Saturday, May 30, 2009

Grounding Myself

Three trips to California in one month has definitely inspired me to re-focus and keep myself on the ground for a little while. On the second trip, I visited my dearest Jennifer, who, through energy, words, and angel cards, encouraged and empowered me to manifest working part time at my day job, for my sanity and my art. The day after I returned from that visit, I asked about it, and the wish was granted!! Starting in August, I'll work a day less a week and I can't believe it. I am so grateful and excited. Jennifer's was one of many omens I've seen and listened to regarding this. The time is now.

Below, a mother's day card and a birthday card made of the same materials. They were fun, and still lovely despite being so simple.

And now, let me introduce you to two VERY inspirational artists. Amanda Jean, at Crazy Mom Quilts, appears to be a homemaker who pumps out quilts at a rate I've never before imagined. I am amazed at how much she has made since I last visited her blog four weeks ago. And her designs are totally my style. Since that first visit to her blog, I haven't been able to get her designs out of my head. I love them! And she challenges herself in lots of ways, one way being not buying fabric when she already has so much! There was one post in which she stated she'd not bought fabric in 50-some days! I was so impressed!

The other artist is Two Inky Hands, actually a mother-daughter duo who make fantastic cards, bookmarks, collages, etc ALL OUT OF RECYCLED STUFF! I discovered them at the Salt Lake City Airport during a layover, and couldn't help but pay $8 each (OMG!) for two of their cards. Both cards used bubble wrap and they were so simple, and and entire card was made of reused items. Check out their website (click on their product line links to see some of their work), and be inspired yourself.

To ground myself, I plan to stay put till mid-July, my next plane trip. And I plan to make more art and write and eat from our garden and from the local farmer's market, where I'm off to now!


Amanda Jean said...

thank you so much for your kind words! :)

Lindsay Gage Natale said...

That Quilt Mom makes great quilts! Want to make a quilt with me like one of the more simple ones? I like the one from her latest blog entry with all the different size rectangles and squares. I am a super beginner, but it would be fun to work with you :) Maybe we can get Ash in on can convert us two non-quilters ;). Keep blogging!!!

Anonymous said...

It was so exciting to read this post! i am so happy with the results of your trip with J and how you just went for it and got it. Of course! Just focus on what you want and it shall be...thanks for the reminder.

my verification word is "winesse", which is so appropriate. like finesse and win, together. what a great word!

Sedna-is-my-own-last-name said...

Heather...way to manifest your desires. I'm so happy for you and am very proud that you asked the day you got back to work. I thought about it that day, hoping that you would get courage to do so.

Now, that's small fish. Work on manifesting what you really be a successful artist. What does that success mean to you? Fame, fortune, free-spiritedness. That's for you to be as specific as possible to manifest it to come true.

The sky isn't the limit...there's isn't one!