I love when I can create – really create. When I don’t have a very clear image in my mind of my project, and just let the art kind of take off in whatever direction it wants to go in.
When my space is quiet and calm.
When I feel most at peace.
Last night, after a Girl Scout troop finished a private party early here at the shoppe, I took advantage of the extra time I had and found myself in that moment of creating that I haven’t been in for a while.
It’s funny how little time there seems to be to create art – now that we actually own an Art Shoppe! You would think it would be quite the opposite. But it seems now as if most of my days are spent on marketing, developing new classes, preparing for classes, teaching classes, retail, and other business sort of things. The opportunity to really make art . . . it kind of falls to the wayside.
But last night . . . I played. I glued. I cut. I stamped. I painted. . . I let it unfold.
It was blissful.
I think good things often come from moments like that . . . when you can just play.
And if you haven’t done it before . . . consider joining us for a night of play.
We’ll be making this above piece on 5/10/2017 – it is our “Caged Bird” project. And I think you will love it.
I need to allow myself more time like this . . . because taking the time to make some art is so very very good for the soul!