Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's New In The Studio?

My foray into clay has been keeping me pretty busy these past few months but I managed to find some time to play in my studio today.
 
 
 
A few weeks back I'd prepped several journals and added a design so they were ready for painting.


I think layering paint is one of my favorite aspects.  Seeing a blank canvas (or journal in this case) be transformed by color never fails to surprise me.
 

There are still several steps left before these will be ready but it has been fun working on them so far.
 
What have you been up to lately?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Claytastic

You may have noticed that I've been a bit absent lately.  In part it's because I have had no 'words' but also because I've been getting my 'clay on' at Whistle Stop Clay Works.  I just finished a six week class with my instructor Heloise and have had so much fun.  Those who warned me that it was addictive were right.  I've signed up for an additional six weeks of studio time so I can continue creating. 

 I love that exploring a new medium opens you up and exposes you to new possibilities . . . . .


. . . . . and it's the perfect tonic for the winter time blues.

Friday, January 30, 2015

I Wish I Could Write

 
I wish I could write . . . . .
 
words that leap off the page
and stay with you
long after being read

words that make you
laugh so hard
your belly aches

words  that make you
breakdown and cry
overwhelmed with emotion

words that reach
deep into your soul
so you know you're not alone

words that celebrate
life and the living
of everyday magic

words that ignite
raw passion
the fire in your blood
 
words that chew you up
 and spit you out
forever changed

words that invoke
a childlike state
of wonder and awe
 
words that energize
inspire action
set you on a beautiful adventure
 
but alas
my words have fallen
the way of dinosaurs
 
. . . . . I wish I could write


Linking up with dVerse

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nature's Assault


penetrating with violent force
howling rage and anger
you came

a sound track of wailing
ripping, tearing
shredding and splintering

a weakness seeking missile
twisting limbs broken
intent on destruction

screams
trailing and whimpering
to the apology of sun's caress

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Questions Of Lies


facts on bloody fire
against action spread
circumstance my aversion
withheld memory my crime

let me confess
loathsome caresses walk
between the silence stitched awkwardness
and the questions of lies

Linking up with dVerse

New Adventures In Clay


Last year I felt as though my creativity had stagnated so I thought trying a new medium might get the creative juices flowing again.  I decided to dip my toes into the world of clay and recently started a six week pottery class to learn some of the basics.  With two lessons under my belt I am still trying to figuring it all out but am having so much fun in the process.  There's something deliciously tactile about working with clay and I'm excited to see how my love of texture transfers into this new medium.