Wednesday, October 20, 2010

it's here.

i have this dream: to live in a creative community; with creativity surrounding me, inspiring me & swirling all around me.
in some ways i have this. i have my great and personal inspirations: brim, sarah, t.o.m., lindsey, vanessa, ian, danielle, heather, etc. . . but most are all sofar away.

i had a blog for like a month in college once. i guess i felt it was silly. and that's why i haven't been back since. who would read this? who cares? (and, it kinda feels like journaling- and, i hate journaling).
lately i've found some of my favorite moments of connection have been reading and gathering inspiration from blogs (even stranger's blogs who are somehow kindred to me). when i can't drop by a studio space, maybe this cyber way is second best.

i have a lot of aspirations.
and people encourage me to embrace and run after then.
i'm hoping this will give me the little bird courage to then launch a jewelry shop and artist page. i know i need to.

so i'm here bandwagon, i'm on.

here are some things i've found, made & enjoyed lately. that i'm sharing.

i made this out of things i found on a walk. it's raw & lovely.

this is perhaps my favourite furniture find of all time. ian & i went to the annual historic art district yard sale last saturday. i saw this piece & loved it instantly, weathered & warped oak hutch, circa 1928 with original brass wheels. it wasn't priced, i could tell it was worth a lot. the lady said she would let it go to me
for . . .$10!!!! if i promised to restore it and take good care of it. i didn't take before & after pics,
but oh it's delicious. ian helped me carefully reinforce all the shelves and legs, then gently sanded and 3 layers of gold coast white later. mmmmhmm.

our bathroom is sweet and tiny, but the ceilings look so tall. i needed to fill the space & balance.
earth pieces for under a dollar, wire lace and brass tacks from around the house = just the trick.

and last, some art lately:

i made this for our bedroom. it soothing.

lil girl, chin up.

i've been making art on albums & old found newspapers lately. i like sewing on paper.

1 comment:

  1. so proud of you.
    i love your wood piece
    AND that last photo - the poppies are divine.
    keep it coming
    let us create, and inspire and aspire to greater things :]