Oh Lovely May

My Life, My Art, My Adventures!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Here and Now

I love my engineering husband so very much.
I am a treasure finder and keeper you see. He is a linear thinker and likes things stream lined. Not saying either way is correct or wrong, simply wondering why it is so hard for either of us to think the opposite way!?

The point I am trying to make is that creativity comes as waves. Think about lying in the warm blue ocean.

As gentle waves ripple here and there on some days, you can easily swim in any direction.

On the other hand, during stormy days, when creativity is at its height and inspiration is rolling in, the waves crash on you and all you can do is just roll with it.

Creativity is a joy!

A special way to live.

We artists put our personal thoughts and our vulnerabilities into our creations. Some artists, (like me), hoard treasures that will be in future projects. Just as we cannot predict and tame the sea, I cannot predict when I will have my creative storm and use that found object.

So I say to artists and engineers alike...make peace! You cannot push the engineer into the water and make him swim nor can you call the artist out of the water onto dry land when the sirens of creativity call!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Here I go...

I am finally starting to blog about my art. First I think I must cut my long finger nails because I keep on misspelling words. Though I do think my tired brain has something to do with it!

My goal is to be a designer for companies and get their product out there. Which will be a learning process because I am an old-fashioned girl who needs to get up to speed and be on the computer more!

This is a card I did for the Scrap-n-book store. I did every other month designs for them. Two single layouts or one double, two cards, and one project. I enjoyed doing it and luckily got chosen to do it again this year! Which I should be working on it now...

I love this lady I found in an old magazine ad. She is elegant but in such a fretful state!

She must really be missing her friend!