The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

'Moodling' in the Studio

Two miniatures created yesterday while playing in the studio.  Often when I am feeling 'stuck' creatively speaking, I remember this fantastic saying, 

"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." ~ Brenda Ueland

This wonderful quote helps me to let go of expectations, or attachments to outcome...And I am able to create in this space of play.  What better place to be than in this space of happy idling, dawdling and puttering....Yes I am aware that this might be seen as another way for me to procrastinate...As there are many to do projects, such as getting ready for the studio tour, two other commissions, trades etc...Or it could be seen as a way to encourage the creative flow...Since, without this permission for soulful play...getting to the things that need to be accomplished get stagnated.  In fact it is through 'joy' that imagination is awakened, authentic moments are induced and emotional clarity can be discovered.  So I encourage others to enjoy 'moodling' often ... it is lovely.

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