Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is to 
find your gift. 
The purpose of life is to 
give it away.

-Pablo Picasso

Sunday, March 17, 2013

What to Wear?

Lately I have been feeling that I want to dress more "artsy."  It's difficult to describe what I mean by that.  It is not the same as "trendy."  I suppose it's "creative" meets "sophisticated."  I usually shop at Ann Taylor for my professional clothes, but that look is more "classic" (not to mention the same thing I have been wearing for the last 20 years).  The trick is to be both "artsy" and age appropriate.

I have just discovered the store Hot Mama.  Here are some of the looks that I like.
I want to start wearing colors!

I like this outfit but not sure I could pull it off.

How cute is this?  Could be more colorful though.
I love the shoes.
I like the layering in this outfit. 
I am actually going shopping at Hot Mama's today with a girlfriend.  We are trying to find new clothes for her, but I suspect that I will try on a few things as well.  I must be strong and resist the urge to buy - unless I find something fabulous!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Creativity Weekend

My friend, LD, and I held a creativity workshop that we called Relax, Create, Rejuvenate.  We were lucky enough to be allowed to use a friend's cabin by the lake. Eight women attended our weekend long event and it was a wonderful learning experience for everyone involved.
The house where we taught had an amazing
view of a lake covered in snow.

Creativity can be messy.

Backgrounds done on multiple pages.
This completed page became part of a signature.

One of the completed books.

Another completed student book.

I learned new things about being an art instructor, especially realistic expectations.  I don't know if we will hold another weekend retreat because it was a lot of work, but I am very proud of the job we did on this one.  Thanks to my friend, LD, for doing it with me.