"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In case you NEED some inspiration
First of all, I'm thankful we did NOT get that snow that is paralyzing the East coast. We may even be in the 40s by New Year's with rain...but at least it won't be snow. Should melt the snow we have, too...now THAT would be a great way to start the New Year.
Next...while I usually like to work by myself when I'm creating, I've been quite interested in taking an online class that the wonderful Los Angeles artist, Mary Ann Moss, has been offering for some time now. I've never had the "extra" money...and it seems that everytime we do splurge on something we want instead of need, something needing major repairs breaks. Well, I'm keeping fingers & toes crossed this time, because as a Christmas/Birthday/Valentine's present, I am now signed up for her Remains of the Day online class.
If you click the class link on her blog, you will see that Mary Ann is offering her journal class, as well as her Stencilry class at reduced prices until 12/31/2010. Thanks, Mary Ann!
If you need a creative gift for yourself or someone you love, the time is right. I'll be creating & journaling my way through the depths of winter here...and I'll share my adventure results...but NOT the class info...as I go along.
This is a perfect class for me, as I can still work by myself, whenever I want to...which is most often in the middle of the night when I cannot sleep. Now to go clean through my piles & piles of paper & ephemera in preparation for assembling my first journal...yea!!!
BTW...my art piggy bank now has the goal of saving enough to be able to sign up for Kelly Kilmer's class, An Artist's Journal:365. Kelly's blog is another one just jam packed full of inspiration & information...she has info on tape, pens, acrylic mediums, books, and art journals...and she shares it all with us through her blog. Thanks to you, too, Kelly! ***Update...Many thanks to my friend Bev for her gift to me of Kelly's class!!! Love ya, Bev!***
Now go forth and seek artistic inspiration to start the New Year off right...I did.
Happy New Year!!!
I've always been an artist...from as far back as I can remember, I loved to create and share my art. My current passions include quilting, altered art, paper arts and making charms for jewelry.
I'm a CA girl at heart, having lived in San Diego & Corona, CA for most of my adult life, but now find myself in NE Ohio & not thrilled with that! You'll hear a LOT of whining about OH here...it's a nasty place to live.
I currently live in the 1954 bungalow that I grew up in with my sweetie & love of my life, Phil, and our very spoiled kitty, Sunny Cat. We miss our dear sweet Sophie Cat, but Sunny has brought new love into our lives. Now we've rescued 3 kittens that were born in our backyard, so Fluffer, Gracie & Peanut are also part of our family...and they're as cute as can be. More cats = more love! We're hanging in here & doing the best we can.