In my ministry, I love to share the word of God with any and everyone who will listen. I love reading the Bible. I also have a love for creation or some may call it “nature”. I plan to display creation in my work. I would like to do a series of creation with scenes from fall, winter, spring, and summer. I am fascinated with the beauty and movement of it all, even the animals. I love watching the birds. I always watch, listen, and feed the blue jays and cardinals in my back yard. But I have never created a bird in my work. I just remembered that I did a report in school on the tufted titmouse and my dad always brought me Parakeets that I would let out the cage because they were meant to be free. I can’t believe I am remembering this. That was a long time ago.
Anyway, someone in the group is creating a beautiful piece of art using birds. I think its Yda.
I have always dreamed about creating a quilt displaying the waves in the ocean or a beautiful sunrise. To let the cat out of the bag, I don’t know how to make those waves in the ocean nor did I try. That is not like me. I always try. So I will experiment with different materials needed to create some of my designs. Other materials that I know how to use, I will use them.
I have never done anything like this before. I have admired other artists work displaying gardens, trees, oceans, horizons, etc. The AST helped me to connect the dots. Taking what I love to do in life and display it in my work. I believe I can accomplish this with lots of planning on my part.
To start this work, I have decided to write down my ideas instead of trying to remember and then get frustrated because I had a great idea that I can’t remember anymore because of the Fibro fog. I will carry a small pocket size note pad to write down thoughts that pop into my head. Plus, keep a pad on my night stand because sometimes when I can’t sleep I will think of a design to use in my work. Next, use my sketch pad to lay out the design. In addition, I will need to write an outline and brief summary of each piece along with the steps needed to complete my work. This will help me to concentrate/focus better. I have let Fibromyalgia take the best of me and I want me back! I can’t get rid of the dang stuff but I can work around it by writing things down. My mom use to say…there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Every year, I visit the Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s about 40 minutes from where I live and I take numerous pictures of the beautiful trees and their colors. Also, I go to the beach several times a year to watch the ocean and the sunrise. I have numerous pictures of both. I review these pictures over and over but I have NEVER created a piece of art from my pictures of creation.
Deep down inside of me, I had the desire and determination but it never got off the ground. Timing is everything…..Jane and AST. A heartfelt thank you to Jane!