Saturday, July 7, 2012

theblueroom news.

I'll skip the expected phrase about how long it's been and how crazy life is, and get right to it…

I'm really excited about spending much more time connecting with other artists, creating new pieces, and learning how to grow in the things I love to do. Honestly, it's a little scary, but really fun, too!
This is what I want to do, and I'm realizing that it will take time.

I hope to update this site with images of more recent work, and hopefully soon get some pieces up on etsy and/or society 6. I'm finding that a huge part of the growth is learning how to go about doing things like making quality prints, and knowing what steps to take in which order so as to do things right… it's a bit overwhelming at times and seems like it shouldn't be a big deal. Maybe it's just me.

On to more interesting things…
Recently, I finished a job making a set of jewelry for the wedding party of a good friend of mine. So much fun!
The studio is somewhat clean and functional, which makes me happy and anxious to start lots of work. I love being up there for hours and hours when I'm working on something I really love. Inspiration is key here. It's really amazing how differently I look at things, when I'm in different moods. Scary, actually.
I ordered business cards! They aren't too exciting, but they're simple and cute. Good enough for now, right?
It's little things like this that my to-do list is full of… lots of little things, turn into big things. Oh, life.

That's a little update of some of my creative ventures recently.
What have you been creating lately?



Sunday, January 15, 2012

So, it's been months since I have posted on here, but I plan to be much more active and present starting now! I'm really hoping this semester won't be as crazy as the fall, though I sort of doubt it…. I think it will just be a different crazy. Either way, I'm hoping to make posting on both theblueroom and my personal blog a regular happening, so check in often, follow, or subscribe by e-mail if you care at all about my endeavors. ha! 

Now, before I get all sentimental about inspiration and such, I'd like to direct your attention to the pages to the right. I've recently added lots of new images to the three sets on flickr. Check them out and let me know what you think. 

What inspires you to create, to live fully, and to try new things?

Really great music inspires me. Right now, Josh Garrels. 
Unique, creative art inspires me (duh.) Starbucks on 135th and Blackbob has some great stuff up right now. 
Words and concepts inspire me. Getting them from head to canvas is often a challenge, though. 
Nature inspires me. No matter how well done, nothing beats the real thing. 
People inspire me. No person alike, all with a unique story. Incredible.

All of these inspirations fall under the umbrella of the ultimate creator and his handiwork. 
We have the ability to create, because by the ultimate artist, we were created. 

And because of that, the possibilities are endless…


p.s. Really though, what inspires you? Do tell...