Mom and artist's blog on finding inspiration through all aspects of life. Cooking and food recommendations. Re-purposing, reusing and upcycling items into assemblage, mixed media art and jewelry. My store www.repurposedbeauty.etsy.com
Friday, February 25, 2011
A New Inspirational Book by Kelly Rae Roberts and Repurposed Necklace
Over the holidays I received a Barnes and Noble gift card and went to town looking for some art books for inspiration and instruction in my art. I ordered this book "Taking Flight Inspiration and Techniques to give your Creative Spirit Wings" by Kelly Rae Roberts and started reading it a couple days ago. With a soon to be two year old I only get a couple pages down a day but how inspiring they have been. She writes like she is talking to my heart. I feel like a friend is talking to me and urging me to push myself more. Sometimes it's hard to know if other people feel like you do, if they struggle with things like you do. She has written and expressed so much about how I feel and what I think it's almost scary. As I explore more into this world of creating I have come to realize there are A LOT of women out there that feel like I do. I would recommend this book to everyone that wants to know more about themselves and where they want to be with their creative lives. I think our hearts sing when someone understands us and your heart will sing with this book. I was inspired to create a couple paintings that I will share over the next week or so.
Here's my jewelry work area, I don't know how I get anything made. I remember a quote that says " Creative people are seldom tidy". Hello that is me once I get started.
Well at least something came out of it here's my newest creation.
I love the colors in this necklace. This may be a keeper pretty much like almost everything I make.