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.....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Showing up at the Studio & Being Open to the Creative Muse

Here are some new pieces in my Etsy Shop....As you might know from my post a few days ago....I have been feeling a little off kilter, so to speak, rhythm has been off....So here is my attempt this week at trying out my new "Modus Operandi" ...To help kick start a routine and get in touch with getting art work to move from within the vessel, onto the page, or onto the substrate....

Wake up 5:30 bells ( or more like 6:00 bells)
Declutter kitchen, putter around 
Make some beautiful dark roast organic free trade coffee from the Peruvian Cooperative, "Cafe Feminino", a cooperative run by all womyn ...If you haven't tried this coffee, try and get some, it is to be savoured and enjoyed...
6:00 - 7:00 am - read, journal with my lovely coffee
7:00 - 8:30 Morning routine with my lovely girl
8:30 - 9:30 Off to school - brisk walk to school, venturing up the hills of Fergus
9:30 - 1:30 Studio Time
Lunch (sometime during studio time)
2 - 3 - Gym
4 - 6 Time with Maya, homework, supper

Of course I do want to keep this open enough that it can be flexible and change..but for now I think this is a routine that might help to get the creative juices flowing again...and for some work to be done for upcoming and past deadlines..wish me luck...

Don't forget there is a free draw for a piece of my work, being drawn Oct. 5th....good luck to all...enter as many times as you want, make a comment, add your name. 


Anonymous said...

Love your work and am looking forward to visiting your studio on the upcoming Elora-Fergus tour.

Sweet Mess said...


I like to hear the schedule too, I hope it keeps you inspired and productive!