I took a break from the larger paintings. I get stuck there sometimes.
So I’ve begun a new series of small 5″ x 7″ collages called Remembering…
It’s fun to experiment with thread and stitching and lace. More experiments to come!
I wrote a couple of letters in some handmade books. They were made from a mish-mash of collage, magazine pages, paper doilies, envelopes, and old paintings on paper…. I left some pages blank and wrote handwritten letters. After doing these I discovered that there’s a whole group of journalers who make these and send them round-robin for collaboration and fun… does anybody want to make one for me?
Above are some of my journal entries from earlier in the month. It has been a magical month of new connections and heartfelt wonder for me. I am part of an online Holistic Creative Group (SPECTRUM 2015 with Hali Karla and friends) that is keeping me and my art grounded. I have a new larger journal going just for this workshop! I have connected to sacred labyrinths and made creative covenants tags with lots more in store there. I’ve discovered a new yoga studio that’s outside on a beautiful platform in lush greenery (Raven’s Nest in Palmetto)… I feel like I am at one of those amazing yoga spas in Costa Rica! But I still do yoga with friends overlooking Tampa Bay with the big sky, big water and the frolicking dolphins. Plus, I have connected with some new letter-writing friends across the country thanks to April and my letter-a-day efforts. Although I attribute yoga to keeping me young, I have been trying to indulge in a wilder, younger side of myself just for the fun of it… I got a new seagull kite and a small, fun sit-on-top kayak is on the way. Gulf of Mexico, here I come!
Have you thought about your wild side? Your child of wonder side? Are you doing something to keep them alive? I hope May is Magical and fun, fun, fun for you, too!