Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas wishes……

 

IMG_1810 I am channeling Teesha Moore’s influence on me to wish you the merriest of Christmases and to encourage you to “explore” your talents, your thoughts and your life in the new year!

This year’s journal is about filled and I’m starting to play in my 2012 art/life journal.

Sometimes the simplest of acts can remind us of the most basic of art principles…. I’ve been carving stamps and using the pages of my journal to test drive them.  The other night, without much thought, I put a watercolor wash over a page of stamped designs and was hit between the eyes with the “old rule” of using a wash to tie subjects together.

I love it when that happens.

IMG_1812 So then, I added some lines with a pen, some words and more stamps and thought to myself  “this is too much fun” and I still have more room to play!

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We can take something we know about art, or life, for granted and one day we are reminded of how a simple act can tie things together for us….this is a good time of year to take stock of the many blessings we all take for granted and how it is, usually, the simple things that make the biggest difference.

We have the whole family at our house on Christmas Eve, close to thirty people by the time the night is over.  It is a wonderful, wild, noisy time…we eat, we laugh and we are reminded of how much we love each other!

It is my hope that your Christmas is full of love for those who mean the most to you. Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your journal pages; they are so inspiring and make me feel happy just to look at them. You are a fabulous stamp carver - lovin' that sunflower!

I wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases; enjoy your houseful of loved ones around you and I look forward to your beautiful art and words in 2012! Best always - Marilyn xxoo

Halle said...

Oh yeah!! I totally see what you mean with the watercolor wash! Thanks for the tip...

elle said...

insightful post!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your mixed medias here are really great! I am hoping to sit down and study how you do all of this gorgeousness after the New Year!
xoxo- Julie

Karen said...

Thank you for your inspirational posts, I have enjoyed each and every one. I cannot wait to turn myself lose in the stained glass studio, just a few more days and the rest of the winter will be mine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one of the most creative Artists I know!