Saturday, June 14, 2014

Staycation - End of week 2

Day 11 - Mixed Up Alphabet

Day 8 Mandala

Day 11 Camera

day 12 Paisleys

Day 13 Book Reviews

Day 14 - Magenta

Week 2 of the Staycation is coming to and end.  This was a week of mixed feelings.  Not about the staycation, I am truly loving it.  It has been a really relaxing time so far.

The mixed feelings come from if it is worth it posting art or writing a blog at all.  It takes a lot to put yourself out there and I wonder if it is really worth it.  I think a lot of artists feel this way at one time or another.  I think the feelings came from trying to be perfect in an imperfect world.  So I just had to get quiet and regroup.

I did not work in my Index cards for a couple of days, watched some art videos for inspiration and took a nap.  Lo and behold it worked.  I started working on my cards and loved the boldness of the colors, and the ideas I had.  I noticed that my cards this year have much more freedom than last year.
I am using a larger card (4x6) and experimenting with supplies that I have.

What else did I do this week.  Tried the Oprah Chai at Starbucks, it is soooo good.  Had a great visit with a friend at Starbucks, visited Premium Outlet Mall on Thursday, had a really great Small church Community session on Tuesday evening.

Week three starts on Sunday, excited to see what this week will bring.  The prompts for ICAD are interesting, but I do want to try coming up with some of my own ideas.  We shall see.

Oh, more groovy news.  I won a price from Marjie Kemper.  She is celebrating her 600th blog post and had a random giveaway.  So happy to win some really cool art products.  Will post a picture when they arrive.

Looking forward to having an arty week.

Until later....pilgrim


Christine said...

Love these images. Day 11 Mixed Up Alphabet is very successful. I keep wanting to look at it more closely. I like them all, but this is particularly appealing.

You are inspiring Glenda -- don't ever doubt that! Blessings!

Lisa South said...

Great stuff! Looks like you're having fun and that's important. 😊

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thank you for your comments Christine and Lisa. I am having fun.

Cindy McMath said...

Enjoyed your ICAD pieces - especially the mixed up alphabet. I took a look back through my blog yesterday and I can say it is worth it for me even in no one else ever looked at it. I can remember what was going on in my "other" life based on what I was creating at the time. I can also say there were things I've made that I'm not that jazzed about now, but others made me go "dang - that was pretty good even then!". I recommend taking a "tour" of your older posts and see if you find it re-inspires you - it certainly did that for me.

Jennifer Valentine said...

I love your art my dear!
Do not give up blogging.
It is healing i think, putting it out there...releasing it into the.cosmos.
And you never know who you will inspire or delight!
I still have the amazing card you made for me years ago for an art swap of some kind...and i still adore it and the woman who created it!
Much love to you sweet pilgrim.

Jennifer Valentine said...

Ok, i had this loooooong lovely response and my phone lost it.
So i will say that I love you and I think you are an amazing woman and artist and I cherish the artwork that I have gotten from you years ago. It was a card from an art swop and it was very colorful and really meant a lot to me. Keep blogging because you never know who you will inspire and uplift with your words and your artwork...You are loved dear pilgrim.