Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful day where I live. It is cool, but the sun is shining, and it is so clear outside and everything still looks so inspiring of the spring that will be here before we know it! Just wish I could get warm inside! I am just cleaning up in my workroom, and catching up on my emails. I love to have the time to do this....well, basically just doing nothing! I had to get a book ready for a new round robin that we started yesterday with my local art group: North Texas Mixed Media. Here is a photo of my book which is about vintage Paris. I have added more photos of my new book to my slide show so please take a look and let me know what you think. Also, if you are reading this and you can't wait to see the next letter in my "Dream" banner, there are more photos of that in my slide show, including a couple of "how to" photos.

I am going to be adding some new images of some Valentine art to my blog soon. I admit I am a hopeless romantic and I know that my artwork reflects that, but making Valentine art is one of my favorite things to do. I was discussing my new RR AB (round robin altered book) with Lisa Vollrath and Livia Hajovsky yesterday, and how happy I was with it that it because 1) it isn't pink and 2) it isn't covered in flowers! I am just stretching my wings a little, and you can too. You don't have to make a major change to what you do, just little changes can make a big difference. Maybe it is that favorite color that you always reach for, or a layout that you overuse. Just let yourself go....ha ha! That is so funny, because I so can not do that, but I will tell you that it really helps me to loosen up the more art I make. I can see a difference in my art since I have been doing more of the challenges. So maybe that would work for you too.

I wanted to send a big ol' Texas thank you to Jeri from The Artful Gathering, and to Linda at The Art Sook, for meeting up with my friend Livia and I on Friday. We met at the Macaroni Grill in Grapevine, and I can tell you I cleaned my plate! WOW that chicken fetachinni was so good. Jeri and Linda were in town for the Rubber Stamp Convention in Grapevine, and Jeri is putting the finishing touches on her Artful Gathering meet up that is planned for July in Grapevine. There will be members from Jeri's group flying in from all over for 3 and a half days of fun, fun, fun with a western theme! I know those girls are going to have a ball!


Anne said...

Hello Mary Lynn, I wanted to thank you for your lovely feedback on my blog and it's brought me here to your amazing art! Your work is truly beautiful - out of this world, and your words are inspirational! I would love to create art like yours!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Mary Lynn you cover turned out super ... we did have a great time on Friday didn't we, Macaroni Grill is great and then La Madeline later ... still hoping to see you in March at the Altered Book Retreat ... Linda F -

paru's_circle said...

ahh.. Paris piece is wonderful, i would love to meet Jeri myself.. who knows, maybe one day..