Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Just Feels Right....

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Coming back to creating art...just feels right!
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Yes, I'm Ready...



"Oh how liberating it is to come back to my vintage photos and fabrics in which I love to touch, explore and combine together in a pleasing outpouring of my soul to create art." I had to come to some self realizations in order to sit down again and do this thing in which I love. I had to let go of the guilt associated with creating art with images of people I do not know when I'm expected to create art with images of people I do know.  What do I mean by that? Well, while sitting here alone thinking of all the crafts I HAD to create of my children, for my children, for my family and friends, for my job...for others, for them...and theirs...or face the guilt (from happiness) of creating art with images of faces from the past (that called out to me) each time I saw them...  I became torn, complexed, and frustrated to the point of no creation at all for myself or them and theirs or mine for that matter.

 In doing that I felt lost, confused, guilt (nolonger happy guilt) for what I wanted to do but couldn't for wanting to fulfill the expectations of others on me and my own need to preserve the memories of my children right now, right away...couldn't wait or I'd miss the moment type of urgency.   "And why are you creating those pieces again...? what do you call what you do...?" someone asked me (my friend, even hubby?) when they saw my fabric art with these vintage women on them.  "Don't you want to scrap your kids?" "Umm...Ahh..yeah, I do...sure let's scrap...gulp...guilt."  How could I create my own art for me and neglect my obligations to them and theirs and mine for that matter to create pieces that no one understood?

"Is your head spinning reading this?"  Mine was... I became trapped in this cycle and so in turn I couldn't move.  I couldn't breathe.  I couldn't create.  I felt guilt and loss site of the gift that God put within me.  He had to sit me down and quiet my spirit..."shh...shh...listen...shh...listen to your heart."  "What does it tell you to do?" "Hmm...I started listening..."  And that's when I decided to come back to what I love to do...come back to my vintage photos and fabrics in which I love to touch, explore and combine together in a pleasing outpouring of my soul to create art...

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus..." Roman's 8:1(KJV).  How liberating! How liberating in deed!  Pretty deep huh? Well...this was the first piece that spoke to me and it's entitled..."Yes, I'm Ready..."
Are you listening to your heart? "Shh...Listen."
LOL
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I pray blessing upon you, your family and friends!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Joining is Ongoing...

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I just wanted to send out a reminder that my Gel Medium Transfer Class on Fabric is ongoing and therefore still available for joining. You can sign up anytime and view the video clips whenever you like. I had an awesome time recording the clips which show me creating gel medium transfers on fabric using vintage images, gel medium and transparency sheets. There are several demonstration lessons of the technique. I also have a gallery clip about 1 min. in length at the end. It is a nice mini workshop that walks you through transferring very crisp and clear images onto muslin fabric. Oh any by the way, did I mention that in addition to the video clips, there is a PDF materials list so that you can have the same results as those on the video demonstrations, as well as Step by Step instructions with images on a separate PDF? Well there is {smiles}.

In closing this post, I must say that I really enjoyed putting this mini workshop together even though it wasn't an easy process to say the least, it was worth it. The experience of creating the class, gathering the supplies, recording, getting out there on online, the support from those who joined and Gail for encouraging me all the way through (whew)...it was well worth the sleepness nights. I hope that I will be fortunate enough to create another mini workshop in the future...improving my craft and sharing my love for it with others...yeah that's my goal. Well until my next post...be blessed and create something beautiful today!

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Created by Lovey

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