Friday, April 21, 2017

~Things Change~

If Ya Have Watched Any Of My YouTube Videos...
Ya'll Notice Many Times...
I Start Workin' On A Canvas...
Sayin' What It's Gonna Be...
For Instance...
A Couple Of Times...
I Said I Was Workin' On Creatin'...
A "Cow Head"...
Both Times Those Canvases...
Ended Up Being...
Florals...

I Normally Have An Idea...
Of What I'd Like To Try...
But, More Than Not...
The Backgrounds...Lead The Way...

My Latest 2 Canvases...
Proved All The Above To Be True..
I Had Recently Done A...
"Boston Terrier" Canvas...
And Was Gonna Create...
A Couple Of Small "Boston Terrier" Canvases...

After Buildin' Up The Backgrounds...
I Walked Away From 'em While They Dried...
When I Returned...
I Saw THE TWINS!

Definitely NOT Boston Terriers...
LOL

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I Have Realized...
Over The Past Year Since...
I Have Started This Journey Into...
Mixed Media...
Just Goin' With The Flow...
Is The Way To Go!!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

~At This Age~

I'll Be 60 This Year...
When I Started Hickety Pickety...
I Was 29...
Back Then All My Business Was Done...
On The Phone Or By Snail Mail...

I Marveled Over When Gals...
Would Call And Order From Me...
And Share That They Were 60 And Older...

I Thought Of Those 60 And Older...
Only Interested In Quilting...
Or Crocheting Doilies...
eeeeeks!

Why I Thought There Was An Age Limit...
On Crafting...
I Guess Because My Own Mother...
Never Had An Interest...
In Fact She Found What I Created...
Really Quite Strange...She Didn't Understand It...
Why Folks Would Want To Clutter Up Their Homes...
With Dolls & Such...
 Dolls That Were Made To Look...
Old & Dirty No Less...lol
 
And Here I Am At 60...
The Age When I Marveled At Those...
Interested In Creating....
And I'm Understanding The Freedom Age Gives One...
In Creating And Other Aspects Of Life...
 
When Folks See My...
I Wonder If  They Would Be Surprised To Find...
That A 60 Yr. Old Gray Haired Gal...
Is Creating It?
 

Enjoy!
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

~Labels~

I Often Hear...
"That Surprises Me You Made That"
"I Didn't Know You Liked Pastels"
"That Doesn't Look Like Your Stuff"
"I Thought You Made Primitives"
 
Most Often These Comments Are From Those...
That Do Not Create ...
Or Only Create One Style Or Type Of Art...
 
Myself...I LOVE All Kinds Of Art...
I Love The Pastel Cottage Colors...
I Love The Deep Dark Drab Primitives...
I Love The Bright Funky Outsider Art...
I Could Go On And On...
 
But, What I Don't Like...
Are Labels...
I Dislike When What I Make Gets Labeled...
In The World Of Keywords, Hashtags, SEO, etc...
It's Impossible To Not Have To Define Our Art...
But, I Really Don't Like Having To...
I Don't Want To Be Labeled As Being...
That Person That Makes Only One Thing...
Having Only One Style...
 
My Own Home Is Becoming...
More & More A Reflection Of What I Love...
And That Is EVERYTHING!
I Use To Stick To A More...
Flowing Decor...
My Home Had To Have Rhyme Or Reason...
Not So Much Now...
 
I've Been On A Yarn Spree Of Sorts Lately...
Crocheting Like A Mad Woman...
The Husband Is Afraid He'll Come Home...
And Find That I've Yarn Bombed All The Furniture...
Who Knows...That Might Actually Happen!
 
As I've Gotten Older...
I Find I Believe That My Home...
Should Be A Reflection Of What I Love...
If I Love An "Ass Biter" Dog Canvas...
Hanging Next To A Antique China Plate...
Then So Be It!
 
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Hope You Are Having A Happy Day!