Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oh the Inspiration...........


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!! :)












26 comments:

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I did not know about this magazine, but I don't get out much! :)
Cindy at Lakewood

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

So how is life in that parallel universe of yours...oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Protege said...

It looks like a very inspirational magazine. And we all need to be inspired once in a while.;)
Is it your birthday soon (today)? Happy Birthday then my dearest Holly.;))
xoxoxoxo
Zuzana

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Happy Birthday, Holly!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday! I know aren't sisters grand?!

By the way, I love your blog. So glad your sister sent "us" over!

Jenn said...

Holly,
I'm so glad you finally found us! We love to hear that our magazine has inspired a little art-fire inside of you. Please feel free to stop by our online community: http://www.clothpaperscissors.com where you can upload some of your newly inspired work and meet other people just like you. Also, I just finished reviewing a new book by Shona Cole (for the May/June issue) called Artistic Mother. It might be one you'd like to look into!
Cheers,
Jenn Mason, Editor, Cloth Paper Scissors

The Chubby Dove said...

What a fun magazine!

The Chubby Dove wishes you the hApPiEsT bIrThDaY ever!

Kristina said...

I enjoyed reading your post today :) I really want to check out that magazine now. Happy Birthday!

*JEM* said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

BJ said...

Happy Birthday!

Havalah said...

I'm so glad your sister sent us over here, awesome blog. btw, happy birthday

Anna said...

I'm here to wish you a wonderful and happy birthday! What a sweet sister you have to tell us...I would do the same to mine:)

Jenna said...

Happy birthday!

Angie said...

Just stopped by from your sister's blog The Shabby Nest to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

slip4 said...

Happy Birthday Holly! Enjoy your day...

Machelle said...

Happy Birthday! Love you blog!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the magazine also!
Lots of beautiful inspiration! So I hear it's your Birthday.
Happy Birthday
Cute Blog!

Ashley Julian said...

you'r sister sent me over to say, "Happy Birthday!" Hope you have a wonderful day :)

lise said...

Happy Birthday Holly!

Bonnie said...

I'm thinking I've found a new blog (thanks to your sister) to add to my favorites. So glad she has sent us over. Hope you have a gloriously wonderful and Happy Birthday!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!!

Christine said...

happy birthday

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Holly-I am hearing it is a very special day for you!!!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day was fill with fun and wonder!

mary said...

Hey you wonderful! We celebrated your birthday in grand style here in Provo- James Christensen did a presentation at the bridge academy. It was so stinken fun and he told us the secret to his aged and crackled paintings-(lefranc et bourgeous.) It was an awesome party, wish you were here. Happy birthday! love you! Oh, I almost forgot. For my midterm I painted a little one of Chloe when she was younger- glaring from behind a blanket. Soon as I get it back, I'll send it on to you.

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