Monday, October 17, 2011

I am still here but life is soooo busy...

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in a couple of bicycle girl is still sitting and waiting to be finished.  Last weekend we had a wedding that was a couple hours away AND we had INCREDIBLE weather SO...our first road trip on the Harley's!!!!  We left in the morning with temps in the low 60's and road into the 80's on our way to Lake Michigan!!!!  I am totally addicted to riding now!!!!  A beautiful weekend for an outdoor wedding and what a way to travel!!!!  We did 280 miles and I wish everyone could experience the ride we had!!!!

So, it was a busy week after that and I didn't have a chance to get into my art!!!  Now, for a couple days I have been looking at the bicycle cut-out and avoiding working with know how you had something in your head and now you realize you aren't going to create that!  I start looking at everyone else's art and just figure I should go back to just looking not trying....hogwash!!!  I got a package in the mail that put my head back on!!!!  All the way from Belgium!!!!!
Nathalie Nayer had a giveaway on her blog and I WON!!!  Check out her blog  She is a new mom and a physician in the ICU - how does she find time and wow...her eye for color is amazing.  I love looking at her work, her sketches capture emotion in little creatures and her abstracts are again AMAZING is the only word I can think of.  I wish that my colors came together like hers - they pop and draw you in!  I try art journaling and always feel like a failure because my pages don't come out awesome...I need to keep in mind that these pages are meant to explore, vent, dream and share myself with myself!!!  So there are no critics, it is not for sale....just jump in and do it!  This book validates that and helps spark the push that I need so many times when trying to do "a painting".  So, today I have some time and AM WORKING ON MY AMERICAN GIRL!!!!  If she doesn't turn out, I will start again.... it is about the doing not masterpiecing!!!!
Thanks Nathalie and all of you that continue to inspire and encourage me!!!!
cheers, dana
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craftattack said...

Glad you are still there, hope to see more of you soon! Valerie

Claire Cooper said...

Love reading your blog.

Sabina said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! Enjoy.

Jehanne's doodles said...

Wow a Harley! so cool :) Glad you had good weather. Congrats on winning the book. Thanks for sharing the link - her work is amazing, and yes where does she find the time :)

Jennibellie said...

Congratulations on your win, pretty cool prize, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog really appreciated, much love Jennibellie
PS I've a giveaway too at in case your interested in zines and vintage ephemera x