Sunday, September 27, 2009

A day at the fair

Yesterday I spent the day with my two daughters working a local art show here in Kitty Hawk. Its always a fun time with entertainment and good food and nice people.

I have posted three photos of my booth, the last one contains one of my visitors a local pirate.

As you will see I do many things, the back wall contains many but not all of my art quilts, then in the front of that is the jewelry I make...and to the right of that is some more jewelry and other art work I do, to the left is my seaglass jewelry surrounded by some of my photographs that my youngest daughter surprised me by getting enlarged and framed to sell. I will post some photos of my newest work tomorrow when I get them taken.

Then there is a picture of my fabric postcards that I make to sell, and I did sell a few most people have never seen them before but really thought they were cool and what a great idea, to send art in the mail.

but the most unusal thing that happened was Feline Hope our local no kill kitty shelter was set up across from us...and my daughter who has been bugging me for a kitten or puppy kept bugging me. I kept saying no , we already have 3 cats and dog, they brought in some gorgeous fuzzy gray babies(like maine coons) and well Gezabel(jezebelle, but we always have to have our own spelling) just said she had to come home...and she did .. I will post a pic later ...My daughter and I are very happy to welcome her...She joins Sniglet, Stuart and Missy Moo.

Have a great day and blessings to all of you as we go into Fall a season of abundance and harvest...Harvest well and prepare for the season to come but enjoy and give thanks.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Imagination...part of nuturing creativity

Imagination 1. the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
2. the action or process of forming such images or concepts.
3. the faculty of producing ideal creations consistent with reality, as in literature, as distinct from the power of creating illustrative or decorative imagery. Compare fancy (def. 2).
4. the product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.
5. ability to face and resolve difficulties; resourcefulness: a job that requires imagination.
6. Psychology. the power of reproducing images stored in the memory under the suggestion of associated images (reproductive imagination) or of recombining former experiences in the creation of new images directed at a specific goal or aiding in the solution of problems (creative imagination).
7. (in Kantian epistemology) synthesis of data from the sensory manifold into objects by means of the categories.
8. Archaic. a plan, scheme, or plot.

I decided to post the dictionary meaning ...and I highlighted the two that mean the most in the art world and to artists...but also to people in general...alas if only they would get it.

4. the product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.

I love this ....and why ...because it tells us ultimately there are absolutely no boundaries. It means we can take our creativity to levels that surpass what we were taught. That is why so many artists have difficulty in real life, our brains are wired to go against the norm ...and if we allow ourselves to take yellow, purple and orange fabric and design a giant bird sculpture that makes us is not baseless??? it is based on the essence of our soul. But I like the meaning because people who NEED permission to experiment and think outside the box sometimes need that in a formal manner. Hence written down.. its the rest of us who mothers told us not to go outside in our fancy Easter dress and play who ended up making mud pies while in that dress because it had rained the night before and well it was just there so we had too. despite the repercussions.

Don't create in perfection... nothing is shouldn't strive for perfection because all it does is hinder your imagination. Let your soul dance in whatever medium you love... When I first started taking pictures from my little 110 camera to my argus my pentax and even today with my digital .. I have always loved taking pictures of things and shapes and textures. I have pics of old trees...or flowers or just my mountains .. I love my mountains. But I don't attempt to take pictures anyone but me would approve of in real sense. And I love them ...

examples of those are on the last two blogs....

So Imagine everything and fear nothing, let your soul have control and you will be magnificient.


1300–50; ME < L imāginātiōn- (s. of imāginātiō) fancy, equiv. to imāgināt(us) ptp. of imāginārī to imagine (imāgin-, s. of imāgō image + -ātus -ate 1 ) + -iōn- -ion

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nuturing Creativity Part two......

There is another level to creativity that the school systems have chosen to ignore for the most part around here ...when they cut the art class funding and said it was not a functional or necessary class...

But they were wrong and are wrong...Art instills a complex thinking process you cannot acquire from any other class. It teaches you that you can take red and yellow paint and make what else can you mix to make what???

the teacher gives them a sheet of paper and crayons ( love the smell of new crayolas) and tells them to draw the world ...some will draw a house with a cat and a dog and their family....that is their world. But some will draw space ships and stars and aliens things that don't exist in our realm ...but does in theirs. but both have unleashed their imagination the most powerful gift we are given allows us to do so much ...Imagine where this world would be if there was no imagination...we would still be in caves...eating raw dinosaur ....but no someone had to invent the wheel , and someone saw a spark and knew it could cook food or do something great. So those art classes give the kids the chance to learn how to problem solve using the imagination they nurture and build...and that with all the other stuff they learn puts them in a place in this world that they can do anything.

We take pieces of functional fabric meant for clothing or traditional quilts and paint with them creating a piece of art that absorbs your soul when you look at it...

Have a day full of imagination''

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Nuturing Creativity

This started as a simple request on Quiltart a group I belong too and took off so I want to share it here...the writer just takes control of me now like the artist.

Nurturing creativity

I was one who was born and when I was 4 years old my dad (I think he probably would have started earlier) started me painting and drawing I am not talking stick figures, but still lifes and animals and then later cartoon characters...every year I got Art supplies...and then as it my life progressed It was just always there. My Nanna spent one year making those placemats out of sequen waste and Aunt Lydia's rug yarn...where you wove the yarn in and out and then stitched the pieces together,

or spray painting mayonaise jars and other jars we saved then while they were wet we would roll them in Silver glitter. We made them for gifts and to give flowers away to people who needed a day of smiles.

.and then at age 10 I discovered fabric and beads and jewelry, My other Nanna bought old pieces at tag sales so you see I didn't stand a chance, and omgoodness a sewing machine, my mom's 1956 singer she had gotten for a wedding present that year...what a miraculous machine I could take one piece of fabric and another piece and this machine would stitch it together...and I could make things,,,like stuffies or teddy bears or pillows., whatever, I never did get good at clothes..not adult clothes , I made all of my chidren's christening gowns.

I went on to be a student teacher at age 13 for a summer,,,with a fabulous art teacher and she could make anyone's blossom of creativity bloom and that is me now I love teaching people they can be creative.

High school led to taking carpet remnants and cutting them in pieces and created a 4 x 8 foot landscape mural for the entrance of the High school...they picked me they knew I was crazy enough to do it and so I picked 3 friends and dragged them into that craziness but it turned out great...I also took every art class I could ...but some of my art teachers were different and wanted me to stick to the rules ...have you ever heard of anything so silly ...rules in art...A real artist (my opinion) pays no attention to rules just like the mural made out of rug scraps.

So you see I never stood a chance not only do I have to create I have to drag everyone else I can kicking and screaming into letting their blossom of creativity to bloom and never look back. That is why I loved my bead store I could teach people to do that and I miss it...but now I have a dream to go bigger ...a art school where you can go and let that happen no matter who you are or the $$$ you have.

Wow sorry ...but you can see my heart took over...So Just create or make whatever let your heart and soul guide you

Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)

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Hobbsville, North Carolina, United States
Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time