Monday, June 24, 2013

Me and My Green Chair

I remember swinging my legs after I jumped up in a chair,  I don't do that anymore but I do have a green chair.   I have been criticized for being too honest and open and I know that there is a price to pay for that.  Now that I finally have a voice and now that I know myself pretty well, I take that risk.  NAKED!

Onward and Upward with my Illustrated Journal

 Sometimes, when my pages are messy, I remember that the pages  reflect me and sometimes I am messy!
I was small when we lived on the farm and that times holds good memories for me.  I felt a sense of freedom back then.  We moved into town, my Mother remarried, and my life changed.  When I want to feel small and happy, I think of the farm.

I love these wings and I have them and didn't know what to do with them.  Mine are carved wood and now all I have to do is figure out the rest.  WooHoo

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My First Handmade Journal

 This was so fun and fast to make.  I followed a Utube clip on Coptic stitching and  TaDa.  On to another one!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekend in Rowe Mass with Danny Gregory Woot Woot

Posted by PicasaThis is a weekend I will never forget.  I have been drawing ever since.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Beginnings of My Journal-Drawings and Words

The Lake at Rowe.  I really enjoyed drawing and painting out in the open air.  It's not perfect but I enjoyed it and that's what's important. I have been given "The Creative License" by Danny Gregory.  I already had the book but now I believe that whatever I draw is OK.  Believe it or not, I own 4 of Danny's books and have only looked at the drawings.  I did not slow down enough to read the words.  Now I am drawing and reading and found "The Creative License" invaluable.
I love to create in so many ways that some days I get nothing done.  Draw, paint, hook wool rugs, sew, quilt, and cook/bake.  It's time to start drawing my creations.
This is supposed to be a Canadian Goose and it turned out a duck!
I used to have trees like that!  They split in the snow.  This is the Rowe Post Office.
Since I love to eat, I have discovered that I like to draw food.
The leg on that table is unique!  The chair was try and try again.

Drawing with Danny Gregory

The Old Stone Church
On May 31, we traveled to Massachusetts to a drawing weekend with Danny Gregory.  Jim and I took turns driving , stopped at Niagara Falls for the night, stayed at Howard Johnson's, got my  Kindle stolen, arrived at Rowe Conference Center and jump kicked my drawing with Danny Gregory!  Drawings to follow.
Our Napkins
Ok, let's talk about the napkins.  Isn't it funny what each of us remember different things about an experience.  We saved our cloth napkins, put them in a cubby with our name on it, (I was Joyous, I think) and used the same one every meal.  A little weird to me but maybe I have a lot to learn about conservation.  I will keep an open mind.
Danny and JJ

 I believe that Danny Gregory is exactly the man you thought he was.  Kind, generous, and very talented.  I have always thought that I overexpose who I am but I feel like Danny gives me permission to say it like it is or who I am.  JJ is Danny's friend and she is lovely and generous too.  They are both very real and I am happy for Danny.

The Post Office

Phone Booth, Are we in England?

Dew on the leaves, beautiful!

The waterfall

Did I tell you that I love Barns?  I took this photo from the car window.
The bridge to our Cabin