Friday, February 12, 2010

...Of Heart and Home

I have been trying my hand at water colour painting over the past weeks. Actually, I mixed up a bunch of paints this summer and have been working "on and off" at them. I am not quite sure what to think of my reasults. I feel a little frustrated as I feel I don't have much control of my color palette.

I moved a bunch more of my supplies out of the family room as this my mess was taking over every surface. Sometimes I start "wishing" for more space, a killer studio like some of ones you see in "where Women Create." But I realize that in truth, I think I would rather be at my "suitcase desk" watching "Wonder Pets" with Ethan. So, for now, I will drag my supplies back and forth from the basement and do the best I can do with what I have. And truthfully, there is a "contentedness" in weaving my creating in with my "real life." :) I posted a picture that of a print I had in my room growing up. Betsey Clark's work has always pulled at my heartstrings since I was a little girl. I remember my mom framing about ten of her oversized post cards to hang on my lavender walls. Betsy didn't have an amazing studio. She worked from a card table in the corner of her living room. She woke up early to work. She is not unlike one of my other inspirations, Tasha Tudor. Both infused their "art" with their daily lives. I realize that looking down at my blog list, many of my sweet friends are part of this group. This Valentine's day I am thankful for the bloggers who share their "hearts" and lives so freely. You will never know all the seeds you have planted that will help others "grow and share" their hearts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xxxooo