(c) 2011 Clarity
Back at the studio after a weekend of family activity.
So after getting up multiple times to catch Sirius on the horizon in the early early morning, finally saw it around
5 am, we rested.
After breakfast outside, wonderful view of the river, we unloaded the fridge and freezer, so we could lift it up on a 16 inch high platform I build yesterday. That was quite a feat, the two of us lifting that thing, but we did it, and it is So much better.
When you come back to a studio, you have to get it back in shape.
Hope your day is a good one.
Perhaps using the same image from another entry, but we're on the Ubuntu side of the computer and it's the only image here at the moment.
Finally got Flash to work on this side, so that will be a help.
Here at the Highland Cafe in Thomaston, Maine.
Worth a stop, if you're in the area. Very nice atmosphere and friendly owners.
It'll be wonderful to see them succeed in this area.
Once again, the studio is mobile. We're both working with images and catching up on emails.
Birthday party to go to in a few minutes.
Hope your day is good to you.
It is nice to see increased visits to our website due to our art show at the Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. Thank you everyone for visiting.
Today we gave an art class to three of our grand-children, as well as a puppetry class. We combined the drawing of the eight background scenes with the puppet story. And then we filmed it. We will show it to them again when they're 20. :-)
Hope your day is happily eventful.
It's great when your 4 year old grand-daughter says,
"I want to paint, let's go to the cafe."
Wonderful when the day takes a direction like that.
Hope your day is turning out well.
(c) 2011 Clarity
There are all kinds of studios, all shapes and sizes, some are costly some are inexpensive,
but one that anyone can have access to is outdoors, or cafes,
or libraries. There are many places where you can muse, and musing is one of the larger parts of creating art.
Yesterday we were at the lake, with our chairs, our picnic,
and our books. We read to each other and mused throughout
the day. It was a way to stay cooled off and a way to keep working at the same time.
Today we're at the library, because it is raining like crazy outside. Perfect, another great day to muse. All of these days add up
to being able to come to the work and be ready to jump right in. Jumping right in is what creating does, it drops you into the middle of the world of musing and from there you swim.
Hope you are finding your muse today.
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Everything. That is to say all kinds of creative events can happen at a studio.
Studios can be like conversations, one thing leads to another until something new emerges out of a beginning.
Tonight there were four of us artists sitting around our outdoor umbrella-ed table. We had fixed dinner and decided to invite another artist friend in the building to join us, which she did.
A bit later another artist friend in the same building happened around the corner and we said, Join us for coffee? So she did.
Now we're four artists sitting around the table and the evening begins to create itself. We had a wonderful evening and supported one another feel the value of our creativity.
Just like any good painting or art project, if you allow something to unfold on its own,
you end up with something more.
Creativity needs to be nurtured, artists need to be together, to talk, to share ideas, to come to creative answers to daily events. We artists need this as the world decides whether what we are doing has a value they can see.
For us, the language of the inner vision has value that brings color to our world.
We've started a new painting this morning, another of the ten angels in this series we're doing.
Feels good to be painting, like being fed from a deep place within us.
It's a hotter day outside, so we've set up at the table in the kitchen, looking out over the St. George River. Saw a bald eagle fly past earlier today.
We each have our work to do.
Hope you are being fed by your creativity.
(C) 2011 Clarity
We enjoyed our opening reception at the Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. It was a wonderful evening; we met new people, had good conversations about the work, both the work on the walls and the books of ours that we brought along.
We are also grateful for the interest it has generated in visits to our website. Our work grows and expands as more people know about us. So thank you. Thank you for visiting and telling others you know that might be interested in the art we create.
We want to thank the Co-op for hosting our work for the month of August. This is our sixth show with them.
Hope your creative life is unfolding for you.