Part 2 of my studio photos from this morning - today's big project is to straighten up the studio and clear off my easel as I start watercolor painting classes on Monday. As I mentioned in the blog just before, below, whatever, my studio was featured in the A-gCa zine just out and I am so thrilled - but I want you to see that normally my studio is a work in progress or rather process.
Stash diet layout for SIS - the pitcher is a thriftstore find from last week. The journaling reads - this year I am ...going to focus on the little things.
"There are no little things. Little things are the hinges of the universe." - Fanny Fern
I found this quotation in Sarah Ban Breathnach's book Simple Abundance (a great book about living a creative and meaningful life) and have kept it in front of me in many different places - on the sailboat it was on the front of my journal, at work it was on a paper taped to my computer monitor and here in my studio it is up on my picture board. Sometimes you hear the comment that the devil is in the details but really I think it is God (whether male, female or both) that is in the details. When we see a baby don't we marvel at her tiny perfect fingers and toes, as children don't we examine a ladybug to see her tiny legs and spots, and as artists after the first vision of the piece, don't we then examine the details and discover the intricasies of the work. Isn't that one of the criteria for great art - that every time we look upon it, we see something new - and it isn't that the art is changing - it's us. We are different people from moment to moment, day to day, year to year.
Enough rambling - it's cold this morning and I'm going to make a pot of tea and begin cleaning and organizing the studio.