Wednesday, November 3, 2010

starting point


i've been going through this "thing" lately that i want to do something......i just don't know what that something is.  i don't function well when i'm in limbo.....i get impatient.  and then my impatience can lead to frustration......and i warned frustration a long time ago that it isn't allowed across the threshold of my studio door.  

so, i've decided that my limbo/impatience/hovering frustration might be my creative self's way of letting me know that maybe it's time to do a little "let go, and let grow".....maybe it's time to do something a little different.  so, today i've put away my journal, my papers, and my glue stick and i got out a piece of muslin fabric.  and you probably know me well enough to know that if i'm gonna let go, i'm gonna let-grow-happy.....and for me, happy comes in the shape of letterforms.....happy letterforms.......using a new pilot fabric pen that has japanese lettering all over it.

i'm not really sure where this piece is going yet......time to start rummaging through my growing collections of "essential supplies" and hopefully add a bit more happy to this.....


23 comments:

Createology said...

Lori your post is so timely for me too. I feel completely in limbo. I love your lettering and your willingness to put aside and "GROW HAPPY". Happy experimenting and finding creative happiness...
P.S. I am certain mine is merely the change of warm to cold weather which I am not fond of. :o)

Sophia said...

No better time for me to read your post than today. I've been feeling the same way and not sure when I've already been going through a TON of "changes" over the last month or so. But, I'm still craving something and feeling like I still have yet to find my niche with my own art. I need to remember that anytime I want to be inspired....I should come hug you!! :)

Eden said...

I'm pretty familiar with the icky frustrated feeling too!! Good for you to follow your hunch to get out something different and play!! Love Love Love your letterforms!!!
.....and those cute glasses :D

PaperPumpkin said...

I can't even picture you getting impatient! I am very excited about your fabric pen and lettering and fabric combo, though!

Tara said...

Some days are like that! Glad you decided not to let it get you down...can't wait to see what grows from your happy changes.
hugs,
tara

PrairiePeasant said...

Certainly off to a good start! I'm sure you have many ideas of where this could go!

Butterfly Works said...

Maybe it's the change in seasons that causes us to want to change what we are doing...I think everyone has the bug....

I can't wait to see where you are going with this....

Ludid said...

create happy my dear friend. your letterforms on the fabric look that a wonderful beginning.

Shirley said...

Hi Lori, I haven't left you a comment for awhile, but I am catching up with my friends tonight. I will interested in how your grow Happy turns out. I am taking a break tonight from my embroidering. I just wanted to read and see what my friends were doing. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This looks interesting...looks like it is time to head out to the garage and start throwing the paint around:)

Becky Shander said...

"Let-grow happy"...I like this saying of yours very much. Your constant positive outlook is wonderful.

LuckyDog said...

Yummy!! And such wonderful letterforms, too! I love the crisp clean serifs! Such skill. Color me green with envy! LOL And I can't wait to see what you add to it. Please post it after you add more Happy! :)

Dolores said...

I'm looking forward to what becomes of the muslin. I'm in a sort of limbo - too many things on the go and nothing completed. Soon. Soon. I just have to FOCUS.

Claire M said...

I think you have the Happy Genes!! Keep growing!! Keep sprouting in new directions!!

rachel awes said...

i love your lettering
& love the seeds
of grow happy
you've sewn
& look forward
to the beauty
that will flower..
of course it will,..
it's of YOU.
xo

Dymphie said...

this is a great start!

Martha Lever said...

Love it! I want to grow happy too :))

Jane Farr said...

Your lettering is so uniquely you Lori. I always feel better for laying eyes on it. xoxo Grow happy indeed!

Kerri said...

i think that uncomfortable feeling means your about ready for a big shift- i get like that too, and for me, that's what it means. i almost HAVE to get uncomfortable to be willing to take a leap.

good luck with yours...and yes!! always, grow happy! great words!

Patty S said...

wow. the good lord is sending all kinds of messages to me today and you are in that mix.
i have been in the worst 'limbo' that i have ever experienced. very depressing (maybe you've noticed a lack of things on my blog the past two months???). i want to do something but i have a major case of the 'not good enoughs' going on right now so i do nothing. i know i need to push through it and just do SOMETHING.
that's great that you are pushing through your limbo - you are so inspirational lori!!!!!! can't wait to see where your new creation leads!
big hugs!!! :-)

chrissy said...

GROW HAPPY AND FEED YOUR SOUL WITH CHOCOLATE!!!
i truly love you miss lori.
you ROCK!
your muslin piece is wonderful!
thanks for making me smile!
c

Beedeebabee said...

This was the beautiful start of something sooo wonderful!!! You amaze me, Lori! xoxo's Paulette

Jancalligrapher said...

This is FUN, Lori, your lettering and the colorful flowers, VERY creative. No hanging out in limbo for you, my friend!

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