Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Born to do this

I had a very peaceful time at my table, creating this canvas the other day.
 I made it on a canvas covered board and used paint, gesso, and mostly new papers.  But also some antique wall paper.
 The quote on this scrapbook paper really spoke to me: I am not afraid, I was born to do this.
The pen tells you what that destiny is -- writing:
all the story-telling I have been wanting to do, and how important it is to me, and how much courage it takes to put my words and stories out there.
Funny -- I sat down to make a Valentine canvas and this is what happened!
Maybe it is just my valentine to myself.
 

Newsflash: Karla has opened up registration for Bird Song 5 coming up June 5 & 6; it always fills up so if you are thinking of going, get in touch with her as soon as possible!
You know if you have read my blog for a while that it is my favorite art event and I never miss it -- alas, I will have to miss it this time.  The timing doesn't work with all the graduation celebrating we'll be doing around here for Benjamin.  I am so sad to miss it!
Me, Suzanne and Karla at the inaugural Birdsong

So I hope you can go and, if you do, let me know, and then go, enjoy, take pictures and tell me ALL about it!  You will have the most fun with wonderful people and teachers, making great projects and enjoying Karla's warm hospitality!

5 comments :

Linda Sue said...

Wait...Ben is graduating? WHAT? He is still only four years old (in my mind)...WOW!

Kathy said...

Oh, a Valentine to yourself - I love that!! Congrats to Ben and to YOU!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks for the plug! The weekend won't be the same without you. And Suzanne! I think the date is bad for a lot of people this year, there are quite a few exciting things going on for many of our peeps. Weddings, graduations, parties and trips!! So, I need the plug, we aren't filled up in the first week this year.

I'll miss you.

Janice Petty said...

The message jumped off the screen and into my belly! Boy I needed to see this!

Lisa said...

Your canvas turned out beautifully!

I won't be able to attend Birdsong this year either. :(
It will be a different crowd without those of us who have been there from the very beginning, but the new girls will have a blast, I'm sure.