The other day a little blue jay arrived in the mail, painted in glass by Stephen Boehme.
I was inspired, as usual by Stephen. I wanted to play with plaster. I spent the day with this little bluejay and it was wonderful. I do not have a phone in painting room and I rarely answer the one in my office. I like the thoughts that surround me- be of my own choosing, when I can help it. lol
I stayed off the computer as much as possible and had a peaceful day.
Things are changing.
I've decided what I truly enjoy most is time at my drawing desk or in the painting studio.
If that means I need to become selfish (depends whom you ask), secluded and silent... so be it. When I create I'm not thinking about anything other than what is in front of me and having fun, playing with plaster & letting myself get wet with the ink I use in my cartoons.
Putting on paper what is in my mind, playing, meditating - simply having fun.
My desk is a mess and so is my painting craft room - I have at least 6 projects on that table at one time. I like to go in there and throw stuff together. There is not such thing as a creative block.. only distractions.
No sketches were done for my little bird - I still look in amazement that she does not tip over! ;) She stands up as straight as I wanted her to.. Storm told me, I really captured 'that look' on her little face. I know because she makes me want to smile black.
She will make a few smile... With her basket of real nuts. ;) Right now she is making me smile as she stands perched on my confutable reminding me of all I have to be thankful for.
I am giggling, God was at work with the little bird from start to finish...
Storm reads the perch the bird is on and says: "Thank You?... To who?"
Withoutskipping I beat, I said: "Why, the Lord of course, for every nut!"
As I pointed to my little bird.
He was speechless. lol I'm still giggling.
For every gift.
Photos of the bluejays below. I know they are blurry - but for what I want - the body positioning - there are perfect. I will get better photos when Im not so amazed at just watching them. I hope they stick around all winter.