Monday, January 26, 2009

What warms my heart this week is...
the people I love as friends..warm sunny days and cool sea breezes...crystal clear water..lady bugs..dappled sunlit rooms..colour..laughter..warm smiles...gentle touches..lazy weekends....and hair cut days where the family gather for the big shave off..its always good for some laughs and chatter...

William L Shirer: Quotes on Reflection

Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.

Charles Dickens: Quotes on Reflection
Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - no on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Filtered light!

Today I spent the entire day creating in my studio with only my tiny black cat and my radio for company,it was bliss.The sun was streaming through the windows and the wind was blowing which caused reflections to dance all around me,it was just wonderful,I love the filtered light that sparkles through the leaves in the trees outside,it has a certain sort of magic that makes me relax and forget the bad things in the world.

What warmed my heart today,mmm let me think..oh yes little black cats,crazy dogs,the sound of trickling water,light playing in the trees,birds singing,wind blowing,paint,dolls,creativity,soft material,feathers and the people I love.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A safe place!

What warms my heart is my studio,it is there that I can rest and forget all that is sad and bad in this world,I get lost in this little place and all the magic in my world floats around me and restores my inner self.

I work on instinct,using my hands and eyes,I see with my mind,things that I cannot express with words and they come to life in my hands,it is exhilarating and magical how the whole process of creativity just gives birth to something that was only a thought or inkling in my mind.

I don't consider myself to be a great artist,Im just average but I am so very greatful to have been born with a gift that allows me the freedom to express my self with my hands,to experience a place where I can forget all that is happening and get lost in the process of art.

My studio was built with love,my husband worked for days laying cement,building walls,roofing ,electrics and so on,just so I could have a place to work in peace.

My kids love to come and visit there,they sit and talk,look around,touch things,they don't stay long now that they are in their late teens but they still like to visit awhile every now and then and when they are not there it is just me and my dog Booley chilling out in the special place we love.

What warmed my heart today,my family and my wonderful friends,the sea breeze,the birds feeding their babies,lady bugs, dragon flies,purple daisies and the blue blue sky!