Spontaneous Art and Expression...click on each image for a closer gander if you so desire.
I'm going to be organizing an ATC workshop and eventually swap group at the new Candles, Creative Gifts and More shop. She's started allowing her vendors the opportunity to teach classes in their area of expertise. I decided to choose the trendy creative outlet found in designing Artist Trading Cards. I've got tons of paper and mixed media materials to do this with and I am eager to share an evening with those who wish to experiment and express their own love for collage and story telling. Further info with be announced soon. (As soon as I tell Luann!)
At the start of every year I always find myself contemplating a new course to follow. Writing down the changes I'd like to make within myself. Wanting to feel and think and be an instrument of love to the current and upcoming events and challenges. I can only hope for daily inspiration to appear and help keep me on track. I believe this desire dwells in everyone and it appears to be a highly marketable idea. Why, I only have to glance over at my fresh roll of paper towels hanging above my dish drain to find inspiration. Discover! Dream! Believe! Till the soil of your dreams... Keep growing, keep dreaming.BountyTM towels; giving me words of encouragement and simple wisdom. While glancing inside my date book, there are famous quotes written along the sidebar to remind me of noble ways to think and reflect. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." ~ Helen Keller. We possess powers beyond our understanding. Our own thoughts are spirited tools revealing a higher calling for ourselves when practiced wholeheartedly. Wholeheartedly each day without fear, without doubt, without want, without hesitation.
So let's surround ourselves with words, phrases, quotes and even framed photographs reflecting joyful events to ease the burden of an angry world to soothe and feed our anxious soul. Absorb the tiny retreats found on book shelves, arranged in the clouds, spoken by a grandmother, viewed over the bridge and delighted on the trail of wind that lift and swoop the dance of winter birds overhead. These moments are presently ready to weave their way into our day and express the words that inspire, aleviate, elevate and bring to us a moment of pause and introspection. Some moments are many times far too awe inspiring for words.
God Bless this moment. Hold fast to this new calendar year. It is moving.