Good morning everyone. Since I wrote this a couple of days ago, I haven’t any idea if it’s raining at the moment, or if the sun is playing with us. It’s been chilly here in Southern California, and since I live ten miles off the Pacific Ocean, it’s a bit damp. Just so we’re clear, in no way am I complaining! I’m only in Southern California….not Main or New York, or even Michigan. The people who live there have reason to complain about cold and dampness. No, I’m not complaining.
Its been a long time since I’ve been able to actually gather enough thoughts to sit down and blog. . Today, Tuesday, I sat down with a big, warm, coconut infused Yerba Mate tea and decided I needed to pick myself up, and make some changes!
Changes come in all kinds of ways, sizes, shapes and forms. Of course the first thing I need to do is make time for you, and my blog. The next thing is letting all of you know that KarenSamenow with StoneSoup will now be known as Karen’s Stone Soup…
Since some of the changes are to my blog, and Yes they will be positive changes, and some changes are to my home! As much as I love the colorful background of my blog, I’m going to replace it as soon as I can learn how to do that. LOL Some changes have already taken place. Like me even thinking about changes!
Admittedly, I have lost touch with the workings of blogging, and I’m working at getting back to a place where I’m fluid at posting new items of interest within my blog. Blogging is a full-time job, and I also have interests in creating my art, my family, and exploring and/or traveling. I belong to an art group where we critique one another, explore new ideas, or sometimes just stop and relax with a cup of something good! We support each other through great times, and sad times. Sometimes that means just setting aside creating, and being supportive. So twice a week is going to be a standard for me, or I won’t have anything to blog about!
It is my hope you will like the changes as much as I do, and find it easier to negociate your way around Stone Soup. Thank you for being here, you are the people keeping me going and giving me inspiration. 🌞👩🏻🎨☔️🕗
When I mentioned there were many kinds of art, I didn’t know of this artist. I could probably sit and watch these pieces of wood for hours. It’s increatable that he even thought of it.
This is a really simple lesson in values. Since I work mostly in abstract, I often disregard the values I maybe should have used. It’s simple and easy to understand, and I probably should use them in my art to give it more depth and substance.
Here it is, I hope it helps in some way.
Today being the 1st of March, I thought something totally different, at least for me, would be in order. When I was a kid my mother would make little cards out of paper stock and wax paper. She would cut the wax paper to the small size of the card stock, and press on top of the wax with dried pressed flowers in between. They would be tied with a small bow after using a whole punch in two places, and they were so sweet. All her friends loved them, and I loved them also.
This is a little different but it reminded me of mother using wax paper to create her cards. Probably because of the iron. Since this is so different from anything I have been doing, and I liked the art he created more as a start than anything else, I thought you may like to see this method of encaustic.
Even if you don’t want to try it, there is a good chance it will trigger something in your creative memory to inspire you to go further. I’d love to see it, and I’m sure if you could post it on Facebook we would all be able to see it. Don’t forget to mention my name so it actually gets to us all. Karen Samenow!
Thank you all for watching, and keep creating……