Thursday, May 14, 2009

When I'm in the middle of a project, I'm happy. I can always pick it up and start working where I left off. But when I'm trying to figure out the logistics of my next project, I'm sort of frustrated. I long to be working with the needle, but I'm not at that point yet. And for some reason, I can't rush the planning stage. Sometimes it comes easily; this time it isn't! Sometimes I just pick up the needle and hold it, to feel that reassuring familiarity. Maybe I'll go play with my beads.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DO Something!!

A recent discussion about finding one's lost 'Mojo' led to the suggestion: DO something! Go to the beach, visit an antique store, do some gardening. You know... take time from your output to get some input.

So, how about some suggestions? What do YOU do when you need to recharge the creative juices?

I love going to the beach, or to Multnomah Falls, and just experiencing the colors, smells & sounds. How about you? Click on "comments" to share your ideas.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Art Jury

There are so many good artists out there! And it's not such an easy task to judge who's ready to be in an art show. That's why we seek art professionals to serve on the independent jury for our CELEBRATION OF ART show and sale.

Yesterday our jury evaluated this year's submissions, and they included some wonderful offerings. After lengthy analysis, they made their selections, and all applicants will be notified of the results very soon.

It's hard to judge, and it's also hard to put yourself out there for the judges. Kudos to everyone who submitted art this year. Whether you are selected or not, you're on an exciting journey which will bring good things. Chazak!!