|Spring Blessings~ my newest piece|
It is hard to believe that it has been so long since my last post. Where does the time go?
I have been fast at work, doing quite a few projects. There are classes to teach, shows to apply to, writing, pen and ink...and the list goes on. I decided early this Winter, that I would make some changes to my online presence, back away from some of the negativity that we often see in Social Media...and simply do my work. The work that is my great joy. I have to tell you, that the changes and positive energy that I have made in my life are nothing short of wonderful. It is something that I have done in small steps. Many a night, I will post what my Simple Joys are on my Face Book. It is a chance for me to look at my day and voice the little things that made my day special...to not forget, in this age of technology, what makes my heart truly smile.
A chat with dear friends gave me inspiration to continue the path of my Mousels~ to push myself to do better and grow. Art is a study, it s a hunger to make better. I found this quote on a friend's profile and it sticks in my head. I believe that it is his words, and it resonates ~
"Always be happy in your work. Never be satisfied"
It speaks of my need to always push ahead, to study and perfect technique. To compete with myself.
It is no secret that Beatrix Potter is my inspiration all of these years. I adore her soul of an Illustrator and Scientist. Her children's book,s that we know so well, hold a simple formula of realism and whimsy along with a dash of humanism.
This is the part of Beatrix that I hope to embrace in my own work. Above are pictures of my first two tries at a shrew~ Tilda.
I still enjoy this style of Mousie and I am playing with shape and form. This is Tinker.
My Deer Mouse version (Halloween never ends here)
And a last hurrah to Winter.
There are always muslin musings. Spring has arrived inside the Wee Cottage...if not quite outside.
Beloved Dutch bunnies are about~
Taking over, it seems~
but then, the sheep had to poke their nose in.....
and make their own statement.....
and inspire in different media.
And so after some sharing, it is time for me to get back to my work. I'm off today to work on a note card series; Hollyhock Hill.
Make a Mac and Cheese. Enjoy a family dinner....and post my Simple Joys that make this day special.