Sometimes you just need images to remind you of why you are passionate about something.
I studied art at the U. of U. and just assumed that it would always be a huge part of my life.
Almost took the desire, inspiration, energy to make art for granted.
Got married.....still made art.
Had my first kid.....made a little less art.
Had my second kid.....threw away my oil paints and anything else that could be toxic. Still did some water coloring and scrap booking.
Had my third kid.....not so much making art, but hey any cards for the teachers at school were still hand made and very crafty.
Had my fourth kid.....and my inspiration has been reduced to drawing a picture on my 5 year olds lunch bag every day.
Discovered this magazine. (Many of you probably already know all about this WONDERFUL magazine.) I seem to sort of be the last one to know about things,... functioning in my own little parallel universe as I do. But for any of you who haven't discovered 'Cloth Paper Scissors' it is worth flipping through, reading, obsessing with, and or dueling over an issue. It has so many remarkable, creative, and inspiring ideas. Collages. Mixed media. Paintings. Cloth art. Everything!! It is so fascinating to catch a glimpse into the minds of many creative thinkers. It has made me really want to get paint under my fingernails again. Hopefully that desire will stay, but for the present moment I am going to hunt down some back issues and really get my head spinning!! :)