September 29, 2011

:racing towards the finish line:

my projects are finished.
what a joyful experience.

working on taking pictures and
writing descriptions.

i am not really racing to get there, but
eager to share my little creations.

 i am also playing around with
my secret garden trees.

September 26, 2011

More studio happenings

 no beauty shots of my space.
it is in a very messy stage,
but i am okay with that
for now.

Studio happenings

walking/jogging before sunrise offers so many opportunities
for reflection.  i like that i can take that time to consider
all the ideas and new perspectives that emerge while
i greet a new day.

have a great monday.

September 22, 2011


surrendering to the rhythm...

pushing my horizons.....

feeling the glow.

September 21, 2011


a stack.
it stands for productivity and accomplishment.

participating today in this online collaborative project.

September 19, 2011

weekend painting collaboration (and video)

i love art. he loves art. 

my four-year-old son and i collaborated on a painting.
here is a little video of the process. 

thank you for watching.

September 18, 2011

playfulness continues

 paper and fabric collage

leftover fabric and paper scraps contribute to
my playfulness in making these little collages.
see previous ones here and here.

great way to take a playful break from other projects.

September 15, 2011

Little changes

making the creative process the focus.

anxious to begin a pre-dawn ritual to
revitalize my day.
that's my favorite part of the day.

then continue with some moments
in the studio.

making little changes in my routine and
adding a big rosy bow to everything i do
will surely make a difference.

September 14, 2011

Jamie Ridler-About Childhood

Photo by Jamie Ridler

1. Do you still have a piece of artwork you created when you were a child? Describe or explain. If not, is there a specific memory that you recall about a piece of artwork, art or creativity in your childhood?

When I was a girl, my mom signed me up for a theatre class. Though theatre was to become a major part of my life, this course didn’t make much of an impression. From that entire time I barely remember a detail – except one moment, a moment that changed my life and shaped my aesthetic.

In addition to presenting our dramatic rendition of Rip van Winkle, some kids performed a movement piece. Each of us had a chair. The stage was in darkness. The music played. You were to be absolutely still until the spotlight hit. In that moment, you danced your dance. Whatever was in your heart, you danced it. In that moment, I felt my soul awaken. It lasted 7 seconds. It lasted my whole life.

Nothing was ever the same.

2. What does it (artwork/memory) mean to you now?

Dance has been one of the most important companions of my life. She has brought me home again and again and again. As a girl who grew into a short, curvy woman, I wasn’t sure what place dance could have in my life; it wasn’t going to take me into the commercial realm. For a while, I forgot dance was there at all. But now, as a creative living coach who helps women awaken their own creative spirit, dance is one of my most powerful allies and once again, an important part of my life.

3. Will you be willing to share a photo of the artwork you did as a child or share artwork/photo/video inspired by that memory?

Jamie Ridler is a creative living coach and the founder of Jamie Ridler Studios. From coaching to workshops, from podcasting to blogging, Jamie’s work helps women find the confidence and courage to discover and express their creative selves so they can be the star they are.
Website: Jamie Ridler Studios
Twitter: @starshyne
Jamie,  thank you for gifting us with your story and dance.

September 12, 2011

Lost in threads and codes

both pictures taken using the retrocamera app.

after listening to this podcast, i decided to add the qr
codes to my very own cloth labels for the creations in progress.
so excited and working hard on this collection.

September 9, 2011


the "someday" project turned into an action plan.
i had to write down my goal.  then wrote
down step by step of what needed to be done.

i am marking each step completed as i move forward
on this collection which is full of heart.

learning so much in the process.

also enjoying the outdoors more since
the temperature has down a bit.

Stay tuned next week for another inspirational
 artist interview from an artist who sparkles.

September 7, 2011

Not a bird

collage on paper

it's a duck-horse according to my son.
just play.

September 6, 2011

September 5, 2011

Simply Red

a little glimpse.
something brewing over here.

while listening to this.
happy monday.

September 1, 2011


"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
—Mary Oliver