I'm so excited I must share this with someone... a few years ago I read a book, "Nine Modern Day Muses and a Bodyguard" by Jill Badonsky. I found her website and subscribed to her newsletter. Recently, I was feeling as though my creative life was going no where, so I signed up for one of her free teleconferences and won free creativity coaching sessions with Karen Cowles - I was shocked, as well as a bit skeptical, when I won. But now I am SO glad I signed up for that call. Karen has a special gift for motivating creative types. She suggested I make something "small and quick that you get to a point that you like, though it may feel unfinished, and then set it aside." I had to bring it to our call the following week. I ended up making a "creativity spark". I had no idea what they looked like before this one appeared from my clay. BIG ((hug)) and HUGE thanks to Karen! :D I feel so inspired.
I started an online papier mache class with Marlaine Verhelst last week. After selecting an animal and doing some research, we will begin to carve its armature out of styrofoam. I've chosen to create a camel. I've never made one before, nor have I used styrofoam for an armature. I'm envisioning a huge mess, but lots of FUN! I'll post pictures as I progress.
I'm going to start using this page to share my life with others... mainly my progress as an artist. Especially my clay buds at BPCAG. I'll be adding updates on works in progress (WIPS), frustrations, rants, raves, etc., maybe I'll even add some tutorials (TUTS) of projects I conquer - lol. My muses have been on hiatus for far too long - I must put them to work.
I hope it benefits someone in some way (self included).