Creative Juice

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What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller~

Wow! What a beautiful week! I’ve had some of the coolest wimmin in the world playing at The Cottage–making such lovely things, laughing like loons, and being the most supportive of friends. We had such a nice day making raggedy ribbon books–here’s a glimpse…rag book 1rag book 7rag book 8rag book 3rag book 4rag book 6rag book 5And Sharon made an homage to Elvis!

elvisand then on Earth Day we celebrated by recycling some old flea market silverware into fabulous wind chimes embellished with beads, colored wire,  and pure pizazzzzz! windchime 4windchime 2windchime 3windchimeAren’t they awesome?wind chime girlzHope you are having a great time making art, laughing with your friends, and finding amazing moments of joy–life is so short and fragile and beautiful–please enjoy every single moment of it you can!

And come play at The Creative Cottage where we know how to make joy and have fun!

© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2014. All Rights Reserved.

 

Inspired Creative Chaos!

 

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou       “We live in a rainbow of chaos.”  Paul Cezanne

Hi There!

I’m baaaaack after a wonderful, dizzying spate of fantastic creative adventures and happy times! Let me update you…First, my DRIP, DRIBBLE & SPLASH class was such fun–and a great excuse to get messy! (Like I need one!)drib 3drib 5drib 4drib 8ink 4ink 3

and I had such a blast doing an all day ALTERED BOOK WORKSHOP pw ALTERED BOOK GROUPfor my friends from PaperWorks: The Sonoran Collective of Book and Paper Artists: http://www.paperworks.info/

pw ab students 2Working hard and sharing the fun! The books were amazing and still in progress!

 

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And this month I took a fabulous class from the very talented (and patient!) Val Bembenek: paperlady@inet.com

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I had such fun making these and aren’t they beautiful? stab binding 2

We had a such a fun and inspired workshop at The Cottage with Patricia Morrison who ‘s tag line is “Reclaim Your Creativity, Refuel Your Life…check out her website at: http://www.innerfireouterlight

and then I took a three day collage class from David Adix which was a huge streeeeeetch for me because this class was very minimalist; no paint, doodling, or embellishment! Can you imagine??? Me the color-dazzled one!

I so rarely have time (or the finances) to attend workshops given by others but I’m hoping to be able to treat myself to one every six weeks or so just to keep growing my skills and encouraging me to stretch in new ways.

Whoooosh!  What a great month! So thank you to all of my beautiful friends who keep The Creative Cottage afloat and who celebrate your creativity so enthusiastically everyday!

My heart and life are so full of love!

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© Copyright Kaitlin Meadows, 2014. All Rights Reserved.