Monday, April 26, 2010

Heather Campbell ROCKS!!

I met Heather at a workshop in Sundance, UT almost two years ago and when I saw her work I fell in love with it and iinvited her to teach in Albuquerque. She hadn't taught any polymer workshops yet, but after a little bit of bugging on my part, we set a date and this past weekend she came to Albuquerque to thrill us all with the projects she taught. Heather is an awesome artist, a wonderful friend and she is at the airport now, waiting to fly out.....and I miss her already. But the GREAT news is that she is coming back to teach a mixed media "Self Portrait" workshop next year, so stay tuned for dates. This is a photo of one of Heather's creations that I bought. I will treasure it always. Thanks Heather. You are AWESOME. (take some time to look at Heather's website and be amazed!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stuck between

So you have all heard the saying "stuck between a rock and a hard place" right? Well, I'm stuck between C&C - stuck between my Computer and my Creativity. I've been recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and since I haven't been able to do much at all (yes, of course it is my dominant arm!) I have been spending many hours surfing the internet, looking at artist blogs, creative websites, etc and my mind is TOTALLY FILLED with a million projects I want to begin. I want to paint, and journal, and collage, and sew, and bead, and work on polymer, and maybe a little time left over to work in my veggie garden this year. Will someone PLEASE invent a pill I can take that will allow me to NOT have to sleep? I need more hours!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

There is never enough time

I know we all feel like there is never enough time in the day, but I'm especially feeling it today. There are so many things I want to do and so many projects I have in my head and I get frustrated because I let things slide (if I don't clean out my garage and set up my art studio this spring I may just go CRAZY!!). Last night I finished a little drawing I will share with you. I am taking an online class with Carla Sonheim called "The Art of Silliness". I have told myself all my life that I can't draw, and Carla is making me realize that that thought is just plain silly.