Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Heart of Art

Wow, I think I've blogged more this week than I have in any given month! I've made a promise to myself to be more of an active participant in life instead of quite so much of an observer. So much easier said than done with Facebook, Twitter, Ning groups, Blogs, CreatingTheHive ....whewwww! But, after the last blog party I've realized....again...what I know to be true but often forget: Art is addictive. Energy is catching. Surround yourself with the kind of people you want to be! Now all of a sudden I have the incredible urge to blog more, create more, and be submersed in Art...completely, not just as an observer. I also love taking photos, and take A LOT of them (again being the observer) but I'm not so good at posting them ha! Part of me worries people might think "wow she talks a lot, or blogs too much". That side argues with the other side that thinks "Look at how good all these people are at blogging regularly, and creating regularly". So...sometimes I might ramble and blog and stuff..then I'll be quiet....because it's harder to type when your hands are covered in paint or paperclay or...anywho..back to the point of this post!

I would like to introduce you to Tam. *Hi Tam*.

 I discovered her for the first time on her YouTube channel  while searching for painting tutorials and demos. She has the most charming accent, is absolutely fun, funny, happy, self positive artist! There is a very healing, nurturing way about her. She teaches art, and believing in yourself, and healing through art. I joined her Ning group awhile back ( http://willowing.ning.com ) and haven't had much time to participate, so I'm taking this opportunity to jump in with both feet . Tam has been so kind to offer a FREE workshop there called "The Heart of Art". She explains more about it on her YouTube channel (currently the most recent video).  Ning groups are also free to join, so hop on over and check it out! It seems to be a very warm supportive group of artists, eager to learn. Because despite how many times I hear people say "but I'm not creative/artistic"...I will say "Yes you are."  Are you a mother? Now tell me THAT'S not a brilliant creation! You made a human!  ;)  Art is everywhere..pass it on...



  1. Awwwwww Dear One, just blog for yourself. Don't worry about what *they* might think/say. We can never please everyone. So why not make the blogging part of our life smooth, by just pleasing ourselves? That's my motto.

    Well, most of the time!

    -sigh- I admit to wanting to tweak things, for my Dear Reader. [I try to write to one Dear Reader, because only one can be reading at once. Plus it shows that I have no delusions of having a "zillion" Readers, like some popular blogs do.]

    Mmmmm, see how that last, sounds? Tweaking! Because of what others will think! Oh wow! Do I ever have a long ways to go, to follow my own advice, hu? :-)

    Thinking it would be peaceful and wonderful, if every single blogger, did all her blogging, as feels best to her/him. :-)

    Gentle hugs...

  2. I REALLY love this blog post :) Your brain seems to talk to itself the way mine does. "You should blog more. You should be more active. You should be quiet"..lol :) I can totally relate to what you were saying about having a hard time keeping up with all the different social networking options. I do too. One of the things I did to help was link my Facebook to my Twitter account so that way when I post on one, it automatically posts to the other. That might help you a bit :) I love Tam too! I love watching her videos because shes so sweet and always does something that makes me laugh. Anyway, my brain is telling me I am talking too much so I'm off to go visit Tams ning. Have a good night! Oh, and thanks for visiting my Practical Magic Party! :)

  3. Oh I just found out about this wonderful event today and I see you've posted about it too! An unbelievably generous soul is Willowing!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog and happy to have found yours!

  4. I heart anything with heart and art in it. :D
    I am going to mosey on over and be inspired! :D
    Thank you for the link (and the honesty)!


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