Dreaming of……..

Dreaming of….

Geez, I guess it’s been awhile since my last post.  I have been busy keeping up with group challenges and trades, making Christmas presents and on and on and on.  I can’t seem to find enough time in the day to devote to my art.  There seems to always be something or someone pulling on my strings.  The holidays are fast approaching and I fear that what I have in mind to get done won’t be as I envision.  I guess it’s a fear I will always have that the recipients of my work won’t like it or think that I am being cheap.  I don’t come from a family or friends who are into art or handmade items but I am going to be strong and forge ahead no matter what.


I love this photo I did for Digital Nuts as one of their challenges.  http://www.pbase.com/digitalnuts  It looks like one of the places I dream about.


Recently I had the chance to be a guest speaker at our local library for a monthly ATC group they are starting.  It was so much fun.  Everyone there including some teens were very talented and seemed to want some guidance.  As always I worried about giving the presentation for months but after I started I wondered what was I so worried about.  Maybe I will have the chance to do it again.


I found a new stool to use in my art room at a local antique mall and I recovered the seat and I think I have started to channel Van Gough or Picasso because ideas just keep coming and coming except time keeps fading.  So now I will go to bed and start dreaming of……


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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