September 26, 2011


 The weather was great, a nice flow of people  all weekend and a chance to sit and talk with some new people about art. And truck city was a huge success! I'm already looking forward to next year. Today is grey and it seems the weather reflects the let down after all the build up. It's still so new for me to except that this is who I am. A person that lives a creative life. I'm now in that place where there's no turning back. Not that I would want to just the unease of remembering a long period of my life where I felt so stuck. Kind of painful to revisit but I think those memories are the things that keep me moving forward.
I was talking to someone over the weekend about how the creative movement really started for me after my son was born. I started painting with the idea that I was making stuff to hang in his room.  Kind of taking the back door into art because to walk boldly into it was just too scary! I'm finding myself  loving the back doors.

I really fell in love with the whole truck thing.  

Kids in the truck!

The lounge area. I wanted people to feel relaxed, comfortable.
cookies and lemonade

 some new pieces I made

September 13, 2011


I didn't mean for so much time to go by before a new post. I had big plans! My birthday passed and I was going to talk about all the things I've learned this year and then.....I'm not sure what happened? I do know that I've been gearing up for school to start for Little J so that I could get back to making art. Taking huge amounts of time off from creative work is not a good idea for me. I found myself fantasizing about all the projects I can start when I get my days back. And then, I get my days back and because I haven't been in the habit of making something everyday, the panic sets in and I start to feel like a fraud. The Open Studios in Beacon are happening at the end of the month. I've been so looking forward to it. I'm feeling pretty stuck right now and not sure what direction to go in. It doesn't help that I have exactly 38 and a half hours in which to make a bunch of pieces. So, in an attempt to clear  my mind and just move forward, here's a post. 
Little J has been missing our pets lately and feels compelled to touch every animal we see. This is Buddy from lawrence farms. He's still pretty young. Maybe 2 years old? 

 And this is my birthday present! It was Little j's idea. Thanks you so much J and j. She was a rescue kitten. I didn't think I was ready for a new cat but I've realized that there's always room in your heart. She's quite feisty. And lovely