Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Back to School/Back to My Life
I guess I've just been busy learning new things.
I haven't posted anything since early Sept. and that post was dedicated to one of my 'learning' experiences-
a fiber workshop with Jeanne Beck. I had been wanting to join a group of artists in my area and I found
a fabulous group--the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild. I joined in early Sept and did the workshop they sponsored the very next day. Talk about jumping in head first! I loved the workshop and learned quite a bit about painting and layering on fabrics. I'm busy playing around in my studio with some projects which I will post later.
At the beginning of this year I began a wheel thrown pottery class and have been enjoying a love/hate relationship with it. I have done handbuilding for several years but wheel thrown is a whole different animal.
Patience, patience and more patience. I wasn't sure if I was going to continue but I decided to push ahead
with this wheel thrown class and keep learning. Next week I will attempt a vessel WITH a lid! Something I have never made before. So the schooling continues...
My art is a scattered mix of many mediums and I keep saying I need to focus on one thing but I REALLY enjoy mixing it up and combining many different forms. SO...I will continue to work on the things that I love
but will focus on taking things to a different level than before and keep pushing the button that says--WHAT IF....
I have recently read the book 'Eat, Pray, Love'. I just love that book. I want to visit Italy, India and Bali now.
But most importantly I want to do some research on sanskrit and somehow incorporate that into my art.
Maybe a series on ancient sanskrit along with some artwork interpreting chakras... hmmmm. Things to think about...
I also want to take a class on photoshop! I keep playing around with it myself but usually end up pulling my hair out, so I think I'll pay to take a quick workshop on layering and digital collage.
As far as the rest of my life goes... I told my hubby to get ready because I'm signing us up for dance lessons.
We have always loved to dance but I feel like lessons would be such fun. Especially after watching a few of the 'Dancing With the Stars' episodes. Learning the samba or the tango... Wow! Or just improving on the way we already dance would be a good start. I'll let you know how the dancing goes.
So September has come and almost gone but it was a full month for me. I even cleaned out and reorganized my studio so I could find things and actually have space to work. With the cooler, crisp air that has been hanging around all week, I find that I want to spend more and more time working in my studio.
Can't wait to get started on the research for my new projects, as well as finish up the pieces I'm already working on .
I will keep you posted on my journey of learning new things. I also will carve out some time to visit my blog friends, who I've neglected in the past few weeks.
As always, live your life creatively~