taking pictures of the kids in motion. I realize how I used to snap a WHOLE lot more pictures on a daily basis when the kids were younger. So it is fun to have the camera out and snapping away. The older two are going to be a little tougher.....but they have been warned I will be taking pictures and for them to just be natural.
Over the weekend I had some frustrating "creative" blocks. I have these ideas in my head and am having a tough time translating them into a physical form. So after many failed attempts on Friday I started the day on Saturday knowing I had to abandon the project for a few days and start a project that always seems to get me into a good rhythm...mosaicing. So I started to mosaic this wine bottle. It felt good....to let go of the one project temporarily and to start something and "see" it coming together.
I am ready to start making "paper" for the Artistic Mother project. The more I read the book the more excited I get. The goal setting has really gotten to me...in a good way. I am feeling empowered. I have always had "lofty" goals....."try something new". I have learned that what has been missing is that I have needed to be more specific in my goals. Maybe obvious for others, but apparently not so much for me. But now I am "seeing" the light.
I grew up experimenting in art and creativity. I held the belief, and still do, that "I can make that." Not in a smug way, but in a way to challenge myself. Creativity helps keep me connected to the world around me. I am lucky to have a supportive family which includes my husband and three growing children (one attending college).