Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sharinig Creativity


 I joined a group called Sharing Creativity to help myself and others feel more connected in the time during a pandemic when we need to stay socially distant.  This project is part of Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation, a project of Springboard for the Arts.  Jamie Schwaba, Managing Director for Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is leading Sharing Creativity.  She got us thinking about how to share by introducing four projects that we can share with the community.  We each got a bag of materials and last Wednesday, November 11th, we joined her for a zoom meeting to learn more. We've started this week by making tiny notes that we will leave for people to brighten their day.  If we run out of people to pass them to, the Friendship Center will help us spread joy to those in need.

Here are some cards that I finished and are ready to give someone a lift.

I plan to leave this one on my neighbors door knob.


These two are going to dear friends who used to live in Winona.

Another friend is caring for her parents and I thought a little light may bring them joy.



Words to bring joy.  This is the first set.  The next set will have a more mixed media feeling with collages of images along with words and paint. I'm posting some of these on Instagram and Facebook, #sharingcreativityproject.  Stay tuned!  If you'd like to receive one of these little cards, send me a message at with your address or where you'd like me to leave you a note. 


I'm grateful for this project.  It's getting me using my hands and imagination and making again.  Some new fiber art pieces are going to be coming too.

Be well, be safe.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Making Art in a Time of Shift

Dream and Trust Close up

A few months ago, a friend and I were talking about getting some artists together to talk about their art and spur us on with inspiration and support.  It took a bit to gather and we began meeting at my house every 5 weeks or so.  It was inspiring to hear about so many different ways these women were creating.  The group gathering was "Let's Talk Art."

My desire was to motivate myself and give me a nudge when I was feeling unsure or tentative with my fiber/mixed media art.  And it worked.  One piece that I had such angst over came to completion. Then another.

I'm not sure, if I'm on a roll.  I'm very happy when I'm making art.  So I'm going for pleasure in my art making; similar to my movement practice Nia dancing.

Our group is on a pause, due to the need to Stay at Home and two of our members very busy with on-line teaching with their University classes.  We may connect via Zoom. 

I'm very glad to have the sharing of these amazing artists.  It reminds me to ask for a little help from your friends.  See more of what I've been working on in the gallery.


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