some pages for the field journal i've been working on using bits from our trip to Oregon and Washington - shells, driftwood, moss, slate, wire mesh, stones - more to come later on this project - i've finally figured out how i'm going to bind the pages together and have been working on the cover this weekend
These ribbons are so Tom ducks to get into the studio - so necessary - it was down while i was working on it - i had him take it down so he knew to watch out - and what do ya know - he goose-egged (aka knocked his noggin HARD) himself within 15 minutes -
lordy that man is too tall for this world!
P.S. see the hand carved stamps i made too? in the background in photo 1
i've been reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp - it's not the first time i've read it. this book covers it all and is a great read. i'm thinking hard about chapter 3 - creative dna. the idea that we all have a creative code hard-wired into our imaginations. some like to focus on the story - one life vs another and some like to see all the stories all at once - in the details. i'm trying to figure that one out. Page 45 has questions - a creative autobiography - these are not easy but are meant to be answered quickly. i do know one thing - i'd rather be writing down these answers than going to work crunching numbers....
We are so hard on ourselves, trying to be superheroes all the time, expecting enormous things to happen so quickly and efficiently and perfectly. We get impatient, think ourselves inexpert, foolish, graceless, wasteful, doddering, tedious, afraid, weak, less than. We forget who we are. We forget what we know. And we forget what we’re capable of, exactly as we are with exactly what we know. Maybe we can learn to be a little gentler on ourselves. To stop telling ourselves we need to change so much so soon. This is the weather. This is space. This is the path we’re on. It’s expansive and gorgeous and rich with possibility, and best of all, it’s ours. Why would we want to start anywhere else?-maya stein
i realized today that i've posted over 100 times and i started this blog back in June 2008 - one year ago. the journey continues - i'm going to keep walking this path and see where it goes from here.
haven't been feeling very creative in the kitchen - i think it's due to being creative in the art department - there is only so much one can do in a day. right now we are deciding what to eat that can be slurped - poor tom had a tooth removed and can't chew for a few more days. the last tasty treat to come out of my kitchen was a greek orzo salad - yum!
Well the past four days went by in a big blur - we Henry sat on Fri night which was a bucket of fun - we had all the legos out, we wrestled the giant (Tom!), bathtime with water balloons, lots of stories were read, snuggling, and finally rest.
Saturday I worked on some art, we hit Anthro at Fashion Island, and then we had a fab dinner of vietnamese-thai food at Bamboo Bistro in CdM - yum.
Sunday we hit the road to LA for Marissa's grad party - she is on her way down the road of success - grandpa would be so proud. I did some more work in my nature journal and also painted this in my art journal: