Here are some things I loved this week.
Last night I went out with my friend and event-buddy, Elaine, to see Gretchen Rubin with her sister Elizabeth Craft at lululemon in the city. The event was to promote her new book Outer Order, Inner Calm. I haven’t read that yet but I am fresh off of reading The Four Tendencies and I can’t say enough about it. I took her quiz a while back and, unsurprisingly, I am
I love learning how other artists work, see their process unfold. I love all processes really – I love that show on the Discovery Channel How it’s Made. What I am learning to do now, besides paint, is learn to enjoy my own process, even though I don’t know what that this completely. The work of getting the greens right the first time and then redoing it the second time
I realize I don’t really care much for being a beginner! I just want to already know how to do something, not fight my way through making things that don’t look like they did in my head or make the mistakes. Please know I am shaking my head at myself as I write this, somewhat chagrined and chuckling. I’m sure there are people out there who revel in the beginning
What turns out to be some years ago now, I created a winter wreath. I wanted it to last for more than just the holidays both for frugality and because I lived in a little one bedroom with my boyfriend and there was no room for storage. Even though I now live in a slightly larger two bedroom, I still store my Christmas decorations at my mom’s! Ironically while dealing
In an effort to keep myself in the creative habit, I bought the book Creating Art at the Speed of Life: 30 Days of Mixed-Media Exploration. It’s 30 exercises for 30 days to just create. Will I do them all in a row? I doubt it – I have noticed not only distinct lack of routine in my life but also a distinct lack of being able to create any!