15 December 2006

uppity-date

so i only post once a week for how long...now twice in one day? shock of all shocks.

power is back. thank god.
there will be no scrapbooking by candlelight for me tonight.

Do you ever have those moments when you think to yourself. "Hmm...I really don't like most of the stuff I've been making lately." I'm going through that I think. Not enough time to enjoy the process...play, etc. Or, and this just came to me...maybe I've been experimenting and pushing the envelope. Trying new things. Hmm. You know that might just be it. And just not being entirely happy with everything. I guess that's part of being an artist and the whole growth process. You need to go out of your comfort zone from time to time, whether it's to realize you like what you were doing before, or to find new techniques that you want to repeat. Yeah. OK so I actually managed to cruise the gallery at 2peas for a few minutes today. It was really inspiring. I also think that recognizing what you like in others' works can remind you of your own personal style (aka comfort zone). Anyway, it made me realize I have not had time to play lately and make some fun stuff. I think the lack of that in an artist's life can lead to feeling...dull...maybe bored.

Just some food for thought.

Oh and a bit more to share for right now. I think this is my first time EVER in a monthly magazine. VERY exciting for me...I had to pick up a copy when I saw it in the store today :) BHG january issue, in the Made It Yours column. Thanks Candi! It was a fun page to do because I pulled out some old "winter" photos and Jaxon happens to be just a wee little thing...mere months old in these photos. He's so cute!!!!!!!!! (and I was so skinny, but let's not talk about that).

I can't wait to get home and PLAY tonight!!!

7 comments:

Kelly said...

your layout is fabulous!
congrats, girlie :)

Kimberly said...

I just gotta say. You are one of my most favorite peeps (that I've found at 2 Peas). And I love what you said about the growth of an artist. You rock my world.

ArtsyMama said...

Love hearing from you twice in one day! Enjoyed what you had to say about the creative process. I find pushing myself with every day challenges, like I'm doing Shimelle's Christmas journal right now a perfect boost. I have to work so fast that there's no time to judge my work. If I don't like it, heh, there's always tomorrow. I find doing this really helps keep me fresh and I try new things:) Just my two cents!

Congrats on the published piece. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

I saw this in the mag. Way to go. It's awesome.

Missy said...

I just got BHG!!
and when I got to your page...
OH MY
I was smiling so BIG!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats, sweetie pea.

gabbyfek said...

must
go
buy
that
today.
xoxoxo,
g

Caroline said...

i saw that and LOOOVED it!!
congrats, girl!! :)