Recycling Silk Threads into New Yarn

I’m wondering if this should be the first in a series of posts about how I recycle things most people would throw away. I mean, you probably would. Me? I just can’t let go of certain kinds of materials.  Point in case – these silk threads.  I have been saving them for years. At first, …

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

I’ve been hearing about The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron for a long time now. Several years ago my friend Cindi Huss told me about the book and about morning pages. I didn’t read the book, but I got the gist and started doing them off and on. About a year ago, the book found …

Blogging for Connection

Blogging for Connection

From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  “What question?” you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  “Why this tea in particular?”you may well ask. “Why not plain? Why not coffee? “Because …

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …

Intention

Intention

 These days I don’t hear many people talk about making New Year’s Resolutions. A trend I have seen over the last few years is the tradition of choosing a guiding word for the year. I have been intrigued by this idea, but didn’t think I’d do it until several things occured to make my word …

Those days

Those days

Some days are for finishing, for forging ahead, for executing visions with paper, pencil and paint. Other days are for starting.  Today I am thinking ahead. Preparing pages for those days…the bleak and barren ones…the days that there is little energy left and deciding to give up would take but a moment. Those days are …

Work, Family, Art Balance

Work, Family, Art Balance

It’s not easy to balance everything. That’s exactly the reason I am determined not to give up. So finding ways to sneak in more creativity is an art I want to pursue. Some people would stick with one journal and see it through. Not me. I am a firm adherent in the multiple journals philosophy. With just …