I've had a few people send me emails lately,
telling me they've had problems leaving comments on my blog.
I've checked my settings & everything looks ok
but who knows...
For those of you who are able to leave comments,
i read them with a smile on my face & tuck them
safely in my heart. :-)
So here are my little houses...
watercolour & white pen on paper.
I've felt a little stuck in the mud lately.
Maybe i need a trip to Bali, or Australia, or France?
I find myself reading my little quotes
more often than usual these days...
needing the extra boost.
This is one of my favorites...
A quote by Steve Jobs and a print by an artist i love
from the Boston area, Mae Chevrette.
Check her out here.
I think it's important to feel inspired in our work spaces.
I try to surround myself with a few things
that inspire me - this being one of them.
My grandfather made this years ago,
carved in one piece of wood,
and he was so proud of the fact
that he didn't cut or glue anything together.
Like many others of his generation
he had very little education.
He couldn't read or write,
but he worked hard his entire life
and provided for his family - 13 children.
I have memories of my grandmother
sitting at the kitchen table with him
trying to teach him to read.
He spent any spare time he had in his basement,
He had carved an entire little village down there,
with horse drawn carriages and houses and churches
and fences and roads...
When he died years ago,
I inherited this.
More precious to me than gold
because it reminds me of who he was, at heart.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Do at least one thing that you love.
Celebrate the fact that you are an artist.
The world needs more of us.