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Back from Vacay and school starts soon!!!!

Well, we’re back from Vacay ………..and here’s a few more sketches from my journal during vacay time.  I focused on faces because I’ll admit they are a weakness for me but mostly because that’s how I want to start the year with my students.

I am sad when summer is over because the illusion that I am a “full time artist” is shattered and I’m reminded oh so vehemently that I do have another job to go to in order to pay the bills….I’m just very lucky that it’s TEACHING art and keeps me on my toes and allows me to keep working on my own projects in bits and pieces.   But still I so enjoy the “illusion” the summer creates and am always left perplexed, anxious and sad when it’s over.  Not because I don’t love my job and my amazing students, but it’s that constant reminder that I have yet to make it to where I can survive on my Art alone and that September Stab every year never dulls.  But I won’t let it bring me down because I have 250 students waiting to take ART and they WANT to be there…..unlike Math class….so I can’t and won’t let them down….I’ve done over thirty pieces this summer and now I have 250 “MASTERPieces” waiting for me all with a face and a name.  Let me serve them well.

My husband and I also made a valiant attempt at getting all my art off the floor and out of the garage so we got it all hung in my studio and ready for showtime in October.

Why do I feel like I’m in Kindergarten again? And More ways to save at Home Depot!

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First Squares themes in my work, then triangles and now I’ve move up to the elusive CIRCLE…. This was sosoooooo much fun!  The brown is a paint Sample from Home Depot, Martha Stuart Collection called Potting soil and now I know why…they texture feels just like rough dirt when paint smoothly or with a knife, I used both methods.  it cost me 5$ at Home Depot and will last forever, so check out the paint sample section that people use to “try out” paints on their walls to see if they like it or not, and DON’T forget to look at the remnant bin where all the “mistakes” go and you can get a gallon of paint for $5!!

So here’s my newest “work” which I hate to call my pieces “Work” because I have so much fun doing them!!  This one was a blast.  Think I might play with circles for awhile…..just like the good old days in the sand box….”dirt” paint and all!!

                                                                         This piece for sale at Art Span and prints available at Red Bubble

As always if you Like this piece click “LIKE”, if you want to comment…great, but most of all…say it with me…..HAVE FUN AND CREATE (and get a good bargain when you can)!!!  I’m all about the fun of the hunt and the lower the price tage the better and the better the secret “location” is….even better because that means I can share it with you!!  So Have fun and don’t go broke doing it!! Peace and Light  WK

Where will I be October 8th? Come see me!

Historic HandleyFEST – 13th Annual Festival & Classic Car/Art Show – Fort Worth, Texas

I’ll be at the Historic HandleyFest -13th Annual Festival & Classic Car / Art Show Dates: 10/8/11 – 10/8/11 10am-10pm.

 The 13th Annual HandleyFEST is a free community event that features live music, multiple entertainment stages, a juried art show, crafters village, commercial vendors, great food, classic car show, kid’s zone and city safety fair. We expect more than 50,000 to attend the 2011 festival. HandleyFEST takes place in the Urban Village of Handley located in East Fort Worth and is designed to attract a variety of quality artisans. The local galleries will increase their participation in the 2011 event as we take this one-day festival to the next level! More than $5,000 in cash awards and prizes! Additional purchase awards and other prizes may be given. FESTIVAL FACTS • Over 40,000 attendees last year • More than 100 Artists and other vendors • Free entrance for shoppers • Free parking available • Live entertainment throughout the festival • Eclectic variety of Festival Food and local Restaurant participants • Located in historic urban village •

Check out

www.winnsboroart.com

for more information, directions etc.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Just a few Items for Items for sale:

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What is inspiring me now….

I don’t know how to start talking about this book.  The quotes I’m afraid if I began listing, the entire book would be there for you.

It’s changed my life and my outlook and I’m so blessed that the Universe led me to this writer, whom I”m now in love with, and the words he had to share.  Thank you muses, God, Angels, or whatever you may call them, they wrote this book, they created my last piece.  The trick of The War of Art is how to get out of their way and your own and get to the work that they have planned for you..  I’ve never worked harder than while reading this book.  I just may have to read it again to get ready for a show 🙂 Enjoy and please take part in the poll below.  Would love to hear from other readers whether it affected you in the same way it did me or if it bored y ou to tears…. But for me one paraphrase….Our job is to find out who we are and get busy becoming that person.  How can I stay out of the studio after reading that!

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

New Work: Moving Along

I’m not used to working on multi-level surfaces….But I’m loving the foamboard on the wood….it’s too fun….

Here are the same holes but painted….the bead and wiring will come last….

Holes to be wired and beaded

So in the last week we’ve gone from this to this…….Gotta long way to go so back to the studio….

Very beginnings of multi-layer pieceSome layers, text and raised letters and symbols addedSome layers, text and raised letters and symbols added

Some layers, text and raised letters and symbols added

If you like this piece or Post “LIKE” it below or share it with friends on facebook or just leave a comment….Would love to hear from you!!  WK

New Work

First of a series of three for an Antique Store Commission

This is a small board measuring about 6”x6” and it’s the first of three that will go together as a series. I’ve discovered this new medium called Iridenscent Medium and I just love love love it. If you haven’t tried it run out and get it!

Meaningful Life=Meaningful Creation

“The centerpiece of a meaningful life for creators is meaningful creating.”
Eric Maisel

The above quote is from Eric Maisel’s book, Van Gough Blues, in which Maisel asserts that very often, depression in creative people can often be remedied by re-discovering the meaning in one’s life and one’s art. I certainly resonate with this idea, and believe that it is important for our creative projects to have personal meaning, on one level or another.

Very often, meaningful creative intentions are the bridge between thinking, “Oh, I wish I had more time to do creative things” and actually taking the time to engage in a regular practice of creativity.

What do I mean by “meaningful creative intentions”? It’s simple: projects that provide personal meaning for you, outside of simply just being “creative”, are YOUR meaningful creative intentions. Examples include things like:

  • making handmade gifts for others
  • creating for charity
  • creating handmade items to decorate your home
  • creating art to honor someone’s memory
  • participating in a creative collaboration
  • creating with a larger goal in mind

These projects can be fun, simple, and spontaneous. Sometimes projects that are “out of the blue” are, indeed, the very best way to get “out of the blues”.

Creativity, meaning, and time dance together in an unavoidable and rather effective cycle: the more meaningful your creative projects are to you, the more you’re likely to engage in them. Then, the more you are engaging your creativity, the more creative ideas you’ll be having for more meaningful creative projects.

In other words, creativity begets creativity! And, of course, regularly making the time for your creativity cements its importance in your life.

If you would like more support in engaging in meaningful creative projects, this Artellagram includes several resources that might be helpful. SARK’s Dream Boogie is still open for enrollment until Tuesday, and is a fabulous opportunity to diving into your creativity heart-first. Also, the free Conscious Awakenings Life Purpose Telesummit that begins next week is overflowing with inspiration for connecting to what really matters most. And the calendART project in the Creativity Tips section is a practical way to bring more meaningful creativity in your day to day life. Information about all these nifty adventures follows below!



For those short on time, to simplify this week’s Artellagram, here are some ”quick links” to the highlights in this edition. You can simply follow the links that you’re interested in and go directly to that section.

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