Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My creative space-

Slowly getting back into it- trying things out with ATC's -my inspiration comes from the gardens

in our area- so abundant- and the roads, the trees, the birds- of course all become shapes- I pursue the shapes and they pursue me- time pursues me too- I try to convince myself:"time is mine, time is mine..."in the end though maybe I should only ask : was this day well spent? instead of stretching time I should be enriching it-

This is my son's last year of highschool- I see every day as precious because I know that I can't stretch the time he is a child-I cleaned his duvet today, his pillows, his room. I was never 'that kind of mom' . Not really. Because I always saw it as a bother. As something to be done with and finished in record time...He greets me with a laugh in his eye. What's this? vanilla smelling pillows? Yum!

This is my creative space today. A balancing act, focusing on the moment, on small things, on small scale, on a small brush, on lines that break and become maps, and charts, and needlework without the needle.

Enjoy all the creative spaces at Kootoyoo!

18 comments:

Amanda said...

The ATC's are great....And ((hugs)) for that last year of school...I will have a teenager next month and that scares me. Can't imagine his last year of school...

Kylie said...

So beautiful :) I really love the pink one on the right! The last year at school? I can't imagine my girls at that stage just yet but it does creep up on us, doesn't it? The vanilla-scented linen does sound very yummy! I find I'm doing things more deliberately like that also these days... we feel our time with them is limited and so very precious. Lovely post Annamaria :) K

june at noon said...

I love all the colors. It looks like you're finding your way. ;)

Kate said...

Looks beautiful! I can only imagine the feeling of holding on to your teenager with both hands, trying to enjoy each moment. Mine are still small but still growing at an alarming rate.

Emjie said...

I like what you are doing with the ATCs. Maybe one day, in a galaxy, far, far away I'll get into making these.

Aussie-waffler said...

The pink and yellow combination really jumped out at me, so bright and cheery.

kellie said...

The ATC's are beautiful Love those colours. A lovely post too.
(although if you keep up with the vanilla-scented linen he might stick around!)

Kirsty said...

Your ATCs are looking great!

Lauren said...

Your work is always so lovely and colourful!

Gina said...

Lovely poignant reflections... and gorgeous ATCs.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Sounds like some quiet reflection happening in your space Anna Maria.

RedorGrayArt said...

i did not know we were on this same path this year....the colors and shapes of art and life going forward~elk

our little love nest said...

I love the colours...so bright and pretty and full of fun! Off to check out Kootoyoo! xoxo

Woollywotnots said...

Ooo I love the ATC Goodness, Annamaria. The colours are great and I love the dotty effects too. Very sweet to hear about your son. Cheerio, Woollywotnots

Melanie said...

Lovely, thought provoking post. My eldest was my baby one minute and then leaving home the next. Lovely ATC's

Kuka said...

The colours you use look beautiful together!

Teresa p said...

Beautiful ATCs. I've never done them before (I mostly sew and knit).

midge said...

really lovely, the colours are so beautiful