Thursday, July 08, 2010

Having My Cake...

We had a quiet 4th of July holiday and it was so nice. Just hanging out, going to the movies and being still. Summer is in full-swing and it was nice to take a break. Although this is only the second summer I've had off, I was caught a bit off gaurd when I started classes and realized I didn't have near the time I thought to work on projects and to actually do some fun things. But now, I'm hitting my stride, finding my mojo and taking some time in between classes to do a few creative things.

Over the holiday weekend, I even got out paints and attempted a collage-y painting inspired by who else, but this gal. It was a fun process, but I'm not sure I quite have a handle on her whimsical style. I loved giving it a try though! ;)
And on Monday, I started an e-Zine workshop on art journaling taught by one of my creative heroes. It's felt so good to be back at creating something - anything. I love cutting and gluing, mixing colors and learning new techniques. Although I don't often venture far from the example, I do love the challenge of trying to recreate the examples.
Once in awhile, I do come up with my own thing. One of my favorite things is incorporating the bits & pieces I tear from magazines, junk mail and whatever else I happen to spy. The face on the sun and the wings on the clocks are from a take-out menu!

AND, I made a meal tonight! Yep, told you I was on a roll! It was SO delicious and very simple. The corn and zucchini salad was particularly good since the ingredients were homegrown. I loved the combination of the fresh lime juice and the sweet corn that made up the dressing. So, so good! Both recipes were from Everyday Food magazine and can be found HERE and HERE.

Well, I'm off to do my other favorite summertime activity-READ! I am unbelievably addicted to the Outlander series. I just started the sixth book, A Breath of Snow & Ashes and I can hardly put it down!

However you're spending the summer, I hope you're finding a way to have your cake... and eat it, too!


Mom said...

Love your trying new things. Keep growing in your art.

cindy said...

Sounds like you are having a nice low, key summer. Which I think you deserve very much! Glad you are getting some creative time in! I keep having to carve mine out here and there! :D


Anonymous said...

Pretty and yummy.

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You are doing a great job on Teresa's course. You have beautiful handwriting and your own look.

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