Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loving my little books....



I am very thankful for the talented artists like Stephanie Lee that pour so much of their passion and love of creating into their classes. She travels to teach at workshops but she also teaches online workshops. Which is great for people like me that cannot always travel. Workshops like these though,not only give you the push to be creative and the confidence to push past your boundaries but you meet others who are also in the experience with you and share, communicate and support. The talent and support and friendship taken out of these courses are always worth so much. It also helps to have such talented artists who are so giving and so passionate that they infect you with that enthusiasm and the drive to explore and create. Thank you Stephanie for giving us so much to take away from your class and for also being there to help us and to confide in us and to support us.

I started in 2007 to finally open my heart and release all the criticisms of others and just create. My love for wearable art became my passion making glass jewelry and sharing them with others who appreciate and love my work and fortunately enough hooking my husband into the passion as he learned to create beautiful glass beads. The doors then opened for me to finally explore my creative side. So little by little I gave myself the permission to learn how to draw, paint, take better pictures. In the midst of a busy "Mommy" and "Wife", I found myself craving for more "Me" time in the sense that if I didn't journal, or paint, or go for a spontaneous drive for photographs or created a new piece of jewelry I was going crazy. Not everyone around me understood that feeling, but its all good...I found my little spot where I could disappear to. :) Now as I take more and more workshops I have realized I need this in my life and will always find a way to make time for my learning and creating.

Here are the snippets of my experience of making my Handbook of Elements books from Stephanie Lee's online workshop.





























I hope you enjoyed the pictures. These are just the start. I am now hooked and ordered more metal sheets and adornments to make more of these little books. :)

Have a great Veteran's Day weekend. We are headed out to Lexington, KY for State Cross Country Races. :)

5 comments:

Susan Stevenson said...

I love your little books! They are so YOU! You have such an artistic imagination and are so good at translating that into beautiful pieces of art.

Nocturnal Rooster said...

Love your work Abby!

Kathleen Conard said...

I am so impressed these books! I took Stephanie's Handbook of Elements class, but I am just now getting started. I made my pages and am trying to get going on the cover. I am a little intimidated because everything about the process is new to me. I am so inspired by what you have done, though, and really want to get moving! I am a self-taught artist, too, so can really relate to what you have written in this post! Thank goodness for online classes.

Abigail's Creative Journey said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. It means a lot to me and gives me the extra push to keep on creating. :) Kathleen I was intimidated with the soldering part at first but then got the hang of it. I can't wait to see what you create. :) Thank you all for coming by and leaving such kind comments. :)

Kelley Miller said...

Hi Abby, I found you through a fellow Artist that just posted a comment on here, Kathleen. She and I have become friends through Kelly Rae Roberts E-course. She mentioned to me that you lived near me. It is so awesome to find another artist thats close by. Would love to meet you sometime and see your Beautiful Artwork. You can reach me at KelleyMillerArtworks@gmail.com Hope to hear from you soon :)