Monday, February 24, 2014

Charming Efforts of Worth


This past week I made time to go through my studio shelves … shelves of works-in-process as well as my shelves of materials and supplies. Things were organized and tidied. Over the weekend I was compelled to use some of my new materials, yet chose to do so while leveraging some of the works-in-process, as well as some older works to breathe new life into them. Know what I mean? I settled on creating note cards because I needed some and I figured it would keep me working small while trying my hand at products I've never used before. You know, a way to control potential waste.

It was fun. I made some hot messes that no one will ever see as well as some cards that actually delighted me. I even made use of some of my spouse's little works that had been hanging around. As a result of this effort I have some new note cards that I'm listing in my ArtFire shop as well as some two-dimensional experience with new materials that I'll be expanding on in the weeks to come … to add some three-dimensional delight to my work. That's the plan, anyway. And plans change in my world.


I invested time in developing and fine-tuning some healing art workshops, including the creation of some personal Spirit Cards. I'm looking forward to sharing this process with folks in my community! I also revamped a three-day heART workshop into a one-day workshop and am working on another one-day heART workshop penciled in for May.

Today I'm making time for bills and paperwork, tax-ish half-efforts, and listing some new items. I have three new non-fiction books to read and new things to learn to nurture this charmed life of mine. Charm takes effort and dedication. And collaboration. And lots of LoVe. And it's worth it.

That's what I made. Peace.

14 comments:

Kim Elovirta said...

You made a lot and sounds like a fun adventure along the way (except for the taxish stuff).

Dawn Hill said...

Lots of effort along with lots of accomplishment is what you made. Good luck with the tax stuff. I am procrastinating with mine!

Sharkbytes said...

You have been productive, and it sounds like all while staying centered. Love the cards.

Faye said...

I love making cards. Yours are beautiful. I know what you mean about the ones that none will ever see.

Tammie Lee said...

all your efforts sound wonderful and full of life and duties. A good feeling to create and get things done. you are inspiring to me.

Dianne said...

Hello Rose, you first cards are gorgeous all vamped up, and your little healing cards are a swirl of beautiful colors, you sound good and busy keeping life on a creating frenzy, hope you have a wonderful week..

Coreopsis said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! That kind of organizing is like digging up a garden--things get oxygenated and all kinds of new growth happens. (Well, maybe that's not the best metaphor, as I've been experimenting with no-till gardening, but it still works in my head.)

Maria said...

Wow, your own Spirit cards? That's awesome... Your art is lovely as usual.

akaCINDERS said...

This is a wonderful use of time. I keep thinking I should look through my spare materials and make new things. As for taxes, I'm resigned to file an extension this year and file as needed. I'll owe anyway.

Kristen said...

Lovely pieces. I love seeing what you make. Your process of thought is very entertaining and inspiring as well. Thank you for coming by during the 29 faces challenge. I appreciated all of your truly kind comments.

Healing Woman said...

I love your cards. It's a good idea to use up the scraps in the studio. They appear out of nowhere when we finally do clean don't they? You should be able to sell them fast..it seems everyone likes sentiment on cards and yours can't be beat.

Jackie said...

Your cards look delightful. It is always satisfying to create something new from odds and ends that have been stashed away.

Pia Rom said...

Very inspiring to read your post...I want to tidy up my space too and now I can start :)I am sure I will find some intersting things to take them furter ;) The cards are very eyecatching and fun!! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

sandy said...

Those cards are beautiful!