HERE IS MY NEW MANTRA ...
IF YOU ONLY HAD THE THINGS YOU GAVE THANKS FOR YESTERDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE MISSING?
Sunday, October 07, 2012
GROWING INNER ARTISTS -IDEAS TO INSPIRE AND MAKE YOU THINK
FIRST OF ALL i NEVER GET any COMMENTS ANY LONGERPLEASE DO COMMENT, AS IT ISN'T WORTH MY TIME NOT TO KNOW YOU ARE READING MY BLOGS. I DIDN'T MEAN FOR THAT TO COME OUT NEGATIVE- JUST PLEASE COMMENT ONCE IN AWHILE-IT MAKES MY DAY, SERIOUSLY-THANK YOU
BY the way, I don't like that letter/word thing you have to do when you comment but I am stuck with it and if you saw all of the dozens of rude, terrible and icky comments from spam peopole you would be glad for them. I had 144 spam comments and four "real comments in the last couple of days....
So can you see why I am so over the moon when it is a real NICE person who comments? Thanks so very very much. And if you see someone who comments here, they are approved by me and stamped with a SUPER DUPER PERSON STAMP OF APPROVAL!
If you need a project to work on that makes you HAPPY and is fun then make a cow from the Out of the BOx with Easy Blocks book by Mary Lou Weiudman and Mel McFarland....we need about 60 this Spring for two big and important shows and if you have done one, We would love to show it off! Just send us a photo.
I love how in modern quilts you can do shapes that makes no sense but look wonderful in the finished product....love those pretty colors...they make us all happy. If you are using boring, muted colors, do yourself a favor and buy some pretty bright things to work with....a good way to take the road less traveled and DO NOT let your Bee or Guild Friends influence you and setting your own course with your own ideas and whimsical colors and subject.
Texture in fabric or how you manipulate fabrics and threads, ribbons, buttons etc.,
Simple piecing that looks hard and has great colors and values
Repetition done over and over but in a different way looks super!,
Creating a world where cats are bigger than little girls....THESE kinds of thingS bring interest and fun to your quilts and art and make others take interest and notice what you do. AND your artist comes out to play and each time IT is not so timid and comes out easier and easier to create and grow!
It is important to laugh while you create!
Make fun new friends who are create (and if they are funny and kid it is even better)
When opening your mouth, try to be positive...
Share from your heart and give compliments and kind comments....remember that what you say could turn someone else's day around and make them feel happy instead of sad. What you give away you always get back....
Choose colors that radiate off of each other. I often like to pick a compliment of pruplse or blue and teal and this would be cheddar! Not the cheese but the color!
And finally, when you are giddy and have had a fine and wonderful day, GIVE THANKS and pass it on-this has been proven to make you do better and feel better and others around you too! If you have trouble making friends, be NICE, don't talk about negative news or something sad or a downer and comment in a positive way and tell something happy! Because think about it....everyone wants to be happy and not many people want to argue. Be a light and you can make light in your work and your environment! Hope I get to meet you this year and if I have met you, I hope I get to see you this year so we can invent and create together!