Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy New Year

Hello... am i really blogging again? Has it really been 6 months?

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I sincerely hope that this will be a great year for you all in many ways.

I can't really explain my absence except that one day picking up a paintbrush or stamp felt like a heart heavy with dread. I couldn't. I had to do nothing, express nothing.. I hadn't meant to withdraw myself so completely, it just happened that way.

I had my first play day in 6 months with Dawn today and I was surprised to find myself enjoying creating a stampscapes scene. Dawn brought some stampboards and we had a little play of miniture art... What we did was stamp some images and sponged on some inks, and then using a blade scratched the stampboard surface. This revealed the white underneath. I am totally sold by the whole concept and can't wait to get some larger stampboards for stampscapes scenery..

Dawn also made me the loveliest orange sparkly doll with wild hair... i would so like to post a picture of it here but as it is part of a swap she is doing, i think we will just have to wait until the time is right ;o) Thank you so much Dawnie.
When I am able, I shall..
when I am unable, what can I do
but wait
for me to return
to myself


kelsey said...

Good to have you back again Sulea. Look forward to seeing what you'll do but hey, no pressure, like "BWO" means Blogging Without Obligation, so "CWO" should mean Creating Without Obligation!!! lol

Julie H said...

That stampboard piece is wonderful! So glad you had a nice time with Dawn, I know she enjoyed it too.

Sulea said...

BWO....... I like that!!! Thanks Kelsey! :o

Dot said...

So happy to see you back Sulea and I am glad you took the time out you needed. I liked Kelsey's comment about Creating without Obligation. That's a good one.

Love the stampboard piece. Just gorgeous Sulea!

Dot said...

P.S Can't wait to see the Orange doll Dawnie made for you!

Ev said...

glad to see you back in the land of the creating...I do love the stampscape, it has a nice dreamy quality to it.

Ursula Clamer said...

Happy New Year to you too. I am so glad to see that you are back, I missed seeing your amazing art. I think that it is important to honour ourselves and take time out when we need to, well done to you for doing so.... One step at a time! Ux

Xanapan said...

Happy New Year Sulea, lovely to see you online again. We've all missed you.
Hugs, Christina