Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Greetings 2008!

Happy New Year and Happy 3rd Birthday to handmaiden. When I started this journey, I had no concept of what a blog was or how many friends from all over the world I would make. Thank you all for the gifts you have given to handmaiden and to me.

Here's wishing that the creative light glows brightly in 2008....that there are always glimmers cooking in the back of your mind for new work....that your problems be small and your joys be great and that you never lose sight of the light within in you.

When doubt rises, keep the light in sight and keep focused on the pleasure of the process. Remember "mistakes" are only learning steps that lead you to a solution. Trust yourself and make art that is meaningful to you.

Savor every moment with friends, family and especially in the studio. How good it was to wake up to the possibilites of a new year.....celebrate the dawn not of just a new day but of a whole new year. My best to all y'all.

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Jeannie said...

Happy New Year and anniversary of Handmaiden. Thank you for opening my eyes to the creativity all around me and for sharing your creative process. Wishing you much joy, creativity, and fun in the new year. Love the lamp! Cheers.

carrie said...

Happy New Year. keep posting; I enjoy seeing what you have to say!