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My wish is that my work inspires you heart to smile ~ Darla

Friday, January 21, 2011

A quiet moment with Mother Nature

Hi there...

Is is as could where you are?  Here in Ohio Mother Nature layed a thick blanket of fresh snow.  Then Jack Frost blew in overnight.  Before it hit a balmy 10 degrees, I grabbed my camera and braved the great outdoors.  Well at least to my back yard!  It was refreshing to grab some creative moments with mother nature.

And so quiet...


I hope I captured a little of the  Even when she is asleep, mother nature still shines.  Looks like new inspiration to me.  I am thinking of "Warm Winter Whites".  What do you think? 

I am off to my painting demonstration today.  Wish me luck!  If you are in the area, drop by Michael's in Mason off Field's Ertle.  I will be there with my art bag of goodies from 12-4.

Enjoy your weekend...and stay warm. 

~ Darla

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

is working on connecting all my networks. Then on to updating new workshop classes. Wish me luck:)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A new year...Yes I am ready!

Hi, Happy New Year! 

I do love a clean fresh slate and shiny new year to begin...create...learn...grow!

A sometimes sparkly studio...and tidy home (as much as that can be with a family of 5). 

But mostly a clear head and honest heart.

So in order for me to start the "New" year I have to say goodbye to 2010.  Blogging, journals and learning from other fabulous artist have helped me grow last year.  It has been tough, scary, creative, tiring, financially stressful and overall challenging year. 

"Transition" was the  word for 2010.

I am happily walking into January with a clearer head.  I have to admit I was a little afraid to share that it is completely move away from creating hand painted ceramics. 

Typing it makes it "official".  

It is time to move on for so many reason.  But mostly because I missed all the other art and design mediums.  I missed getting my hands dirty with paint and glue, using my camera and the excitement of the creative learning process...      

So now that the holiday decorations are boxed away, my studio ready for some new art and my office getting prepared for the new year...I see the light. 

A forever "half full" kind of girl, I REALLY do see it.  And it looks like a beautiful new canvas begging me to play, paint, textures and...oh...perhaps collage!  

So my word for 2011 is "Love"

I promise to share much more the next time we talk.  Bear with me as I finish up the last of my "cleaning".  I guess it is all part of my creative process.  I think, plan and dream while I clean.  The creative wheel is starting to move and I have lot of ideas to share with you.  

It's going to be a fun back soon!