Lately I have been reading post that are positive to my Soul. I think that as an artist , I need to surround myself more with artist minded people which tend to understand the things you are going through as an artist. I also have my magazines that are my ” PEP” me up mags. Artful blogging, Somerset Life, Victoria, Where Woman Create, Cottages and Bungalows, Belle Armoire(The Artistry of Clothing & Accessories), Somerset Studio, Boho and another magazine that is all about thrift store finds! All these magazines play such an important part for me. As a photographer and artist, some of the images are just amazing! They inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing. They also help me out when I have doubts of things I should be creating or paths I should be walking. I see in each person a little of me. They go through the same motions some of us go through. They also inspire to on how to learn new mix medias and to also re-invent theme as well with my own techniques. Is amazing the support we all have from the internet with people we don’t even know, we may never know, or we may be lucky enough to meet theme some day! I never knew of the blogging community until 5 years ago, when I read about it on a magazine. Even at that time, it didn’t call my attention but know I understand how important it is to be connected to same minded people. I’ve also been part of the ” The Abundant Artist site” which Cory has been so awesome to give us all sorts of advice with building websites, marketing your art work, connecting with other artist and etc. I also came aware today of “WorldDominationSummit” in Portland, Org. If you have a chance look into this. Tickets are sold out but the whole concept is just amazing and wonderful. Is a 3 day retreat were artist all get together and just do seminars, group talks, yoga, I mean there is so much to do and you get to meet some amazing people as well. I’m on their waiting list for 2013 and hope I can attend! Overall, I think that slowly, I’m getting back to myself. I need more creative fuel that= meeting more creative individuals!. I do tend to be a ” solitaire” many times. It can be great for many things but a downfall for other stuff as well. I need to learn and balance both! I have been thinking so much on a quote that the book I’m reading said: ” You need to listen to what your heart tells you. When you don’t listen to your call, you feel an emptiness inside your soul.” This is so TRUE! I have felt that many time, when I try to control my path. I’ve learned that you can’t control or re-direct what is meant to be. You need to listen and trust on that feeling. I have let others in some way or another control my creative life. I look back and realize that all they did was ” delay” my process! I tell people this: Never let anyone tell you what you should or shouldn’t do in your life as an artist. Follow your DREAMS and walk your own PATHS. Believe in yourself and trust in what you do. No one needs to understand your media of art but only you! And always remember that their is someone out their that will love what you CREATE!!!….
Today is one of those days, I guess we all have those. Started out pretty good and towards the end I just felt drained. Had no sale’s today at my store. Is sometimes scary when this happens cause you start thinking about, Bills, Bills, and did I say Bills!. Yet for some reason, it all comes together at the end. In that mean time your brain is just clicking and ticking on those negative thoughts. These past few days I have been so CREATIVE and working on these mix media pieces of art called ” Milagro’s” meaning ” Miracle’s”. They suppose to look very old and vintage. Something your great, great grandmother would have stored in an attic or chest. These Milagro’s are done with religious finds like crosses, images of saint’s, rosaries, vintage jewelry, found objects, and etc. They are so great to hang on the wall. Well, I started 4 of those, finished 3 and I’m sort of stuck with the 4th one since I have that none creative injected adrenaline in my blood. Then my other thing is my blogs. Not sure what I may be doing wrong, but I haven’t had anyone post anything on theme. So if anyone out there has any suggestions, please would love to hear theme. Until then, I will go and read my book and then write on my journal. Tomorrow is a new day with new hopes! Night….
. This images reflects just How I’m feeling. Creatively Frozen and Tangled….
Yesterday, I decided not to open the shop and take a day off for me. It’s been awhile since I have done any site seeing with my camera, so decided to make a date with my camera!. Yes, a date. I actually also do artist date’s with myself. I look for a day in the week and set up an artist date. I usually do a book store, bring my journal and pick out books on art or photography, or I might go to a museum, take a walk around downtown, etc. This time it was with my camera. Since Winter is slowly going away, the day was just beautiful so decided to head towards 395 and visit: Topaz Lake, Walker River and the Wild Life Refuge. The drive is just beautiful and I needed to connect with nature. My 1st stop was Wild Life Refuge and let my dog out for a walk, he was in heaven just like he’s dad a Nature Lover! Then past Topaz Lake since I wanted to visit Walker Lake and then coming back stop by Topaz Lake. Since they haven’t gotten that much snow, the river was very low and that is a good thing for me cause I can just walk by the rocks and truly capture the images I want. As I was walking, I can hear that water running so smooth that I felt in a trance. I lost track of time, day, hours, my troubles, worries etc. It was my dog the camera and me. Suddenly I thought to myself, to just photograph my surroundings as they are! I wasn’t looking for beauty or any specific scenery. I wanted the rawness of nature, just as when we wake up in the morning. As I started clicking, once again I came back to the losing myself feeling with my camera. I photographed roots, rocks, trees, flowers, and everything around me. I was so connected to all this that I didn’t want to leave. All I wanted was to camp over-nite and sit quiet listening to that river talk to me. I walked for a very long time, just taking my pictures, feeling this spiritual connection with Nature, God and Myself. As I got back to my Jeep I headed towards Topaz Lake and walked along the lake shore with the camera being at the right time at the right place. These images were the result of my date trip. Hope you enjoy theme as much as I did taking theme. Would love to get some feed back if possible and remember we all from time to time need to ” Get Back To Zenerity”!
A memorial site for 3 Fire fighters that lost their lives while helping their community:
Thank you for coming along this beautiful journey!!!!..