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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  


Friday, October 8, 2010

More links, new ideas

To get myself out of this creative rut I've revisited my two all-time-favorite podcasts.  I simply LOVE listening to these two women.  Their podcasts and websites are totally independent of each other.  Sister Dianne writes Craftypod.  And Dianne Ackerman Haywood writes Craftsanity. They have interviewed each other and that's where I found Dianne Ackerman Haywood, Craftypod's Sister Dianne was interviewing her.  I would like to start putting up more links on my blog so I thought I'd start with these two ladies.

This morning, for inspiration, I was listening to Sister Dianne of Craftypod.  Episode #122 was called A New Dress A Day with Marisa Lynch.  I was listening to this podcast in the car on the way to work.  I could not wait to get home to see what Marisa was actually doing! (our computers at work are filtered so we can't surf the web at all!)  Marisa buys $1.00 dress a day from either a thrift store or garage sale, etc. then transforms it into something that is actually wearable... $1.00, one dress, one day for 365 days!  Marisa is AMAZING and so inspirational!  I almost want to run down to my local thrift store right now!  Please visit A New Dress A Day to see what I'm talking about. 

And a big thank you goes out to Sister Dianne for bringing me out of this creative rut I seem to have fallen into.
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