This is the time of year when the world is frosted in white. For a girl who loves gesso and lambs, it is quite the gift! A wash of newness - awash with possibilities. Like a box of unwrapped canvases or the first crisp pages of new books. You know that feeling? A fresh start.
I have been away. Not a long trip away, but a bitty retreat of my own: hair pulled up, thick sweat shirts, and a notebook in hand. I don't know about you but I have to step away sometimes in order to see (Quite literally - And now I learn I really do need glasses!) It is the time I need to pour out, dig-deep and see anew. Anyone else feel that way?
With the quiet beauty of a white world, I am putting together all kinds of colorful projects. Some art is simply for me, cathartic, honest and goofy. A perfect mix! Many ideas are being sorted into piles of projects I want to do with YOU this year. A whole pile of new WILD ART. And some of the fun is being filmed for an upcoming class this spring ~ little spring lambs of course!
It is good to sit with messy hands of paint, a list of ideas, and a calendar of hope-filled days, dreaming big!
Are you doing the same?
Many lovely opportunities are coming up soon. I have been on the phone and emailing with several people that want to come HERE for a summertime/autumn workshop. What? Really? Here?
There are special plans to be made to meet friends in NYC (Yes Joan, let's just do it! xo).
A fabulous retreat is planned for the Spring just outside of Chicago. I will be teaching and meeting new art friends ~ my favorite! I have been planning my workshop for this event and it just gets more playful and fun each day. I have boxes of sweet and silly to bring and share. It is at the Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. You should come with me! I am giving up a week of lambing for this artsy event -- so you know it is special!!!
And in a couple of weeks, a bitty trip to the coast. Oh, I need it!
Have you taken an artist date lately?
Well, I have one planned for us. I would love to have a *Wild Artist Date* with any girls that can meet up. Valerie Hebert, and I are choosing a day trip to the coast (Laguna Beach most likely). It is the perfect mid-winter treat! We will plan on Tuesday, February 5 for an relaxing day of art, food and silliness. It is an open invitation! I will post the details later this week ~
Why not give yourself the gift of a fresh page today?
Flip open that calendar and choose to see a new adventure. Artist dates away from your studio, your schedule, and your life are important to your creative heart. We all need fresh eyes to see!
Perhaps it will be a new class? I always keep a list of classes I want to take. Christy T. just posted her gorgeous she-art offerings. Beautiful! I can't think of anything more fun than a calendar of classes.
Maybe you want to adopt a puppy? I know where you can find a cute litter!
Or this may just be the year you pick up guitar, a camera, or a job at a local farm (lambing?)
The possibilities are endless~
This is the perfect time of year for dreaming and doing...I can't wait to see what you will choose!
Thinking of you~