Creative Jumpstart 2021

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Thursday, January 5

2011: Year in Review: Art Post #3

I don't get a lot of time to make art for myself, but I do make a lot of it. Mostly I create art on canvases and wood boards for the classes I teach at My Creative Classroom -- and they end up in a box in my studio -- because I can't bear to part with it. Making art is very rewarding to me -- parting with it -- not so much. I usually end up giving it away to friends I know who will give it a lovely home -- because I can't bear the thought of it going unloved in a box in my studio, my walls are only so big, ha ha. I also have a thing about  hanging my own art on my walls....don't ask -- ha ha. 

Since most of these pieces are still in a box being unloved, I thought I would share a few of my favorites so you can love them ;-) 
This is a Mixed Media collage piece (on watercolor paper)  that I experimented with for an upcoming class.
A Mixed Media Encaustic piece that I absolutely LOVE -- and yes it's in the box. ;-)
Another Mixed Media Encaustic piece that needs some finishing touches -- brighter colors -- but I haven't had time. 
Mixed Media Collage, delicious colors -- and it's only 8 x 8 -- but not in the box. I gave it to a lovely friend for her birthday and she loves it.
Bluebells -- but I decided they needed to be pink. Loving pink lately!  It's my pink flamingo, ha ha. 
I hope that you'll be brave and share your art with your family and friends -- either by inviting them into your place of art or give it to them for a birthday, anniversary or wedding -- any special occasion or no occasion at all! I always feel that giving a piece of art is better than a store bought gift because I am giving the recipient a piece of me -- and my heart. It's easy to go to the store and buy something -- but it's not so easy to make art! Plus -- a visit to the mall takes a little bit of time and creating a masterpiece has so much thought, effort and love put into it. So much better than a sweater or pair of shoes, in my opinion that is! 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by -- and thank you all for your lovely comments about my Creative JumpStart video yesterday, they were all very heartfelt and meant a lot to me! If you can't see the video you may have to register! Have an ART day everyday. 


  1. Love that encaustic sunflower - such vibrant colours. Your video (yeah I'm behind) was lovely - I liked your musical taste. The kinks are a fav here but then we are in London :-)

    Art journaling is on my list of things to try this year, I always shy away as I am not a messy artist but I love the idea. Thanks for being part of the jump start.

  2. I just LOVE all of these Catherine. I would have every piece hanging on the walls here! Thank you for sharing.



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