art and soul day 3

Oct 10, 2006 | Life in Progress

day 3

“art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – picasso


i took belinda schneider’s wooly art purse class. i loved my table-mate. she’s a children’s book writer, with 2 beautifully written and illustrated books. you can find her books right here.

here’s a glimpse at the water felted wool purse i made. it’s far from complete. when it’s done, it will have shrunk quite a bit more. i enjoyed learning this technique and now i understand why these purses are pricey. it’s because the craft and technique is painstakingly long. i’m talking hours and hours to make one single purse. this class was so far out of my element, but it was good. and belinda is charming.

i met misty after class, and she and i went to dinner, along with two of her friends, katie kendrick, nina bagley, and my three friends, laini, jim, and alexandra. we dined over thai food, and the conversations, the chatter, was constant and enthusiastic. there was a feeling of inspiration and excitement in the mix for me. it reminded me of the feelings i first had at artfest earlier this year. thoughts like “these people get me. they’re just like me, inspired my similar things, and happy to be making art and meeting other artists.” i had a huge smile on my face all through our evening together.

me, misty, katie, nina, laini, alexandra (jim took the photo -thanks jim)

and here we are doing a self timer photo with jim in the pic

misty is incredibly tender and encouraging. there is a kindredness between us and many, many paraellels that made meeting one another special. nina is incredibly talented. her jewelry is simply amazing. her style, talent, southern accent, and the way she laughs and communicates with such ease reminded me so much of my older sister jen. and katie is an old soul. when she speaks to you, you feel like she is making a soul to soul connection. it is that real. and that cool. her folk art simply blows me away.

and of course, it was so fun to see my friends again, as we made new friends together.

Sending much love,

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  1. Misty Mawn

    I adore you. I smile every single time I visit your world here…so very much in common, it’s weird, but I love it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It was so nice getting to spend some time with you and the entire gang. What a great group!!! Nina and I just kept saying how much fun we had. It was wonderful, thank you! Cannot wait to see you again in March. xo
    I loved reading your words about your trip. I know so much of how you feel.


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