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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Well, I am finally at a point in my new space where I have the room to start working! I've organized and rearranged the existing furnishings to where I feel I can be creative again. This is good! Without a proper work environment, doing anything can be frustrating, and hinder the creative process.
So I started on two art journals... guts only at this point. I should be completed with the insides and ready to start the covers today! I'm hoping that they will do well at Ivanhoe Books in Silver Lake, my friend Lucy's store. She lit the fire under my ass to get going, so I'm off like a herd of turtles! Anyone who actually has had turtles knows that this is actually quite fast!
I will post photos as I get them completed! It's hard to go TOO fast because Beckham is always interfering with my painting process, and he gets in the way while I'm working with leather, as well. He still doesn't leave the room too much during the day, so I must learn to work together with him! Luckily, Jimmy Boo doesn't have the same interest in my work! He just sleeps in his condo, or watches from above, as I work on my pages....
Wish me luck... I haven't made a book in months, and my creativity has felt a little cramped with the move. Love to all.
I was last seen in the construction industry, wearing a hard hat and yelling at guys. Just kidding! I never yelled! My guys liked working with me, actually. But I was losing my creative self, which is very important to me. So... I left. I am also most happy when I'm helping to inspire people, either with my crafting posts, showing something amazing about nature, or sharing my latest favorite bookmaking project... I love working with my hands...oh to feel things! I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge about nature, life, people, my art.... that's what this life is for, I believe.