Friday, July 29, 2011

When you don't know what to create, ask yourself what you love. Then make that.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Time to Bloom

Thank goodness for Art.  

My passion for art started at an early age. I was 8 years old when I started weaving pot holders and selling them door to door in our neighborhood.  Of course, who could resist a little girl with a big smile selling colorful homemade goodies for the kitchen?  Those were the best days ever, and since then I've explored just about any type of art you can imagine.  You name it, I've tried it.  I am so thankful for my sweet mother, who always made sure I had the supplies I needed to feed my ever changing passions in the art world, as my mind was always looking for something new to create.  I am grateful for my creative journey so far, but I am ready for it to soar to a new level.  I often find myself getting caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life, and I don't spend as much time as I'd like to on things I am passionate about.  So today, I am documenting it and making it a goal, to commit to making my dream come true.  I am so full of inspiration and am ready for the next phase of my artistic journey, and bringing my ideas to life.  Together with my husband and two boys, I feel extremely fortunate to be able to be a stay~at~home mom, but I also need a creative outlet.  Jewelry interested me and I began collecting beads and scouring books for how~to guides.  I fell in love with making jewelry ~ it has endless possibilities and the finished product is always unique.  I am ready for a more artful life, making a space of my own which will in turn bring me more joy... just like the days when I created those colorful potholders.  Life is oh so sweet in my studio, surrounded by sparkling beads where my creative juices flow.  Let the journey begin...