Happy Wednesday from the lovely Hampshire Campus!
|The gorgeous Hampshire College...|
First, I want to thank the Small Business Forum for publishing an article I wrote called "Never Lose Your Hunger" - it's a bit I wrote about how throughout the years of medical turmoil and literally being unable to eat or drink, I kept that hunger alive through creativity, drive and passion for life. The best medicine of all.
|"Never Lose Your Hunger"|
You can read the article here and thanks again to the forum!!!
Well, I do have class in about a half hour, but here's a quick blog post before I go!
There is plenty of inspiration here - In the fall, the foliage is gorgeous,
I DO LOVE COWS...
|It's an alpaca!!!|
Oh, there is no place like Hampshire. At 27, it's not the easiest to manage life at home and campus, especially with wedding planning, but the courses I am taking are just pure deliciousness - abstract act, poetry, playwriting, radical youth theatre - I feel so fortunate to be able to finally get to college after a 10 year medical detour! But let me tell you, I appreciate it ten times more than I would have at 18!
There is art everywhere - this is a graffiti wall that students paint over daily - it's changed hundreds of times since I've been here and it's always interesting to see what the newest creation is.
It does get hard missing your fiance though. So when I'm home, I make sure to create some art and yumminess for Brandon!
|We both love the comic strip Dilbert - so I got a bit crafty with felt to make him something for the office...|
|Pretty good, right?|
|(See the wedding cake?)|
|Hey! That's us!!!|
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller
|Just some fun scribbling :)|
|Giving my canvas the usual facial - more like exfoliating scrub with the spackling texture!|
|Once it dries, painting all over every little crevice - which is quite therapeutic actually.|
|I am really loving those Martha Stewart glazes to paint onto the spackling, for both the beautiful pearly sheen and the silky texture.|
I added some more glitter and embossing powder to make things pop, and BOOM - it's quite vibrant!
I didn't want to do too much to this, so I just added a little charm that says "HERE" and a little bird flying up to it. Believe me, that was hard. I like...stuff.
I'm loving the combination of the spackling with these beautiful metallic glazes!
I've been looking on Pinterest a lot lately, and you should definitely take a peek at my Pinterest board "Art I Love" as well as my other boards - on this art board, I've been pinning some other really fun artists whose work I truly do admire. I'll be featuring some of them on here quite soon. Something I've really been fascinated by is the idea of paper sculpture, altered books and book sculptures.
Can you believe this???? This was actually student art I found online!
|And I highly recommend visiting this art rat cafe blog for some more amazing creations.|
Random fun inspiration before I sprint to class...
Just to send you on your way with some mental and creative stimulation for this delicious Wednesday...
Try these brain teasers for mental health.
These are the world's coolest caves - very beautiful!
And on a crafty note, 20 DIY Rug Ideas That Will Create A Huge WOW Factor In Your Home.
And more importantly...
“Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”