Friday, November 14, 2008


What did you do yesterday? Was it fun? Do you wish you spent more time doing laundry? Did you remember to defrost the chicken?

I made art. Boy that feels good to say. So many days I don't even get to open a paint bottle or hold a sketch pad. Those are not good days for me.

Now, I know I'm not a typical person but I truly believe we need to be doing what we love--as often as possible. For me it's making art--for art's sake. Not for deadline or for product packaging or for classes or demo's or make and takes (my paper industry life), but instead for the pure joy of having a silly little story in my head come to life.
I suppose that's actually a lie. There was a purpose. I am holding a SHOP LOCAL holiday artisan show at my house on Dec. 7th from 1-5 and I wanted to make these little sketches to sell.

These pictures are a look into my process, because if you come on the 7th--and I hope you do, my studio will be all cleaned up and you won't get to see this. I'm calling these pieces Story Sketches and they cover all sorts of stories. They are 4" x 4" and I hope to have 20 or so of them done by then along with many other things!
And, if I haven't whetted your appetite yet, I also have two jewelry artists, and two fiber artists (one bags one clothing), another collage artist and possibly one or two others who will be there as well.
Oh there's just so much to tell you, I'll have to save it for the next post.
Take a minute for yourself today--go on, I'll wait.


Vamanos said...

It's killing me that I can't be there!!! Are you going to post pix of everything you make for then? Love them, I was able to blow them up real big on my screen - so great!

Jenn said...

yes, I hope to take a lot of pictures! I will be working on the advertising today. Hoping to raise some money for charity and food for the food pantry too. all about spreading the love!