Monday, June 22, 2009

Awesomely Super Art Swap!


There is much excitement at Coach Creative Space due to the arrivals of the Summerlicious ATC Swap treasures. I had so much fun hosting this ATC Swap, and you can see why in this discussion thread where the lovelies are displayed. There were twenty swappers who created yummy visions of summer loveliness for fellow CCSers. I love the individual interpretation of the summer theme, and the variety of media used to create the art. Please consider joining us for the next swap.
CCS was begun by the awesomely sensitive and effective creativity coach, Dan Goodwin, and is an encouraging environment for beginners as well as experienced artists, writers, musicians, dramatists, dancers, seamstresses, sculptors, and creatives of all media. Many of the members have found this community non-competitive, loving,and accepting, meeting friends around the world with similar interests. The groups there give you the opportunity to share your work without fear of criticism or rejection.
Most members, including myself, report that their creative production rate has increased exponentially, they find themselves exhibiting or being published, and creative blocks have disappeared since joining Coach Creative Space. I know:I'm one of them! Click here to visit my CCS page and view videos, photos of my sketchbooks, CCS blog entries, and more.
Love & Laughter,
DJ

Monday, June 15, 2009

In Just a While...




Readers, I have to go out of town on business for the rest of the week. Don't think I'll have internet access. Withdrawal symptoms already setting in...
See you soon with more art and stuff. Keep creating, writing, and being wonderful.
Above are some journal pages. Below are a couple of snaps of a miniature wire chair created at a workshop a couple of years ago.
Have a great week!
DJ

Sunday, June 14, 2009

An Awesome Read...

I was visiting the new blog of my fellow CCSer, Jo, which is named "Gathering Wild" and enjoyed her poignant sharing of an important relationship honored by a box of crayons. Well written and worth a visit. Enjoy the scent of an old and new box of crayons...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

PJ's Giveaway!

The talented Folk Artist, PJ Hornberger, over at PJ's Talking is having a One Year Blogging Anniversary Giveaway on June 29th! She's giving away your choice of a print of her lovely folk art OR a workshop on her Ning Group, PJ's Art House. You can comment here to enter the giveaway of this sweet lady who does beautiful and whimsical art work as well as generous video instruction. Check it out!

Monday, June 8, 2009

End of Week One & "Weak Too"...LOL!


^~Palette Knife Landscape V by DJ 16x20 Oil on Canvas May 2009
Hi, Kids!
Above is the result of the final hours of my five hours in Week One.
A departure from the ocean shores of the first four, yes. In content and technique. More impasto and complementary underpainting, to boot.
Weak Too accomplishments?
You guessed it: Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Lemme spell it out for you:
The. Last. Week. of. School. Before. Summer. Break.
Now you know. Exams. Drama. Pleading. Picking up portfolios. Cleaning. Sheesh.
But, hey, it's officially Summer! Time to paint. Time to breathe. Time to have the luxury of choices.
Whee.
Hey, did you see what my adorable DH did in "comments" for the last post? Gotta love a man like that...We just celebrated our 8th Anniversary...Prolly contributed to my not getting into the studio, also, if the truth be told...LOL!
Happy Summer, Everyone! Grab that paintbrush! Dip it in paint! Apply to surface!
There you go!
Love & Laughter,
DJ