Friday, March 11, 2011

Where has the time gone?

Where has the time gone???? I have been really busy over the past few months and now time has just gotten away from me.  I decided to change the look of my blog to reflect more of what I do and love today.  Crafts...I have been taking classes, making books, learning to paint, participating in swaps.....just having fun. 

My journey has done a complete about face.  That is not to say that I am not still on a spiritual journey cause I am.  It's that the journey has led me to understand two things...
1.  I have to truly use those talents that I wrote about and said I was going to dig them up
2.  The creative process is truly spiritual.

Why is it spiritual?  Because you go deep within yourself to find that element of truth that is waiting to be released.  I participated in the Sketchbook Project sponsored by the Art House Coop in Brooklyn New York.  Just under 10,000 sketchbooks will be touring the country from March to August.  The link below will take you to the site so you can learn more,

I was so proud of myself when I mailed the finished book on Jan. 14th.  I did not make a copy (ok so I forgot) but it will be digitized and shown on the arthouse site later this year.  Next I created 38 pages of the same design for a Fatbook that will be given out at Artfest in April.  Mailed the completed work March 12th (picture to come).  Last night (March 9th) I finished the last of 50 books I made to give as trades for Artfest.

That is why I have been so busy.  Doing something I have never done before and loving it.  I had to let myself go and understand that it does not matter if everyone likes what I have done, it is the process, the mere effort of matching paper, glue, colors in a design that makes your heart smile that makes it all worth while.

I have one more major project to complete by May 1st.  The fiction book project also sponsored by Arthouse coop.  I will be writing and illustrating a book that will tour the country.  So much to do, so much to create.......Look what I found when I did a little digging.