One of the exercises that Misty sent us on was to go and find something that inspired us and sketch it. I don't take time for serious sketching and so this was a new thing for me. One of the reasons that I went on this adventure was to discover new ways to enjoy and be inspired to create my art. So, after a talk with myself, I found a place to sit in the rather dark ballroom where there were many beautiful paintings to be inspired by.
I used my inspiration journal and a stick of willow charcoal and lost myself in the process. But the one on the right above was not looking up and I realized the direction of gaze is something that I really liked about the original.
So, I tried her a second time. Next we had to return to the studio and sketch again into our journal and paint. She became my journal cover. And I vowed to bring home the "sketching" process and make it a habit in my future.
On the last evening, we showed and shared our journals. I will share more another day.
I love using my hands to do anything. I get lost creating. Painting faces, collage, mixed media, and altered books are my passions.
Digging in the dirt feeds my soul. Flowers are one of God's greatest creations.
I'm shy although one might not know it. I have too many opinions and can't keep them to myself.
Every now and then, I just need to touch cloth. I use unwanted clothing, cast offs, remnants, unfinished works-in-progress, cloth napkins, table cloths, curtains, and my stash which is pretty extensive.
And then, I sit and stitch. And stitch. Because stitching calms and relaxes me. It quiets the chatter in my head and keeps me upright in the chair zone in the evenings. And that is The Cloth Side Of Me.