Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter Inspiration III

While I am so tired of winter, I still continue to strive to take inspiration from it.  I created these little ornaments some time ago, but I decided to drag them out after reading this month's issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors (CPS).  This magazine is such an inspiration to me.  When it comes in the mail, I always have to wait to read it until I can be with it for a while because I savor each project, each image, even the advertisements are eye candy.

I am always stuck by the constant call for art.  I often wonder if I am good enough to submit and fantasize about doing so.  Well, yesterday I took the plunge.  I stopped thinking of all the reasons not too, stopped listening to that critical inner voice, and I just simply took action and did it. 

CPS was calling for several genres of art including holiday gift projects, as well as wired art submissions.  This made me recall these sweet little ornaments I recently created from wire, broken jewelry, found objects, buttons and beads.  So simple, so forgiving and so elegant.  So submitted!  It was an easy process.  I hope for this to be the first of many submissions.  Perhaps one day, I will grace the pages of my coveted zine! 

I have gifted these ornaments many times to family and friends and find they are usually happily received and displayed year after year.  I love the feeling I get when I see a bit of my artistic musing out in the world being enjoyed by it's recipient.  When this happens I feel affirmed on a very deep level.  It is important for me to create beauty in the world.


  1. I absolutely love these ornaments. Very beautifully made. Your other work is awesome to. I found your blog over at the OWSE and just had to look. I'm glad I did. I'm now a new follower of yours.


  2. lovely snowflake ornaments!

    btw, i'm now following your blog :)

    - memtree (http://consciousness-collection.blogspot.com/) from swap-bot

  3. Love the ornaments!

    Already a follower

    tamtamlee from blog follower 2 swapbot

  4. Gorgeous snowflakes, they'd look fab as ornaments on a Christmas tree! It's Scamp from Swapbot here, following you through the Blog Followers #2 swap.

  5. Way to go on taking the plunge! I feel the same way about the Stampers Sampler magazine. I have it in mind to submit, but I haven't worked up the courage yet. You're an inspiration! I hope it all goes well... just keep trying and it will happen! (AsAlwaysAngela on SB).

  6. These are amazing! Hooray for silencing your inner critic! :) I'm following your blog - I'm loving all of your projects.
    Amy528 on swapbot

  7. Oh my i love them so much!! Theyre so pretty! Oh this is ichigoshortcake!! Im already following you! xxxxx

  8. I'm so glad you found the courage to submit them, your ornaments are beautiful!


    Phoerauf from Swap-Bot

  9. Congrats on deciding to submit something to CPS. I wish you lots of luck.
    JustIngrid from swap-bot


All the comments and feedback you leave affirms my creative spirit on a very deep level. I am grateful for your time and readership!