There were both professionals creating works of art for the festival's theme "Flora, the sensual goddess of spring" and there were also younger students and clubs decking out the pavement with chalk too! Join me for a quick stroll down the avenue...
The younger artists' design from Sarasota's Karate Club...
and the Skate Team...
Anyhoo, I also enjoy making incense holders out of stained glass. I just finished several this weekend so I thought it appropriate to show you what I have been up to.
So what exactly does that mean? My perspective comes from a visual slant. I feel "creative stuff" on the inside that just channels itself into three dimentional form whether it be my glass or through my paintings.
I know that my sister Liz is able to do the same through her writing.Marcy seems to have mastered both the painting and the writing!
By day I am "Ms. Dianne," the crazy preschool teacher, according to the kids and well... some of my fellow teachers. ;) Today I took my 17 three year olds through a journey of "Hands."
So with all this being said, I encourage you to enjoy the beauty of nature on the outside this magnificent spring, but to also allow the inside garden of your creative soul to bloom too. Plant those seeds of creativity in your own unique way. Be sure to give them lots of love and sunshine and just see how beautiful your ideas really are and what they can grow to become. :)
With blessings and love,
PS... I would love to hear about your creative journey! Send me a comment. ;)
Early morning and late afternoon I am known as "Mom" to my most inspiring work of art yet, my son, Ethan. He is in 1st grade and Tiger Cubs. We stay busy. OMG!
I am an artist. I attempt to avoid mating the word "starving" with it. I spent many years creating mixed media paintings with watercolors, colored pencils and acrylics. Over the past 6 years I have been focusing on a new avenue... stained glass. WOW, do i love it! Even if I am not able to be a full time artist at the moment, I do find myself slipping into my studio (ok, the reality... its a work table in a garage at the moment) at odd times and happily lose my sense of reality for a while. What comes out are fun, whimsical, kinda organic designs that just love to kiss the sunshine. They are made with happiness and love. Each piece is unique and has its own special characteristics.
I hope my weekly meanderings invite you into my "not so normal world" and make you laugh. My life as an artist, teacher and single parent certainly leaves room for LOTS of good stories! Jump on in and visit me frequently! I'm glad to have you here. You can never have too many friends.