots of reasons for feeling that way, but mostly it was a feeling of being overwhelmed by the rest of my creative/work/home life and being totally bored by the format of the daily pieces.  I really just felt that I was going through the motions and not putting in enough effort to put out good work.
But, I have been quite busy with other creative things.  The photo above is of two Arashi Shibori silk velvet scarves.  I've developed a technique to do these beauties in two simple steps with no processing in between.  They are pure joy to make!  
So, over the next few weeks as we move into remodeling our store front, gallery & teaching space, I will upload some more of the dye work that I've been doing.  It's really where I'm getting the most creative bang for my buck.
Please keep your eye out for more info about the show we're putting up in the gallery for the month of January, 2014.  It will feature all of my daily pieces.  They will be for sale beginning Jan 3, (our 1st Friday opening) here in the gallery and on line on my website.
Till next time,