Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Great weekend...cool , a little too cool for me but not cool enough to keep the tourists away. The pull of the Boardwalk and beaches too great to discourage weekenders or day trippers. Monday, Deena and I worked on the exchange of my summer clothes from winter and chose items for Goodwill or for consignment...almost done and I'm already feeling lighter! We also had a great day just being together and catching up!
I looked over my schedule for the week and Thursday is my only full day for studio work...not good. I must stay serious about setting more time aside for work...it's impossible to develop if I'm always in a start and stop position. As I've gotten older I'm plain weak and stupid after 7pm. I love my studio...right in the center of the house just like in my heart...materials, journals...love them all.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We all have our unique process...our own way we hear our muse but at the same time there is a personal way ,there is a universal process. I very much relate to Coeleen Kiebert's five steps from her book"All of a Sudden The Creative Process". 1. Statement of Intention. How important is that?! How many times has the conversation over coffee begun with claims of fresh ideas, plans, dreams, desire and wishes only to never really happen...Intention. I believe, to begin one must finally take the form of true commitment.
This "Three Choices" measuring 12"x12" is the one of the series I'm most unsure of and I will probably make changes sometime next week, next year but a change for sure. The circles are made up of many fabrics and papers with silver stitching. Up close they are interesting and I've received positive comments. Sometimes I'm unable to see the beauty (Assimilate, 4Th step) so I thought I'd share anyway as the reason for this blog was to share as openly and honestly as possible. I'm not aggressively marketing this series and at most I might show this series in a small local place. For me it has been about the living, learning developing art experience rather than save the ego...!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Mother's Day was great. My youngest son drove over (2 hour drive) for the weekend and besides cards and presents, helped out by preparing meals at the local Fresh Prep Kitchen. He prepared six dinners ready for the freezer for the upcoming week. Pablo only needs to use the oven and I can make salads. They have a great menu...we picked Italian meatoaf, chicken cassoulet, orange spiced Tilapia.These prep kitchens are a great idea, especially great for busy families wanting good fresh food, classic receipes,mostly organic and good price. My oldest son called in the evening so it was as I said a great day. Best present was a cd Amy Winehouse "Back to Black".
Saturday, May 10, 2008
This woman I've always known
This woman I've loved from a child's heart
The years rejecting her still clear in my head
justified on all points and issues
None of my ploys work anymore
My hard heart won't stop melting
She holds the keys to my most unforgettable traits
the ones I buried and let be hers alone
Now I find joy and I see her
Now I accept my kindness and see her
my silliness, my stamina, my faith and I still see her
As her light here so clearly fades
she never questions my gifts are from hers
I humbly accept to unlock another closed room in my heart
To lighten the corners of shames refusal of a mothers imperfect yet constant love