Wednesday, January 8, 2014

brrrrr-ing in the new year!

Like most of the continent of North America, our little corner of upstate NY encountered some interesting weather in the first week of 2014...
 a foot of snow..frigid temperatures.. warm up and pouring rain,.. and back to frigid weather....

So, I have been hunkering down in my cleaned up studio and creating!!!

I don't create resolutions but after a pretty moody, rollercoaster ride last year, 
I have resolved to let go of those paralyzing feelings and embrace...

(created with my hand dyed fabrics)
Inspired by Victoria.

I also hope to blog more (I miss the blogging world!)

This year, I joined Life Book 2014
and as part of our first day's warm up..

we had a meditation 
in which my word for the year appeared!!!

and then we had a lesson with Tam in which we tried our hands at creating our angel/guardian.

I am doing my work on individual sheets of watercolor paper
and will bind them together at the end of the year.

I haven't finished this week's activity which was facilitated by Micki Wilde but will post it later this week (I hope.)

In the meantime, I am finishing up my latest challenge 
with my online group, Tangled Textiles....

and Janet chose

so I am trying to finish this project by Sunday,
when it is due (after we all agreed on an extension.)

Of course,
I waited until the last minute to begin my piece
and it looks nothing like my original plan!
I tend to get an idea in my head
and I let my brain cells kick around the concept for awhile
(I rarely create a sketch or two)
and usually, the end product is
completely dissimilar from the original plan.
This time is no exception!

I might have a second piece in the works as well,

depending on whether my vision can be translated to fabric.

And whether I just run of time or steam.

Stay warm!!!


Marilyn J. Rock said...

JOY to you for 2014 Lisa! Again; so happy you're blogging and sharing what you're working on. Love your pages for the class; very inspiring - your guardian angel is awesome!


Vicki Miller said...

Good to see you working and on line. Looking forward to seeing your creation for TT on the weekend, or Monday for me. You are ahead of me on life book as I still haven't finished last year! Joy to you!

Beverly said...

I hope you are staying warm- I can't believe how cold it is in the Midwest ans east! I like your word for the new year, I hope 2014 brings you and your family lots of it!

What Comes Next? said...

much joy to you this year Lisa! I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations. Some of your icy pictures are spectacular! We are so lucky out here - we've avoided that entire weather system.
lol - I work much the same way, and my TT piece has changed a lot as well - now to actually get it finished before I change my mind yet again!

patty a. said...

Sounds like you are doing well and moving forward! I will be anxious to see how your projects evolve over the next year. Me, I have been complaining a lot this year so far. This arctic cold has been the coldest the weather has been since I moved into my current house and it has not been fun trying to take care of the problems. I am going to try an give myself an attitude adjustment this weekend!

Renate said...

You chose a good word this year Lisa. Everyone needs a bit of JOY in their life and I hope more comes your way. It brings me JOY to see you blogging again. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for MUSIC.

Gina said...

Wow, you are busy ...your Lifebook pieces are beautiful and I like your word of the year done with your hand dyes! Looking forward to see your music soon.