The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Monday, February 4, 2013

29 Faces in 28 Days - day 5

I've been feeling like I'm in the wrong group.
My group-mates all are wonderful artists, painters, charcoal users, watercolorists and I work primarily with fiber. Hmmmm.
So on a whim... (omg, I have so much other work to do)... 
I decided to see what I could whip up.

You want us to stretch outside of our comfort zone... 
ok, well this is it for me!

I cut a piece of heavy canvas, lightly sketched the face, colored in with Derwent Artbars (which I totally forgot I had), oh-so carefully ran a slightly dampened brush over each color to spread the paint, 
then added acrylic where I thought it needed it. 
I like the messy, drippy, fusion nature, so I added more water... 
just for fun.

It needs more work,
but I need to sit back for a few days and figure out what....
or I'll just wait and add some stitching (ding!)


Here's the link to Ayala Art. This project is herbaby:

Here's the link to the list of participating artists: 

This link will take to to my artFace blog dedicated to all things face: 


  1. you did a wonderful face, your not in the wrong group

    1. Thank you.. that is greatly appreciated...

  2. I love it! Wonderful colors and soft watercolor look. I think the freshness of someone outside their normal medium really shows through, in a great way.