Time feels like it's flying by so quickly. Busy work days spill over into busy work nights. It's left me doing a lot of sitting quietly and trying to get it to slow down just a tad. That means spending just about any minute I can completely unplugged. Busy as ever, but happier than ever. I'll take it.
I thought I'd give everyone a little look into something I've been working on - something giving me so much joy right now.
Do you have The Artist Unique by Carmen Torbus yet? If not, you really should pick it up. I was fortunate to be asked by Carmen to be a part of a fun little project involving the book. The premise? A few artists Christine Mason Miller , Mary Anne Radmacher , Liz Kalloch, and myself would pick one of the great techniques in The Artist Unique and create something using it. The catch? It was to be given to someone as a gift. We also were to ask Carmen a series of questions and share her insights on our blog. Wait 'til you see what we talked about it. It was great!
I haven't finished my gift yet, but I did spend the evening writing a review for The Artist Unique for the September/October issue of Somerset Studio. I thought I'd share a bit of it here:
The first time I ever worked with Carmen Torbus was on an article for Artful Blogging. Right away, I knew she was something special. Her enthusiasm for her own art, and for others’ art was refreshing. A little over a year after that initial contact I was lucky enough to meet her at The Creative Connection Event in Minneapolis. Again, I was impressed and inspired by her spirit. Being around her made me instantly feel supported and encouraged.
Words cannot adequately describe how excited I was for The Artist Unique to come out. I had known for some time she was working on it, and I knew it was bound to be a hit. And a hit it is.
I'm hoping to get the project done within the next few days so I can share it with you. I'll give you a hint: it involves something i'm terrified of working with. Polymer clay!
Oh, and I forgot to add another reason I'm such a fan of Carmen's ... we're birthday twins! :)