Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Small Stuff

I am taking Leslie Avon Miller's coaching class" Seeking Your Authentic Voice." We have a group of fabulous artists. We participate in an hour and a half phone conversation plus we have homework to do each week. The first week week our assignment was to write a life or artistic purpose statement . (Photo is of some items I will use to make an assemblage in a wooden cigar box.)

My statement, which may change at will, is currently: I am the flame that sings and dances. My warmth burns through fear and inflames and inspires others to manifest their own true selves.
This week we are creating an invitation to our artistic/creative selves. Mine was to go shopping for some art papers however instead I painted some white paper in the manner I envisioned. (Photo: another section of the cigar box. Can't show the theme as it is for someone who looks at this blog.)

I also feel inspired to add something to this wall hanging I made two years ago. I glued strips of paper onto tissue and then painted them. (Close up of paper textures)

Here is the wall hanging as it now stands. I feel it needs something in the center. I will have to play and explore around this.

I have also created book covers for two journals for myself. This one awaits binding, well they both do. I still need to fold 40 more sheets of paper for the inside of the second journal and then sew together the pages.

Interesting how inspired I am to do these little projects now that I'm taking the course whereas before I did not feel inspired. I am trying to complete some projects I have had on the back burner for some time. I hope completing them will leap me into doing some new, not even conceived of projects soon.

Regardless I am slow slow slow with all of this.

See sidebar for a health note for those who have wondered.


Katiejane said...

Sounds like you are becoming very inspired. I'm glad you are liking your class. The wall hanging is beautiful. You always make such pretty paper. I still have some that you sent to me in late 2009! I am stretching it out although I surely can make my own. I just like that it came from you.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lots of fun stuff going on here. Good you are being inspired with this new class on line and good you got that CT scan. Sweet of your son to dig a path for you so you can get to your fuel. Your new header is nice. Is that your road out of there? Looks icy to me.

Robin said...

Suki.....oh. the new header! Narnia to be sure! It's gorgeous!

And also gorgeous is your wall hanging!

These classes are just what you need! They are bringing your creative gifts to the forefront again! (Because you are truly one of the most nsturally gifted artists I know!)

Love to you and Bibs,

♥ Robin ♥

Lynn said...

WEll I am glad to finally get the update on your health...the hernia should be okay to live with then? Just BE Careful!!!!
Hope the other findings were nothing to cause concern/worry...
Thanks for posting this.

All the art work you are doing is lovely to see. The box will be a beauty. Your new banner is stunningly beautiful. Have fun in this class it really seems to be opening you up like one of my blooming daffodils!

Lesley said...

Isn't it great to just speak creatively with others who are doing something even vaguely similar? It sounds like you are very inspired...and slow is good!
Glad to hear that you are doing well.

Suz said...

my you are quite a fine artist
I love your wall hanging, really I do it's beautiful

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the energy shift! And slow has its advantages. Glad to hear your health is o.k.

(My word verification is gluing - perfect for a journal maker I think)

kj said...

suki, you are so talented. i mean that totally.

you are creating, i am writing, the energy is flowing again. i like nothing better.

i am smiling thinking about who that special present is for.... :)

have fun!

Jann Gougeon said...

Beautiful wall hanging. I like how you've used color. Very nice.

Annie said...

Oh Suki, this is all very wonderful. Keep up the great work. xoxo
P.S. Love the new header1

studio lolo said...

This class is probably the jumpstart you needed to release all of this wonderful creativity! I just love what you're doing.

That wall hanging is shrine-like. I love the shimmey textures. I really love the way you use colors and textures. I can always tell your work!


Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I am trying to catch up visiting, so seem to be leaving comments in chunks, kind of like reading a book you wrote to read your posts in a flow of sort. Love the shimmering wall hanging-reminds me of 'Arabian Nights'...