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Creativity is a life saver

I've had a tuff few years and there are days I just can't find my happy spot. I normally have a slightly childlike outlook on life, but my inner child hides some times. She has been avoiding me here lately. I did get her out of her hiding place this past Saturday when my friend Becky came by and we had a play day with poly clay. It's a really open ended creative tool for jewelry making. It becomes whatever your skills and imagination will let it be. We had a good day playing and experimenting. Took a break and had a great lunch at the Slick Pig, one of my new fav BBQ places in Murfreesboro. 

I felt so much better after a couple of hours of creative play. Bouncing ideas back and forth and just wondering what would happen if we tried this or that with the clay. 

Good things always come out of a day shared with friends and crafting. 

The Boro Art Crawl is this coming Friday night 6:00 - 9:00. I am almost ready, just need to tag the new stuff.  The weather will be nice that day too! I always enjoy the art crawl so much. You can see the work of the other artists at the link above. To see the map for the business that are opening their shops to the art invasion just use this map.

 Steel and clay - aged patina 
copper chains have been added

Steel, clay with copper foil and rich alcohol ink patina

The Year of The Dog is being recognized at this crawl 
Here little foot prints that touch our hearts are 
hand painted or cut out of the metal 

This is my favorite Year of the Dog piece.
The furry baby Mom bracelet.

Delicate  rose and old key with Czech glass beads. 

One day last week I used my day off for drawing. I'd not done anything in a good while. I had transferred this drawing on to board but never started the color. So I started right after breakfast and it was done by the afternoon. 

Acrylic paint, ink and prism color pencils

Olivia has very odd behavior (no different from other cats I'm sure) but I though this was so funny when I looked up and saw Mulder and Scully "looking at her"
She must have not liked being considered an X file
For she seems to be discussing it in depth with Fox

Life is never boring with a little fuzzy friend. 

Comments

Gene Black said…
I hope your day at the Art Crawl is a wonderful success. You have some lovely pieces to offer.
I agree with Gene, your jewelry pieces are lovely and I hope you have a great "Art Crawl". Olivia reminds me of our cat sitting in front of the TV and looking in the "crack" trying to figure out where the football went. Too funny - ;))
Quilt Rat said…
Omg....I LOVE your painting.....he is absolutely FABULOUS!!!!

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