Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Conscience Rising

Many of you know I'm part of a collaborative project with the "sisthars". An encyclopedia swap - which normally the foder is a letter or group of letters. This month's collage page was a bit different - the 1966 yearbook, an encyclopedia for that year. Well, I'm not really a history buff, and wasn't even born yet (but not much later) so I was having a hard time being inspired. So I started reading the encyclopedia. I came across this section, and was intrigued. I'm not naive enough to think that global warming, deforestation, air/water pollution and saving are natural resources weren't issues before it was considered TRENDY. But the facts in the yearbook provided dated almost 50 years ago, struck a reality cord. Are we really much better today? And what about tomorrow?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hello, great people

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions - small people always do that - but the really GREAT people make you feel that you too can become great." -Mark Twain

It's you, reading my blog, inspiring me to follow my dreams, believing in and challenging my abilities. Thank you. I love this quote. I found it right before I actually started c-lyn studio, a few years ago. Thank you for all the support, inspiration and encouragement, especially over the last few weeks.
After a disappointing, soggy weekend, as some of you may know I was supposed to be in an art fair this weekend, but it was rained out. So I have all my work ready, with no place to go. If you are interested, I will be uploading a few of my favorites to my etsysite later this week.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Not Just a Wall Flower

My poor neglected blog - vacation and creation have drove me away from the computer. But I had to post this RAVE review. After the long weekend I came home to find the book I ordered from Kelly Rae Roberts ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. When she posted a while ago that the first prints of her books would be sent out with her signature and a little piece of art. I knew I had to have it. I'd figure it would be a lovely book to add to my collection. But this is so much more. So heart felt, honest and chock full of inspiration, let alone a ton of techniques. I'm still pouring over the pages. But haven't had a chance to read it all. I highly recommend "Taking Flight, to give your creative spirit wings" to all artists.