Friday, April 27, 2012

Early Morning Quietness

It's early morning, around 4:00 and all I hear is Ricky breathing as he sleeps. Of course there's some snoring but that's okay. For some strange reason, I just woke up and can not go back to sleep,so I thought this would be a great time to update my blog and catch up on my reading. I'm working from my iPad, which I'm still learning how to use, so no pictures with this post. I like this iPad. I am able to watch my art videos whenever I want. It makes waiting at dr appointments a lot easier and I can check emails, or surf the web while watching tv. Enough about that. I think I will have a cup of yogurt and read some blogs. Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In my Book of Days group we are reading the book, "Soulistry...Artistry of the Soul by June Mack Maffin.  We are reading the prompts each week and then creating an art page in our journal.  This is my front cover that I have created.

The picture is an oil painting titled "Miranda" by  John William Waterhouse  He painted this in 1875 and for years it was thought to be lost until 2006. This is the quote listed on the back of the painting that most believe Waterhouse wrote himself.
Miranda, "Oh, I have suffered with those that I saw Suffer! A brave vessel who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her dash'd all to pieces. Oh, the cry did knock against my very heart. Poor souls they perished."
In a way the painting and the quote speaks to me by saying that yes, I was lost, but have been found and yes my heart has suffered, but I survived, I did not perish.  I decided to use the quote inside my journal instead of on the front.  I thought the words Seek and Find were more appropriate.

If you don't climb the mountain, you can't view the plain.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Time, where is it?

Okay, I know that I haven't posted in awhile and I keep asking myself, where does all the time go? It seems like I have done nothing but go here, go there, stop and pick this up everyday. I don't think I have been in my studio to do anything productive in weeks. I haven't painted, I haven't worked in my art journals and I haven't worked on any of my quilts. Do you ever feel like you're spinning your wheels and going nowhere? Well, that's how I have felt lately. I guess we all have those days but do they really have to turn into weeks?