Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Studio Time

"Only when one is connected to one's inner core is one connected to others. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude."  -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Since I began my Morning Routine I find myself creating more and more. It's a practice I have wanted to be in for a few years now but never could see myself creating daily...I always thought "How do I fit it all in??" I am learning when I make myself sit down for 30 minutes {to at times an hour} in the morning...I make that a priority. And like I've said here before...sometimes it's just adding another layer to a journal page...but the very act of creating gives me so much energy and inspiration!!

It had been awhile since I spent any real time in my studio. You know...more than a few hours:). So yesterday I gave myself permission to shut the world out and write, paint, ponder and just enjoy  peace. It was much appreciated!!

How are you coming along on your Mission Statements, girls?? I have a few more questions to answer then I will be ready to put on this spread I made yesterday.

I am finding the more backgrounds I create the more layers I'm adding. This has become my favorite process!! Painting, adding a few strips of paper, words, painting again, doodling, a few more swipes of paint, stencils and stamps, more doodling, white paint then finishing it all with oil pastels. LOVE IIT!

Next week I will show you my process in a series of photos:)

Not only did I make several backgrounds yesterday but I started on three pieces of bird art including this background for my first nearly all painted piece I'm working on. It is 11x14.

VERY early stages:)

And last but not least along with "Being Me"...I am participating in my dear blog friend Kristin from Twinkly Twinkle...she is in her third year of "Summer of Color". If you don't know Kristin...stop by and say hi. You will LOVE her!! Anyway...our color combo this week is Citron and Turquoise. Here is what I came up with....

It is book paper with paint easy and fun and relaxing:)

How is YOUR Mission Statement comiing along?? Thinking of you all and loving our sharing in our FB group!!! Also THANK YOU so much for spreading the word about "Being Me". I appreciate it sooo much!

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  1. I love all the process photos! The page you created for the summer of colors looks like a great background paper for some of my projects!

  2. Hi Leslie! I'm slowly getting going again since I was really caught up in a rut from January to March, then April was a creative month, then May was filled with family obligations and now June is looking brighter! Sometimes the whole "Creative World" can get overwhelming too, so I'm just going to do the best I can and take it all a day at a time. My "day" job is busy and many times I'm pulled in all directions too, but I just have to keep things as simple as possible and take it slow. For a year now I've been wanting to start a blog and that's just one thing on my list of about fifty things I want to start doing! I actually started a blog at wordpress which is but then I let it go dormant until a month ago. I just started my blogger blog tonight. I still don't know what I'm doing, but I trust I'll figure it out as I go. I'm thinking it's just like learning anything else...ya just start right? LOL. Anyway, I know consistent writing is key! Sorry this response is so long. Thanks for sharing, you are SO Inspiring!

  3. oh ya, I forgot to give you my new blog. It's eclecticat444


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