Monday, May 30, 2016

Creativity Reporting for Duty

I have been so busy the last few weeks, 
that I have had no time to create. 

Usually when this happens I get really grouchy,
but I told myself to hold on, 
knowing I would eventually have some time
 to return to some creative endeavors. 

Last week I managed a bit of time to 
do some journal play. 

And yesterday I used the above photo that I took last fall

and changed it on the computer.

I then printed a couple of copies of it, and made a book,
using the image to decorate the cover.

I am happy that my creativity was able to report for duty
 when I had some time to create. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Creative Play

There hasn't been too much creative playing happening 
in my neck of the woods lately. 

But I have added a few creations in my journal
'For the Love of Play'

This was the first addition of the year.... 

I was planning to fill all of the pages in this book 
by the end of 2016. 

At the rate I am going that won't happen.

But the real goal of this book
was creative play - create just for fun. 
No expectations. 

And that goal has happened 
on each of these pages.  

I hope you are fitting a bit of creative play into your days!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Past Creations.

The bit of creative time I had this week
was used sorting out some older creations
and even though I have shared them here before
I decided to show them again. 

I am also working at trying to add a number of things 

These birds showed up on tea bags a few years ago. 

I then started to add paint and pastels 
and bits of collage to tea bags. 

My collage works changed and included pressed botanical bits
and torn or cut pieces of paper. 

Seeing these creations again
makes me smile,
as I remember the joy I felt creating these pieces. 

I remember so clearly spending an impromptu
creative afternoon, scribbling and not caring where this book took me
and I love how it turned out. 

And making books always brings me such pleasure. 

It has been a bit of a journey as I organize these pieces from creative days in the past. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Prayer Flags on Earth Day

It is Earth Day today. 

I try to connect with nature daily. 
I know I need this to feel whole. 

What I create often has a connection to nature 
and it made me happy when prayer flags also showed up on this piece. 

My Prayer Flag creation was made by collaging bits of decorated paper, 
adding bits of my photographs 
and adding layers of paint, pen, ink, pastel, graphite 
and whatever else was close by. 

The image below is a computer manipulated version of the original creation. 

 "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
                                                                            - Aristotle

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mixed Media Play

I am back to playing with
 little bits of paper 
that I add to with paint and pastel and ink and graphite 
or whatever else is within reach. 

True mixed media pieces that I am loving playing with. 

And once I finished playing with the messy supplies,
I played some more on my computer. 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Winter Photos

Winter is on its way out 
but I had to share a few more of my photographs
from a beautiful winter day. 

Although I love winter 
I am happy that the days are getting longer, 
and the snow is melting. 

Onwards to spring and summer!