Only four weeks until Artfest. Art Camp. An Art Getaway for Aunt Krissy and me. Have you ever read a Spa website and just felt thoroughly relaxed and massaged simply by reading their descriptions of the treatments available? (Try it. It works.) Artfest is like that. Just reading the website makes me feel more creative. More inspired. I cannot wait. Aunt Krissy, have you bought your plane ticket yet?
Speaking of “I cannot wait,” I am not waiting. Having read The Artistic Mother has gotten my creative juices flowing again. I am ready to have art reappear in my daily (or at least weekly!) life. Today I finished crafting my new…
Artistic Vision Statement
I am an artist. I am a creator of crafts, a sewer of seams, an observer of thoughts, and a painter of dreams. I capture the moment, the feeling, the thought, the life…that fleeting thing. My art calls to people and cries, “Look! See what the Lord has done in this life or this leaf!” It says it is okay to slow down. To stop. To breathe in the moments, no matter their size. I create so that I can more fully live this life that God has given me. I am an artist.
So I’m stepping in the direction of art. I have an idea of why I create and I have a list of my long term and short term artistic goals. (Long term including such mondo-beyondo goals as hand quilting something…definitely one that will have to wait for calmer years…and getting a book published…something I feel God calling me to but telling me to wait until the time is right. Short term goals include buying a light reflector and learning how to use it for portraits and producing two digital art pieces that I like.)
Even the boys are benefitting. Art is back and we are welcoming it with open arms and open sketchbooks.