Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hope - My Word for 2014

" A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed 
 hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."  - Elbert Hubbard

Love these magazines - so inspiring 

We can all use a little hope can't we? This word came to me because I just had shoulder surgery for a rotator cuff tear...... for the second time.  I fell in 2005, landed on my right shoulder - had it repaired in 2006 and now it tore once again.  Not good for someone who is right handed and artistic.

For the last four weeks, I have been watching videos online and catching up on courses.  I bought several (maybe more like a dozen?) Art Journal books and am slowly making my way through them.  

Here is what is inspiring me these days:
Traci Bautista, Kelly Rae Roberts, and Pam Carriker
Dina Wakley, Sharon Soneff, L.K. Ludwig, and Jenny Doh
Yes, hope is a wonderful thing and my heart is full of it while I wait for healing, inspiration and my muse to allow me to carry on with art and mixed media.  As always, thanks for stopping by.

Now why don't you go splash some color?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Designing a blog creates many decisions

What colors?  What font?  Do I want a bold background color?  I love color but is it too much?

Too many decisions.  Not enough Tech savvy knowledge...!        Maybe I need a blog designer.

I am going to jump in with both feet and see where this goes.  I will need to let that perfectionist voice in my head scream and yell.  When I listen to it and change things, invariably I will go back to my first choice.  That is the creative artist in me.  Am I crazy to start a second blog when I don't practice regularity?  Maybe this will motivate me to show up more often.  
Just keep adding more color is my motto

Here is the link to my jewelry and bead work other passion.

Terra Beadworks

Thanks for dropping by.  Now go splash some Color.