art, art journal, life, project

Welcome 2015

Welcome 2015The last few years haven’t been very good for this blog. But it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been creative.

This past year might not have been my most creative one but I still managed to play in my art journal a few times outside of my mixed media classes (which I love attending!) I also got sucked into the Rainbow Loom madness, mostly because of the students I was working with at the time. But other than that and a bit of doodling, not much has been accomplished in the arts and crafts section of my life. It is sad but understandable considering that I never completely unpacked all my supplies and set up my studio in the almost 3 years that I’ve been living here. But that will change. I intend to move and downsize my supplies. I have way too much stuff, like a lot of people I know, and I don’t even use half of it. I already started. Slowly. It is quite surprising how hard it has become to simply put a pile of paper/magazines in the recycling bin. Or to throw away a leftover piece of ribbon or yarn. Anything can be used in mixed media. That is, if you actually DO some mixed media, not just gather material for it.

For a few years now, I have been picking a word or two to focus on throughout the year. Some of the previous words have been: fresh, simplicity, balance, move, renew. This year, I chose two words: Flow and Free. I want to feel the flow of energy and air, wear flowy skirts, go with the flow. I want to free myself of negative thoughts, things and people, take advantage of free activities and feel more free. And I knew I had chosen the right words when I found this: Flow: The 30 day journal project from Lisa Sonora (and it’s free too!) Coincidence? I think not!


>Stringy mandala – Mandala filamenteux


Something simple today.
I signed up for Nanowrimo again this year. And tonight, I will be attending my first Nanowrimo meet-up. I have a very faint idea for my novel so I’m hoping to find inspiration by talking with fellow Wrimos. If you signed up for Nanowrimo, feel free to add me as a writing buddy.
My friend Kate has created her very own Ning network, The Queen of Creativity Castle. We’re already 24 members and it’s the second day so don’t be shy to take a look and join in the fun. Creative challenges, discussions, videos and soon, classes… It’ll be fun!
Quelque chose de simple aujourd’hui.
Je me suis réinscrite à Nanowrimo cette année. Et ce soir, je vais à une rencontre pour Nanowrimo pour la première fois. J’ai une poussière d’idée pour mon roman alors j’espère trouvé un peu d’inspiration en parlant avec d’autres Wrimos. Si vous êtes inscrites à Nanowrimo, n’hésitez pas à m’ajouter à votre liste d’amis.
Mon amie Kate a créé son propre réseau Ning, The Queen of Creativity Castle. Nous sommes déjà 24 membres et c’est la troisième journée alors n’ayez pas peur de venir faire un tour et de vous joindre au groupe. Des défis créatifs, discussions, vidéos et bientôt, des cours… Ce sera amusant!