• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

My Creative Journey

I’ve felt this un-relenting need to create. I’ve always loved building things, creating scrapbooks (in the true sense of the word), sewing and drawing patterns…but this was something different.  A drive to try my hand at different types of art that I’ve never tried before.  I started looking for what it was – because I knew I’d know it when I saw it.

And sure enough, I found the answer…

Looking through a book I picked up (mostly because of the pretty pictures) I came across a chapter on Altered Books.  Altered books?  What the hell are Altered Books? Well, they sure looked pretty!  And low and behold, if that didn’t open my eyes to a whole genre of art that I never even knew existed.  Everything from the fabled Altered Books to Artist Trading Cards to 4x4s, 1x1s, skinnies, art challenges – oh my!  The list went on and on!  All these terms, acronyms and art styles I had never heard of.  This was it!  A way to turn neat old things into something more than a stack in a box!  I had found what I was looking for!

So on Groundhog Day 2009 I decided to begin My Year of Living Creatively.  My goal to create at least one piece of artwork per week, regardless of size, medium or quality.  I say “quality” because I’m no Michaelangelo!  But they say art is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s an extension of my soul, so therefore it is good.

Come along with me as I explore these different art forms, make mistakes, create amazing things and find where this creative path leads…

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3 Responses

  1. Howdy neighbor!! Glad you stopped by. I see you are on an Artistic Journey. You go girl!! We all need art in our Lives. And it does fill my life with Happiness. I hope the same for you my friend!!
    Hugs Lynn

  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Blisschick. And may I say, I ADORE how you started this challenge for yourself on Groundhog Day! Something about that seems very right! 🙂 Peace & Bliss on your journey! Christine

  3. I love Mom’s book – fabulous work!! I love your creativity and envy your time to endulge in it! Mom loved to show us how to make things (pretty much anything we needed or wanted) and Dad taught us that we could build anything — between the two of them, they passed their creative talent onto us! Thanks for sharing – I’ll be back to see what else you’ve been up to! 😉

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