Pure,undulterated BLISS!!!

What fun I had this morning! A thrift store in my area has a special deal every Thursday; if you buy ten pieces of clothing that are priced under $5.00, you get them all for $10.00!


I went a bit crazy and spent $30.00 and got bags filled with silk, linen and velvet! Whoo-hoo! I'll thrown them all in the washer and dryer tonight so they'll have a nice soft hand and then figure out what I'm going to make with them...I have some pillows and scarves in mind. Maybe some small purses; big enough for just the essentials.

I plan on spending a whole day in the near future just 'sperimentin' (and sending my Inner Critic to Siberia). I will, I hope, do as Franz Kafka suggests in this poem he wrote:

You do not need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Do not even listen, simply wait.
Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked,
it has no choice,
it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

— Franz Kafka

Wanna come over and play???


What is a studio?

Just found the lovely, lyrical work of artist May Luk online. I love what she wrote about her studio in her online journal:

My Studio

There are few more powerful needs in the world than the need for a private place to work and think - a room that can bring comfort to the soul as much as the creative spirit. My studio embodies the moods and ideals that I aspire to.

"Brooklyn Chinoiserie"


Last minute scramble

Found out about a call for entries for a book about Creative Reuse...so beat feet to photograph the bracelet and wallet I made earlier this year using vinyl drawer liner, adhesive wall repair tape, rubber washers, and vintage mother-of-pearl buttons. The deadline is 5 January and I thought today was the 4th...so I was stressing when I really could have been a bit more relaxed.

Anyway, I figure the exercise was worthwhile whether or not my work is included in the book.

Still haven't photographed what I've gotten done in the studio. Maybe next week. I'm off to Philly tomorrow and then have to get the Christmas decorations packed away til next year. Always something to do. (And for that I'm grateful!!!)



Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what wonderful things will come to past!
Blessings to all,
Karen Anne


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