Saturday, June 28, 2008

Interesting Thoughts on the Process of Creating

Upon further investigation on an artist's Process of Creating, most artists I have talked with have a part of the creating process called disassocation. After a piece is finished, I sometimes forget that I ever did the piece. This goes for artwork, sewing, etc. During the process of working on a piece, I feel one with what I'm working with. But once it's complete, somehow I disassociate myself from ever being involved. I'm on a quest to find out why. If anyone has answers, please let me know.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Here's the other dress I promised! I won't tell you about all that happened, but let's just say an apron evolved out of part of the dress.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Process of Creating

I've been thinking a lot lately about the process of art. I am finding that I love the process of creating better than the finished work. Sometimes I disassociate myself from the process once the piece is finished. It's like I didn't create it. Do any of you fellow artists feel the same way? There are times too when I'm finished with a piece that I forget the suffering that was put into it because of all the joy that went into completing it. Let me know of some things you experience while creating.

Here's a picture of my sweet daughter in her new dress that I completed yesterday. She was so excited and proud! The colors in the fabric are so fun! Perfect summer dress for a summery type of girl. I have another fun piece of fabric to sew for her. I can't wait to show it to you!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Impressionist Artist

I had the priviledge to visit with an artist friend this past weekend who does impressionist paintings. Stephen Smith creates beautiful paintings using methods of the masters. Take a peek at his won't be disappointed!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


There is much to be said about routines when you have children. When a routine is changed life is chaos. If you are a parent, can you relate?

Along with the chaos, the desire to create diminishes. What I mean, the desire to create is there but the energy is not. That is what I’ve been dealing with the past several of weeks. I have deadlines quickly approaching, some passing me by. I must get a routine in place to fit my schedule.

My Fine Art Friend, Rose, seems to have a good way of keeping things in check. I’m going to try to incorporate some of her goal ideas into my own hectic life. Thanks for the inspiration, Rose!

Here's a picture of one of our cats who likes to play at the neighbors, rolling around on a driveway full of sidewalk chalk. I guess he likes art too! He came home with blue and pink fur.

Hope you are having a blessed summer!