Hey peeps! Phew, I have been super-duper busy at Wild Roots Art, but LOOOOVIN IT! Continue reading Wait a Minute, Whats Going On?
I don’t just take pictures, I do a lot of digital art, too. Its typically nature themed, but they are rather different, odd, vintage and colourful. Most of them have little backstories, or are inspired by a piece of music or podcast, show or just life. (I wrote a post on some of what I listen to here)
I made the above artwork while listening to The Message/LifeAfter. It was rainy, gloomy and cold outside, and I did the old check-over-the-shoulder-at-unknown-noise thing a couple of times LOL! Anyway, back to the art. I had watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade a couple days ago, so I got to thinking that I should do something with a cup. NOT The Grail, but still a cup of power, a cup of offerings, libation. Then, the snake, culturally a symbol of birth, rebirth, and creation tales. I got to really thinking that this was creativity, being born again and again from our own psyche, our own powers, pieces of us. Some deep shit right there. LOL. I love symbolism.
But, really, most things are created this way, from things we see, hear, and, well, from within, or a Muse. Muse, another recent obsession of mine. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these pieces. And I hope your creativity finds no end, like the never-ending snake, re-making itself again and again.
Wild Roots Art ~The Art of Life Wild and Free~
Lately, I have been trying to find information on the The Muses, the Greek Gods of the Arts. There is surprisingly very little out there, even though it has been the artists crutch/inspiration for hundreds of years. I research a lot behind the scenes for my books and art pieces, and this one quickly becoming a time consuming conquest. The reason I set off down this road was because I have never created so much art as I have with Roland. Starting in the last half of my pregnancy I have started or finished 40 different artworks (short stories, book projects, photos, digital art) and I thought hmmm Ro is my Muse! Then I thought I should write or make an art piece on the Muse….and here I am, reading a dissertation from 1993, which may be the best info I have found yet lol!! Anyway, if anyone out there knows a good book on muses, even a fiction/fantasy let me know!
2016 was a weird year. It was full of ups and downs, creative blocks and breakthroughs, of learning all new mindsets, both in my work and personal life, and it definitely ended with a bang! As some of you know, I had a baby, born January 1st. The ultimate new year’s gift!! Definitely a new beginning, wouldn’t you say?
2017 is going to be about patience and growth. Honestly, my new year’s resolution is more of an evolution.
With all these changes, I decided to update my website and blog to more accurately reflect what I enjoy: writing advice, short stories, poetry and books. More about the creative lifestyle while also caring for a baby. More learning about nature, the environment and hiking (once again, with a baby).
Unfortunately, my posts will probably remain sporadic as I only have a couple hours of work time with a new baby, but I hope to maybe pick a day that works best for posting, then maybe just auto-post that day. I’m still working out the bugs.
Alright, well lets move it along then! I need to get back to writing a poem/short story for my writing group!
~The Art of Life Wild & Free~
Its December already!! Man did November ever fly by!! And, with November ending, so did Nanowrimo! I didn’t get 50,000 words, but I did manage to write every day, taking the time to carve out an hour or so for myself at my house or coffee shop. I even joined up with other Nanowrimo’s in a local writing group and at the Kamloops Library, which was fantastic! I didn’t win, but I couldn’t be more happy with myself for actually sticking to it, forming a habit and putting myself out there.
So, now that its over, I am going to try to keep track of my daily writing count, AND learn Scrivener. I don’t know much about Scrivener except that everyone LOVES it and raves about it. I also have a massive to-read pile that I was putting off while writing through November. I’ll be adding some of the best to my to-read post here.
I also added another item to my store: Notebooks!! I am so excited about these, and love that you can get a large carry all pouch, notebook and give them as a gift for writers/artists etc.
My 30th Birthday just passed (where the hell did the time go???????) and my Husband bought me James Patterson’s Masterclass! 😀 It is quite good, and I zoomed through all the videos and will now start at the beginning and follow along in the Workbook. The best take away for me was outlining. It doesn’t really help you outline, but more encourages you to actually make one. So, now I am also trying to finds some good resources on how to outline a novel…… Anyway, if you need a little inspiration I recommend this course.
Wild Roots Art ~The Art of Life Wild and Free~