Monday, January 23, 2012

studio love~


THIS is my studio mascot, "RIO".....
he keeps me company pretty much wherever i go and he was
taking a little nap today as i was rearranging and cleaning up in the art space~
his pillow, "love"...was made by me and my mom years ago when i was home sick
from school one day.  i think i was about 11 years old.....she was awesome like that.  


besides being completely inspired by misty mawn and loving the class and assignments...i have been
equally inspired and obsessed with getting my space more cozy and organized.  (as organized as i can be anyway....;)
so, i've been listening to some good tunes...and going a little crazy in the studio~
i've been working on journal prompts from misty's class...and also a bit of the pottery assignments.
the drawing (which i will not share at the moment) is not my strong point...although i'm trying to be a good student and do the assignments anyway:)...
one of the perks i guess of doing the class online is that i don't have to say the dog ate my charcoal drawing.....i can just not do it yet and that's okay~
i want to, i really do...it's just that i know i'm not that good at it, and then i get all those murky water feelings and start to doubt myself....am i really an artist.....yada yada.....blah...blah...blah.....
so, instead, i have poured myself into the fun parts and am saving the real work for just a little later.
journal prompt from misty...."open studio"

another journal prompt....

paper clay dish using bits of nature for stamps...


my art studio


something about moving things around...makes me want to make something!!

i found this old bed cover that was my mom's and used it to hide this open space....
the quilt was made by my grandma and gifted to me last Christmas by my dad. xo


my mom's old roll top desk...perfect place for journals and ephemera
i LOVE really using it/ as opposed to just keeping  the glass doors closed
with things i don't really use in there.

the perfect stand for the glitter....AND i found that cute little funnel
at the flea market last week.  love it~


i love being surrounded with my favorite things.  sometimes they are tiny, but hugely important/
sentimental (to me).....this little bag is from suzanne...a.k.a. sperlygirl.   knowing i (dream) of going to italy
one day, she sent me the most lovely package with bits and pieces of inspiration from italy.  this, i love.
when someone hears what you say, and sends you such a thoughtful gift.....i'm still dreaming of italy...and still thankful 
to suzanne.  for sharing...for being thoughtful...and for her beautiful blog~

"make art".....

inspiration.....(thanks g.)


works in progress.....

"i am a vessel, traveling through time.  trying so hard to stay on course.
the wind is usually on my side, but sometimes causes me to sway off course.
it's okay, because i'm really good at paddling...
my heart is my compass, and it leads me exactly where i need to go.  
sometimes i just float for a while, and sometimes my memory gets me stranded.
everything is good.  i'm okay with it all.  even the murky waters.  i have to swim harder sometimes.
nostalgia sets in.
i crave yesterday.
moments and memories that i can never ever have again. 
sweet summer nights, lightning bugs all around.
dinners on the porch.
my mom.  
love,
love,
love.
yearning for yesterday is all i can do.  
it will never be the same.
so i have today.  
and i have a million lovely blessings in my life.
filled with tiny lessons.  and big lessons.
i still fly.  
i still swim.
i still paddle.
float, swim, paddle."
                                              k.b.


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