Tuesday, January 19, 2010

a creative weekend

this past weekend was a dream for me. sam took the kids out to lunch and a movie on saturday. the brave guy sat through an hour and a half of squealing chickmunks just to give mama some time alone. thank you babe! i went into town, actually sat down to enjoy my latte, perused the local thrift store and gathered a few new supplies for messy art making. i then headed home and out to the studio to get started creating. i had been working on a piece for awhile with intentions of giving it to a friend for her upcoming birthday. but i got stuck with this piece. i heard
Kelly Rae's voice in my head reminding me to keep pushing through but I just couldn't do it with this one for quite some time. so i put it aside and started some other projects. with the help of some good music and lots of coffee, i was actually pretty productive and happy with what transpired. by the end of the day i came back to the piece that was frustrating me and jumped in. after some fiddling and adding, i finally came to the "done" feeling. good times i tell ya. love my studio. love it!

when the kids came home they came out to the studio to see what mom was up to. they are so cute when they come in there. looking around and at me like "what is going on in here?" they are also very respectful of my space and somehow know that it is mom's special place.
sam and jackson went to work on the road a little bit and i invited sierra to stay with me and make some art together. she was so excited. so went stood side by side and started getting messy together. she started putting paing on the paper and i would add a thing here or there. then i began to add words and asked her what word she wanted to put on there. "funny" was her answer. gotta love that. i was just having the best time and i realized that i was so much looser and free while creating with her. when i am doing my own stuff i am often so much more critical and trying too hard. so this was a good lesson for me. i need to let go of trying to make good art and just let whatever comes out happen. and i loved what we made together.

then it was jackson's turn. he came in and saw that sisi and i were painting and he wanted to join in. so we made room and got busy painting. at first i just let him paint and then asked if i could join in. i absolutely love what came out of that. i wished that i had given him a canvas. i'll have to find a way to frame these paintings. they are so dear to me and it brought me so much joy.

Sunday was a wonderful day too. Gym, grocery shopping (i know.... most people don't enjoy grocery shopping, but i do. especially if i can go without the kids), cooking, a new coffe mug (heart), football, watching sam learn how to tie his own flies. taking a long walk with the kids in the grand forest, and having sam's dad and girlfriend over for dinner. new 24 season. oh yeah. just lovely. wish all weekends could be this good.

All for now.
Be well friends

ps. if anyone out there knows how to edit photos after you have added them to the blog and feels like giving a little tutorial, I'd be much obliged. still trying to figure out blog jargin.


Kolleen said...

love your weekend!!!!! YUM!!!

sounded heavenly! your paintings are GREAT and i am so happy you were able to get out there and create and the ones your babies did are AWESOME!!!! what treasures!!!

miss you much baby girl...keep on creating and having fun with it! it's GOOD for the soul!


Kirsten Michelle said...

i love this little peek into your corner of the world.
happy new year, beautiful mama.xo

Jennifer said...

what a wonderful weekend you had. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I just love that you have this studio space and your kids came in to play along also. How beautiful.

Let yourself be free and create away. What you made is wonderful!

chrissy said...

oh serena..
this sounds like a beautiful weekend to me.
nothing better.
you are the BEST mamma.
i am loving your bunny piece.
loving the kids creations....for sure frame those.
i love that you were able to just create.
hold on to this weekend girlfriend.
it's a keeper.

elizabeth said...

I don't know if you can edit a photo that is posted, but you can edit the photo and repost it.

I love the peek into your weekend! So glad you had all that time to create - alone and with company.

p.s. I love grocery shopping too. One of my favorite things.

chrissy said...

did you get it?
hoping for good news for you.

Kate said...

What a weekend! I love the vision of you and Sierra, Mama and Daughter, creating art with sure freedom and joy. And I love the bunny piece! Keep it up girl, keep it up. You're an inspiration!

Mindy Lacefield said...

i totally love the new pieces. fab work girl. the textures are great and omg that bunny!!! i'm smitten. i enjoyed reading this lovely post serena. much love and miss ya!!