Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Creative Resolution Story: Andrea


What's happened since you made your creative resolution in January 2011?

I have brought in an assistant to help me get more marketing done..which in turn manifests my creative resolution.

How has your creative resolution evolved since you made your declaration?

Originally my creative resolution was one word "Vision" but it has evolved to clarify vision meaning to "See and be seen" I've also started an epic project of creating 1000 pieces of art in an effort to "find my style". This can also be a vehicle to "be seen" by having a body of work to show.

What have you learned about yourself?

I am capable of setting goals and working steadily toward them. I do well with a little bit of focus and still having the freedom of loose boundaries.

What's next for your creative journey?

I will continue with my "epic project" and create art work every day to reach my goal of 1000 pieces and in the process find more places to post pictures, thus continuing to "be seen" I will enter challenges and submit artwork to my favorite publications.

:: More 2011 Creative Resolution Participants

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Big Juicy Journal - Backgrounds

Spending some time in my BIG Juicy journal playing with color, texture and shapes. Rubbed the page with black gesso. Used strips of paper from a Nordstroms sweater advertisement. Spray painted color through a old trivet. Dipped the end of a toliet paper roll in paint to make random circles.  Collaged the page with old book pages and journal pages with holes cut in them. I had no idea where I was going with this but I like where I arrived. It's not over...there is a story to tell on this page...this was the birth of a background.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The BIG Juicy Journal

The BIG Juicy Journal, a set on Flickr.
Brisk and sunny day...
Listening to Emiliana Torrini Radio station on Pandora.com...
Nagchampa burning...
Jasmine iced tea...
Paint, pens, and paper ...
Working in my Big Juicy Journal.

What are you doing today?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Creative Planning Retreat for 2012 Creative Workshops


This was a great weekend. Andrea (http://www.aworkofheart) and I went to the mountains to plan the creative classes we will be offering in 2012.

Andrea and I spent a little time in Barnes & Noble collecting inspiration in the pages of Somerset Studio Magazines . We purchased a few and headed over to the Buttery in Santa Cruz, CA. We had lunch outside serenaded by two musicians playing Celtic music in the summer sun. I had the most delicious Hot Buttered Latte & a Curry Chicken Sandwich. It was a delight to all the senses. Great inspiration and a wonderful spark for new ideas.

We were are planning a variety of pleasures for the coming year.

- Juicy Soul Retreats
- Vision Boards & Idea Catchers
- Blog Parties
- More show and tell time...Creative Resolutions, Vision Board Stories & Journal Pages

If you are looking for more ways to collaborate and be challenged in your creative journey...we will have more opportunities for you to play and create.

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