Thursday, June 4, 2009


I never meant to sound disparaging about "The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women". I really should give it its proper due and I will once I have turned the last page. I had to laugh at myself after I last posted about feeling inadequate as an artist because I don't put me high enough on my list (actually I do, but that's another story) of things to do. Later that night I got in the bath, one of my favorite places to read, and turned to the next chapter in the book - which is all about personal saboteurs. Well, well, well. Thank you very much, Universe. I guess I needed that.

Things are getting back to normal here, or as normal as they ever get. The next two days I can foresee having a good chunk of time in the studio. I really need that as any time I have scrounged during the last ten days or so, I seem to have given myself permission to make some really ugly art. I don't dare to share, for risk of breaking anyone's computer screen.

I'll leave with a picture of the epitome of happy, for me anyway.


Beth said...

Geez, I hope I’m not my own personal saboteur – it’s a possibility.
Love that hat – especially the egg carton piece used as a horn. (?)
And that smile!

oreneta said...

I simply adore the hat he is wearing....did he make it himself? I assume so.

Kim Mailhot said...

here's to ugly art ! it usually makes way for the good stuff later anyway !
Enjoy your play time ! Take a picture out of Riley's book !:)

Sherry Goodloe said...

I love your "happy" photo this morning :)

And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Couldn't find an e-mail address for you to respond back, so I'm leaving my "thank you" here.

Have a wonderfully creative day today!! xo

sherry lee said...

Ugly art is nothing to be ashamed of...I think sometimes what we create is exactly what we are meant to be doing...from how we are feeling is art. Period.

As for Riley's it...very creative and very easy to use for make believe!

And don't you love it when the universe talks to you???

Snap said...

Love Riley and his helmet and I bet he loved balancing on the ball! Fun photo. Ugly art happens ... right before the good stuff! It's a learning experience. :D

Carolyn said...

I think we all have the ugly art syndrome !! And we`re our own worst critic .
You could start something new with the ugly - or just bin it !!