Sunny day

 Today I am free to create.  For weeks the upcoming open house for my step-granddaughters graduation party has been taking up my time.  Since neither of my children have inherited the crafting/art gene they rely on me for invitations, pictures and sewing.  I have made 100 invitations with 100 magnets and 100 tiny envelopes to hold the magnets and then glued to the invitation.  I have made trips to the craft store, office store and of course the local Wal-Mart.  And then I have put together a video invitation that my daughter wants for special guests.  I have finished it all and now I am about to print the labels for the discs and then I will be done.  I am not good at getting things done that I have to make, I much prefer sitting in my studio and combing my array of ephemera for inspiration and then putting together some semblance of what I consider art.  Even now I have the cardboard cover to the cd cases that I am running through my mind as to how to use that in an artful way.  Wait, did I say I was free to create today????  Well I will be as soon as I finish the laundry, file the dogs nails, change the sheets, empty the dishwasher……………  Geez I am tired just thinking about it. 

I consider today a good day, a project is complete and I am hoping it will be a Sunny day. 

The loves of my life

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About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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