Monday, March 5, 2012
Here's a short video from my weekend with my art friends. So much art, no clay, mostly watercolor and fiber, but very inspiring all the same. I highly recommend finding some place in your life to go away for a couple of days with artists that you know and respect. There is nothing like it to open your mind to new ideas. I went to the beach with an empty mind, I took no art, no projects, I didn't read. I just observed. I watched my beautiful 18 year old interact with older, wiser women, I watched my talented friends move water and paint around on thick paper, I watched a new friend create magic with a needle, yarn, and felted wool, I read a book of poetry made by one of these friends, I listened to conversations about fears and accomplishments, food, family, past experiences, I ate food prepared by my friends for me, I walked in the rain and listened to the ocean, I watched the sand blow across the beach, I shed self doubt on the beach in a talk with myself, I made a lot of pictures to remember the layers and textures of the rainy days there on Topsail, and I was so grateful to be there and to be so inspired by these other women in my life. So talented, so strong, so wise, so funny. I am truly blessed.......
enjoy the video!