I awoke this first morning in July, to milky skies and a light rain. We have been dodging showers for a few days now, and it looks like it's not going to change very quickly. The dew point is high; which I don't really care for, but I'm not complaining. It is so much hotter and difficult in other areas. I can get lost in my work. I am grateful to have the ability, to do what I am most passionate about...every day. I'm not one to settle into a comfort zone in my work and I have been working on a new rodent~ Matilda. She is a Meadow Mouse, also known as a Vole. We have quite a few of them here at the Cottage, so it was just a matter of time.
I feel that as I create lately, I am working on my original vision when I first stepped into the world of Primitives. I loved the simplicity and the "wonky" that it held. It is easiest to to create a cute or cartoon like look. As an Artist, I wanted to challenge myself and Extreme Primitives captured my heart. I have wanted them to have a look of whimsy and charm, in a more grown up way.
These Starlings have been the latest in that voice. They were so fun to do. I carved their beaks, a first for me, as my Father was the woodcarver of the family. He must have smiled down from above, because they really made the Starlings a stand out.
Above all, I am having fun and growing with each new piece. I have to keep a notebook close at hand as my brain imagines faster than my hands can create.
I am loving my Art and I believe that the secret to a happy heart, is to not feel confined, but free to blossom.
Please stop by Simply Primitives and Olde Primitive Peddler to see the first of the month offerings of myself and other Artisans.