"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel"-Carl Buechner
She wears a handmade paper mache hat dusted with German Glitter glass. Ms. I have a surprise, has a hand painted bodice and is mounted on a vintage shabby bit of wood. She is my latest Prim Pumpkin and as all Prim Pumpkins, the latest is my favorite! I outfitted her in duponi silk, cotton and vintage canvas. She is the epitome of pumpkin fair lady-dom... I let my friend at work see her, and she firmly believes this pumpkin is thinking so many men so little time... I think it's more like does he know his fly is down?.... At any rate, we had a good conversation about her expression.
As I stitch in the studio I sometimes think, oh Carolee would love this, or Joyce and Lori would truly get a kick out of this... It made me realize that our blogs are a very powerful means of sharing our creative bliss in a way past generations of creative minds could only dream of. My curiosity is piqued daily as I read the personal revelries of my friends, my counterparts and my contemporaries... People that I wished lived closer to because I would most defiantly invite them to tea....Often.
As I read about artists lives, creations, and struggles I am enriched by their experiences. I am enchanted and really entranced at the masterful way the story of their creative process is spread out for the world to witness. Because this is our story... Our blogs are our stories...
Blogging lets us choose our families... our very own creative caravan of bliss... Starting with a post and then gifted by the comments of support and encouragement from people who understand what it feels like to have work rejected.
So this is what I have been thinking about... In my many years of following blogs I have very rarely heard a negative comment. Only wonderful positive encouragement. Blogging is a peek into the soul, The sharing of how we make an art out of living... artfully. The comment is our way of lifting up other creative beings one blog at a time.
I am proud of the artists I follow. I share in their need to be fulfilled and I am happy when they triumph. I comment when I can but not nearly enough...I am working on that...
My Blog is the artful way of inviting you into my gypsy caravan...share my food , my art, my tears and my laughs and in the end we are all enriched by the pureness and connection of our bliss.
5 Things I love about your blog
1. I love it when you take pictures of your shoes. Shoes tell a lot about a person.
2. I love it when you tell a story about something that was lost and is now found.
3. I love it when you tell me a story and you have not figured out the ending quite yet.
4. I love it when you are thinking Is this all there is for me and by then end of your blog post you come to the revelation this is all I need.
5. I love it when you show your work space, which to me is a mecca of harvested goodness!