Sunday, December 26, 2010

Post Christmas Inspiration

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, 
and the life of the candle will not be shortened. 
Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

The house is quiet today, but my mind is racing with ideas for the new year.  While making plans for the future with my art and fledgling business, I'm going to make a more conscious effort to stay grounded in the present.  It is so easy to retreat into inactivity, which doesn't permit me to make those steps forward that I know I can accomplish.

  • Thought of being more economical with food - not letting leftovers languish in the refrigerator  -  led to potato pancakes:  

  • Gifts of new wax has my creative juices flowing:  R&F encaustic paints - Iridescent German Silver, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Violet Deep, Celadon Green, Jaune Brillant, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Yellow, and Viridian.

Watercolor pencil & paint spattered paper towels
Hamsa of zentangle-inspired doodles

  • Make art everyday: 

I have several art journals in progress right now.

These two pictures are from the "Make Your Mark" traveling journal, sponsored by Dick Blick and the LaGrange Art League. I have 9 months to work in and share the journal. At the end it will go on display with other artist's journals and travel among Art Leagues in the Chicagoland area.

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