Sunday, February 22, 2015

Making More Books

 Still making books. This one is for Beth of Sew Sew Art.
She was my inspiration for learning to make stitched books (post of Jan 26). 
Since she gifted me with her handmade sketchbook, 
I made this blank book for her. 

 She had made fabric beads & generously gave me a handful.
I told her they're color therapy. (A fine thing
during blizzards when one is confined to the indoors.) 
Now I will send 3 beads back to her via this book. 

Practice makes progress! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cross Country Skiing in Acadia ~ Photos

Cross Country Skiing on the Eagle Lake Carriage Path in Acadia National Park. 
It's been years since I was there in winter...
It is my Heaven on Earth, skiing there.
Across the Lake is Cadillac Mountain & one of the Bubbles. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Frozen Art • Photos

 Frozen, so much is frozen up here, including my urge to sketch. 
Inside that frozen globe I imagine there to be energy & life, waiting to be tapped. 
Maybe when the shell melts a little, colorful images will fly out & show themselves.
Frozen does not mean that artistic expression has to stop.
Look at the image that was released from the ice 
in this sculpture near the Camden Library.
Note the tall masts of the windjammers in the background.
They sit still in the harbor for the winter, 
still like the energy that fuels my impulse to draw.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Still Stitching Little Books

Still stitching little books...
Still incorporating my snippets of unframable art...
Still practicing patience & perseverence...

A quote from Small Victories by Anne Lamott:

"...I'm not saying that it became easy.
      Like learning the piano or Spanish or meditation, 
I had to practice & do poorly.
I had to read difficult material & then stay with it..."

"Then I had to try something else hard & worthy. 
I had to seek wisdom & teachers."

I'm not trying anything else hard & worthy at the moment.
But I am doing less poorly at this!