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Double Feature Weekend

I had a great weekend.  It started with a trunk show at Feather’s Beauty Lounge where my friends Amy and Charlotte set up with me for a great little artists’ corner in the mani-pedi room. Hey, our art matches that nail polish!

 My dreamcatcher jewelry made a special appearance.

The next day I set my table up at the Farmers’ Market with a painting station beside it. I painted all day long, creating small wooden canvases to which I will eventually add wire hangers dressed with beads.

I even got a bit of help with my wooden pieces.

ADORABLE!

 I went back to painting today. These little pieces are addictive.

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Make More Art from the Heart

It’s been a whirlwind day.  I started by creating a care package for a dear friend who is going into the hospital tomorrow.  I created a few coloring pages for her with small poems circling around them, threw in a few black and white copies of my favorite drawings and a new zine my husband drew up last month.  I tucked inside one of my dreamcatchers and a few notes from some shared friends. Not long after that, my hubby and I drove out to meet her and her hubby. First I shared the care package, then we headed to dinner. It was a great visit.

I have been thinking a lot about sharing.  It sounds like a no-brainer. It was one of those lessons we have been learning since before we were potty trained.  Share your toys….share your spot in the front seat….share where you bought those fabulous shoes….share your mind, your money, your heart.  Sometimes I am better at sharing than others.  I admit it!

But recently I have been feeling the benefit of a few powerful sharing moments.  About a year ago my hubby and I gave a friend a gift. It wasn’t for Christmas or birthday, it was given because someone gave us a gift that we were choosing to share.  Then about six months ago the family we gave our gift to, gave us something totally unexpected.  Their surprise gift got tucked away during our travels and a portion of it was found in my studio yesterday.  It included an incense burner, a bit of charcoal, and amber resin.  This morning I lit the charcoal and dropped the amber on it.  The smoke-filled the house and permeated my clothes.  It is a sweet, rich smell that made me extremely happy.  It is, in fact, my very favorite smell.  The gratitude for the gift reminded me of the long chain of giving that had brought it into my life.  From someone to me, from me to another, from that other back to me.

As I am looking at the upcoming holidays, I want to remember how good giving feels.  I want to connect with the giver in me and give that part of me space to explore new frontiers in sharing.

Speaking of sharing, let me share how I ended my day….making art in the studio.  I have trunk show at Feather’s Beauty Lounge this weekend.  My focus today……why, feathers, of course!  A few owls in the works and a few chickadees.

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Art Making Marathon

Yep, I am stretching, getting all pumped up, and ready, because this week I am going the extra mile. I’m doing an Art Making Marathon in the Creativity Tribe Studio.

On the agenda: more wire dreamcatchers, a wire dragonfly, a few painted birdies, and some little paintings. …..and maybe a few other goodies!  My sister-in-law, Erica Duff, has a new salon that blends her love of doing hair with her love of handmade art.  Oh, and I can’t forget her love of all things feathered!

Feather’s Beauty Lounge

I few months ago I decked her walls out with some of my paintings, and now, for her first big event (a trunk show featuring fashions and accessories from Benjamin’s) she has invited me and a few of my favorite art chicas to join in the festivities!

I have spent the last year building my business with Amy and Charlotte as my creative comadres. We meet about once a month for tea, talk about the highs and lows of having creative businesses, show our art together at certain venues, and offer rich support for the solo-preneurial journey. Growing my business has been made extra special with their energy to help keep my flying.

 Here are some goodies from the first day of my Art Making Marathon.  It a great way to channel the incredible momentum that I have felt after attending Paint Mojo Texas and doing art everyday this month with AEDM2012.

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Art Every Day Month is a movement, inspiring artist around the blogosphere!  Head over and see what they are up to today!  Then, consider joining us.  It is a small act that makes a big different.  Creativity…….. engage!

 

 

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