"I have enough, I do enough, I am enough."
I am so thankful for friends, family, my health and even the wonderful people I have met in this crazy blogging world. A huge thank you to all the students and 'seekers' I have had to privilege to teach and share myself with this year. I do hope you all get to have even one moment of serenity and silence so that you may contemplate your many blessings and thank the people who support you and your creative endeavors...please keep peace and gratitude in your heart this year!
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost (1923)
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(I feel better now...)
"Totally awesome" work done by my students during last Saturday's "The Painted Page" collage book workshop at the University of Washington (Experimental College). I am always absolutely amazed and thrilled at what people create in my classes! It was a beautiful, cold crisp day outside, while we were cozy in our classroom, just creating.
I've been participating in an online journaling class called Point and Shoot Journaling, put on by LK Ludwig. It's been a wonderful experience, and has kept me "creative" at times when I didn't feel like being creative! We are working with our own photos, as well as song lyrics, metaphor and other writing assignments. LK starts a new class each month, and it's fabulous!. To see more of my journal pages, please visit my Flickr site!
Get ready to roll up your sleeves, and spend the afternoon painting and collaging free-form, folded books. This 'process-oriented' class will open your eyes to many possibilities using various papers, fabrics, texture and acrylic paints. Heavy watercolor paper and some collage materials will be provided. The instructor, Lisa JonesMoore, holds a BFA, and has been creating and teaching in the area for 15 years. No experience required!
When: Saturday, December 5, 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Where: University of Washington, Seattle campus
Cost: $45. General public/$ 35 UW students
Register: call 206-68-LEARN
or visit www.exco.org
The Painted Page, Course #10.0332, listed under "Arts and Crafts"
Lowell Art Works Presents:
“The Breasts of the Northwest III: Oh-Nine!"
November 21st – December 20th, 2009
at Lowell Art Works in Everett, WA
The time has come 'round again for the draperies to drop, the shirts to be shed, and the double D's to be displayed! Proudly! Persecution- and prosecution-free!
The Breasts of the Northwest III: Oh-Nine!
I could wax poetic here and sing you the saga of the beleaguered bosom, but I shall leave that to the blogosphere and the media, where the poor dears' tale has endured debate and discussion the likes of few other features of the feminine form. And alas, I do mean only feminine, as apparently these are especially incendiary.
“Revered, underrated, over-covered, decorated, worshipped, resented, cherished, twisted, admired. They arouse, nurture, aggravate, comfort, inspire. They cause joy, heartache, backache, desire, obsession, fantasy, bankruptcy, embarrassment, confusion, pride. They’re controversial. They’re irresistible. They’re dangerous and harmless. They’re constant companions, old friends, and a pain in the ass for tummy sleepers. Everybody’s born with ‘em, though more than half are destined to remain purely decorative. To what do I refer, you ask? I speak, of course, of the incomprehensible breast.”
We shall once again celebrate the focus of our fancies, and this year with extra support (and foam) for the female front! Decaf, half-caf, with whip or without, our own beautiful bits or a buddy's, we will honor the aesthetic so tragically treated and scandalously stifled.
What: Opening Party for "The Breasts of the Northwest III: Oh-Nine!"
Where: Lowell Art Works, 5205 S. 2nd Ave., Everett, WA 98203
When: Saturday, November 21st, 4-9 PM
(Concurrently with the sideshow:
"Puff: The Art, Allure and Agony of the Smoking Culture")
Text courtesy of Lowell Art Works! Some proceeds from sales go to breast cancer research.
Our development philosophy: We believe people know their own needs. We believe in people's capacity to help themselves. We believe that development is about encouragement, learning, strategic experimentation and partnership exchanges. (Text courtesy of Fabric of Life website)
Imagine the scent of warm beeswax (all day!), while the rain rages just outside. Imagine spending a few hours with some fellow creative types from all walks of life–playing with paper, fabric and found objects. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
Some of my students' work from my Candy Tin Assemblage class that took place last night. These photos show various stages of progress throughout the evening. My students were mostly teachers (middle and high school), and artists. I felt like I was in very good company. Teaching this class was a very rewarding experience!