Monday, January 19, 2009

Art Retreat Day 2

Today was the day for getting supplies! My brother kindly left me a gift card to Michael's -- the top photo shows the journaling supplies I scored, the second shows jewelry do dads I got on a whim, and after that -- some of the jewelry I made.
I can't say how fun it is to just have days to make art, just two dogs to watch in the morning and evening.
I highly recommend dog sitting as a way to get an art retreat built into your schedule; the trick is that you are away from home and all the countless distractions which keep you from creating endlessly. Even at the studio, there are always the to do lists in the back of my mind - here I am 3000 miles away from all that and have nothing to fill my time with but art art art. . . .
I made many pages today while watching the wonderful inaugural concert from the Lincoln Memorial.
How could I not be inspired by that?
I also have a pile of books which I have wanted to read for ages, and I even found a local health club offers a week free!
oh ya.
Lots more journal pages to come tomorrow. . . .

inkpads for smearing color on paper, some wonderful little collage papers, new stamps, spray mount and luscious alphabet rubber stamp set

So many cute jewelry things are out there now, I couldn't resist, and I already made two pairs of earrings and a bracelet to match!

"During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight." --Fritjof Capra


  1. I love the color!

  2. Such wonderful colors!! -- you are so very fortunate to have this time for You!! Enjoy your Retreat!!