Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Seaside Yearnings

TheStill longing for ocean breezes and the sound of surf, I used more ocean colors to create these next two pages.

no fear

This piece I call No Fear. It’s the terror that holds me back…keeps me from even trying sometimes. Julia Cameron’s basic principle here is all about the refusal to be creative being counter to our true nature. It takes courage.

I love this quote from Seneca: “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

After I had torn the paper and affixed it to the page, I was reminded of a barrier that someone might break through . . . fearlessly.

The nature add-on with a butterfly reminds me that I can fly with wings on my true nature.

The challenge: Dare to be TRUE to you!


I’m still trying to get a painterly quality on these pages. This time I wrapped yarn around a brayer and rolled it through white, tan, and aqua paint and then applied it the the page. I enjoy the watery effect it gives but wish I had been brave enough (Ooops!) to add more of it.

The basic principle for this page from Cameron’s The Artist’s Way is encouragement to open ourselves up to explore our own creativity. And that’s what this whole project is about—these pieces that will soon be bound into a book and trying to establish my blog. I am not a young person, not am I technically adept; in fact, I refer to myself as a techno-retard.

Trying to get off the ground, though. Are you still looking for wings? There are one or two sets on every page.


  1. That is a great topic. I think you are well on your way. I find your blog to be very interesting. I don't know how to make my template and sidebards more interesting.

  2. Hmmm...Know what you mean. If I have anything interesting on my sidebar, it's purely accidental. I'm hoping Fit to be Jane can help me when she comes next month.

  3. Mom, these are so cute, did you paint/draw them? They are great.

  4. Oh what a wonderful piece of art!!! I love it!!! You are so talented!!!

    I look forward to seeing more!!!


  5. Hi Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and telling me about taking the quilting classes with your mom and sister. Those must be very precious memories. I like what you are doing with the pages. Julia Cameron's book is a great help in releasing creativity. I love the colors you are using too.
    Hugs, Rhondi