Of course, in my mind, a vacation would not be complete without my art. I will be working on my samples for next years classes. I like working at the beach because the usual distractions of home are not present. Beach or art? Both!
Yesterday, while cleaning out yet another large closet, I chanced upon several buried, unfinished projects. It's always a hard decision whether to keep them intact in the hope of someday finishing them (I know, who am I kidding?) or dismantling them. There was one I easily knew I would not finish and as I unpinned the fabric I started creating Fragments again ~ little piles of fabric that begged for a photo and a quote. It's been about a year since I have created any. I have always considered them to be excellent sketchbook-type exercises in color, proportion, composition. I can't resist the call of fabric. And now I am ready to create my own. I know there will be a struggle to produce what I envision - and at this point I'm not even sure I know what my vision is. But I do know this: the vision will not come to light unless I am actively working to create it.
So kick back, relax, soak up the summer sun (or for you readers Down Under, snuggle up) and enjoy your July. Make this the month to try something new. Mine will start off with a bang...literally, as the fireworks reign overhead tonite.
I love people. I love my family, my children...but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
~ Pearl S. Buck
Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. The anticipation if discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy.
~ Jerry Uelsmann