Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Finding your Center and Keeping It!

I have days where I find myself questioning my objectives, my talents and dreams. I think we all have those days from time to time. I look back to five years ago and I had much more free time than I do now. I now call what use to be free time as planned time. Objectively speaking I do my best to find that no matter what. When I returned to doing art five years ago I found it to be very grounding. As in like for all the years I wrote and devoted all my time to writing I found greater refuge in my art. Over the years since my twenties I longed to find the mediums to bridge together my Inspirational Poetry with Mixed Media Collage Art. Twenty years ago I had no name for such mediums, as I do today. I believe we are given gifts to hone and shape. It is up to us whether we bring them into their maturity and dedicate one's self to the cause that spurns the vision in creating.

So my journey is twofold. I love Assemblage Art and Mixed Media Collage Art. I started five years ago by stepping into the scrapbook world and finding my way through that. I was never much of a stamp person or card making person. Then I found I really liked the hands on aspect of creating assemblages. From there I started to take some classes with Kelly Rae Roberts. There I found and expansion of creating that freed me further. I don't consider myself a freestyle painter as I would like Flora Bowley. I find her work effortless and beautiful. I have also come to understand I have no desire to be like Kelly Rae Roberts either. My vision for my dreams began over thirty years ago. The impetus to finding my medium of sorts that brings my talents forward into today is my path. The other classes I have taken were from Tim Holtz his Creativity Chemistry 101 & 102, and soon 103! There is much to be gleaned from his teachings so if you have not checked these classes out I suggest you do!!!

I had the good fortune to travel down to San Jose to the Island Escape this past weekend and take an assemblage class from him for the afternoon along with thirty some odd other folks. What a fantastic teacher he is!!! I picked up new things and really enjoyed the class!! In the past five years of expounding boundaries and immersing myself into other mediums I love the fact they all more or less can crossover and be used in various ways. Finding one's center is built upon the practice of doing and keeping with it! I will soon add a verse to this piece as I continue dancing with the elements I find as I go.

Thanks for Stopping By,

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