Greetings and welcome to Barn Swallow Artists (BSA) website and blog!
I’ve tried my hand at many arts and crafts. I’ve always been a maker. I’m busy, very busy. I can hardly sit still. I think my husband, Steve, measures my wellness by my level of activity. When I’m not busy he asks, “Are you feeling okay?”.
When I retired, I couldn’t wait to begin the next chapter of my life… making arts and crafts. Over the last couple of years, I’ve explored ceramics (thank you Karen Brock), jewelry making, paper mache, woodworking, linoleum block printing, collage, gel printing, metal sculpture and
“And all at once summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wilde
I love the color orange, pumpkin pie, and a hot toddy. Gusty winds and dancing leaves. My cat, Phoebe, crawling into my bed in the middle of the night like a heat-seeking device. Shifting clothes in the closet. Donning a sweater in the morning and peeling it off by afternoon. Putting my garden to rest for the winter. Bountiful farmer’s markets, fields of pumpkins, and hay bales. Friends furiously canning for winter (thinking of you
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh
From where do you get your inspiration? For me … the better question is, “Where don’t you get your inspiration”?
Today I’m sharing three periodicals that inspire me. I get so excited when I receive a new issue that I can’t think of anything else until I’ve had a chance to curl up with it and dig in. It’s inspiring to read about (kindred spirit) artists, discover their journey, and view their projects.