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Friday, January 11, 2013

Rusty

Hello My Friends!

I don't know why I'm having such a difficult time getting back into a routine after the Holidays.  I'm trying not to be too hard on myself or carry around guilt about unwritten posts and unfinished ( or even started, for that matter ) projects.
Perhaps easing into it all again is best for now.....like 2013 is a vast pool of possibilities...and I'm standing on the edge working up the momentum to dive in.....
I have a feeling that once I'm completely drenched in it, I'm not going to want to get out :)


There is a lot of excitement in the air and I've been giving some thought to a Word for the Year.  Other Bloggers and Creatives have been choosing a special word to help them focus on their goals ahead.  I've never felt that one was necessary in previous years, but this time, there has been one that has surfaced and presented itself on more than one occasion. 
...and when I ponder it....it feels right :)

My word is....Intuition.

I want to listen to it more, trust my inner whisperings and believe that there is a purpose and path I naturally know how to get to....if only I would get out of my own way.
I tend to worry too much about what others think I should be doing or overthink things to the point of procrastinating.  I want to take a little less head out of my decisions and put in more heart....more soul.

Something my soul has long wanted to do is take Art Classes.....I'm finally listening!
I will turn 40 in April and asked my Hubby to make my Christmas and Birthday presents be a big Art Conference in May.  My Mom and I signed up for 5 classes over 4 days.  I couldn't be more excited!!  Perhaps some of you are planning to be there?  Please let me know if you are....we could have lunch or dinner together if we're not in the same classes :)

You can find out all about it here :
Create Art Workshops

I'm also proud to say I finally finished a painting sitting on the sidelines.  Remember this fox on my desk back in October?

 
Well, here he is with his rusty coat on :)
 
 
He makes me want to do some more classic, simple animal portraits.
 
 
He is in my shop if there are any fox lovers out there :)
 
Well, My Dears....this post has felt really nice to write.....I think I just dipped my toe in and am finding the water just right :)
 
Love to you all,
Cameron

35 comments:

Caatje said...

Oh, I just adore that little fox! Lovely!

Diane said...

Good morning Cameron!

Oh sweet lady, That Fox is gorgeous!!! Love that picture :)

Your post was wonderful and I love your word "intuition" for this year.

I checked out your art workshop! Screammm!!! Looks like SO much fun!!!
I am so excited for you and your mom. What a wonderful gift :)

Hugs,
~Diane

NatashaMay said...

Oh wow! REally? 4 days of workshops! Sounds awesome! :) Oh, and i love your little foxy painting.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Happy New Year Cam! Excited for you on the workshop...what a great thing to do with your mom! Your fox turned out great...he seems to belong in a children's story book!

PS: Intuition is a GREAT word.

amy said...

Good for you! Art classes can be wonderful. I'm turning 40 this year too, in September. Let's say 1973 is an excellent vintage for creatives, shall we? ;)

Linda said...

This fox is beautiful..such an amazing expression, very well done.

I like your word for 2013 Intuition, very good. Mine is Direction. What do you think? It is something that we need to think about always.

Hope you have a wonderful time with your workshop. Great idea.

Fallingladies said...

I am right there with you, i think the longer one goes without posting the harder it seems to get to get back in... When i was posting regularly that's all i thought about, just needed a break but now it feels good to connect again, and hear about what i have been missing, like your wonderful fox....

my word this year will be focus!

Your art classes sound wonderful and exciting! I hope we get to see what you learn and create!

Karen Isaacson said...

Lovely to see you, Cam. That's so exciting that you're going to the create retreat!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I go through the same thing every January. Some might be the lack of routine during the holidays, lack of natural light, and trying to figure out where the art is headed in the New Year.
I know once I start, I'm fine!
Love your fox~~just delightful!

XXOO~~
Anne

Magic Love Crow said...

Go for it my friend! Do what makes you feel good and you will be happy! If we all worried about what other people thought, there would be no art in this world ;o) I love your fox! He is so special! He has a look in his eyes ;o)

WrightStuff said...

I love Mr Rusty Fox! Funnily enough, today I created a pinterest board called Rust. Great minds think alike...

http://pinterest.com/lisawright/rust/

Joyce van der Lely said...

Hi Hun, come join One Little House ! You'll love it and it's free to joi and there are free classes and groups and now that you are talking about more classical animal portraits etc. I'm certain you'll love http://onelittlehouse.ning.com/group/100-ish-paintings this group ! Exciting new that you are going to do a week of art immersion !!! (little jealous here).... xxxxxx

Joyce van der Lely said...

oh and love that fox, but you'd have known that already ;) hugzzz

Carmen said...

Mr fox is gorgeous!

So jealous for you and your Mum. That is something I'd love to do... Maybe one day when the youngest two are a bit older :-)

I have a word floating around in my head, I haven't blogged it but I tell people when they do posts like yours... Mine is "Dedication" it covers a whole host of things this year for me... Family, art, work... Everything, it just seems to fit.

Lovely post Cam:-)

Lynda said...

You sound just like me! I'm always caring too much what others think about me and I am known for overthinking things as well! I also put projects on the side and it takes me forever to get back to them. I LOVE your fox painting! You did an amazing job. Talk to you soon!:)

Magaly Guerrero said...

And if felt pretty nice to read, too. And I know all about rusty. I've been editing and revising and not writing anything new... I start again tomorrow. Let's see how it goes...

brandi said...

~i feel as if i have been rusty for the last few years and finally the flakes are starting to fall off...peeling back and exposing new layers that have lay hidden...may the days ahead be guided by your intuition that wants to take the forfront...allow it to wander and take you down path less traveled and expose you to wonderful new adventures to come forth in your life...lucky lady it sounds already...an art retreat will do wonders for your spirit i'm sure...ever so sweet is mr. fox...much love~

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy New Year! Hooray for the art class...I know you and your mom will have a great time. I signed up for a few online...hoping that this time I can keep up with it all. :) I simply LOVE your fox painting...LOVE. Did I say love...hee hee hee

Heather Henry said...

Cameron, I think we are kindreds. I just want to copy and paste this post to my blog, because it is completely how I have been feeling. I won't though, because that wouldn't be very nice to steal your words. But I totally relate. You are so inspiring, I love to see what you are creating and what amazing new bit of art you will find. You do and try so many things, my word for you is Brave!! I'm excited for you and your new year journey. I'm certain it will be grand and filled with magic and inspiration. Hooray for new beginnings.
Thanks for always inspiring! Hugs my friend and Happy New Year.
:)

Heather Henry said...

oh and p.s. I adore your little fox. Glorious!!!

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Fabulous canvas "Foxy Lady!" I understand exactly what you are saying about diving in...I am still dipping my toe in..I dont know what is holding me back..hmm
Creative hearts as yours will give the shove I need...♥Debi

Young at Heart said...

yes....a leap of faith......intuition is a great watch word!!

Manon said...

Yes listen to your soul, she knows all the right ways! Your fox is just wonderful I never fancied making any animals but you are a real inspiration. I am up for skyping soon, I have returned yet from another trip!
ManonX

trisha too said...

What a foxy fine fellow!

Good grief, Cam, I thought you were maybe thirty, you youthful thing--enjoy every last ounce of those art classes, you deserve it!

:)

Cynthia Landrie said...

I just love Rusty!

I like your word for the year. Mine is Balance and I would love it if you would paint something inspiring for me. I will be happy to pay you for it. Please email me and we can chat about it.

You are an inspiration to me. thanks for sharing.

Piarom said...

You should do more of this paintings, because it is really cool...looks so alive and I am sure, all viewers are foxlovers now ;)

Jess said...

I love the looser background, it goes so well with the fox!I've found it so hard to get back into painting after the long break but I know once I start properly it'l be fine. This is beautiful.xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The fox painting is wonderful, my friend. And you've made a great choice to take the classes you want. You'll learn so much and be inspired, too. When I'm around people that share my interests, I always want to do more! I'm off to look at your shop! Hugs!

Daniele Valois said...

Well, I absolutely love this fox and I think my daughters would as well. I may have to snag this one up!

Thank you for being happy I'm not dead!

Kristin said...

He's gorgeous Mama! AND YES, me too - I've found it difficult to get back to it all - but find that when I did this week, I was brimming - after almost a month of nothin' :)
LOVE that you are going to an art retreat - what a wonderful Mother's day gift too :) xoxo

Jennifer said...

So excited for you going and taking your art classes ;) And finishing up Mr. Fox. Who turned out fantastically! We must Skype again soon! I'm off on Fridays and Tuesdays!

Fran Traina said...

I love that fox! wow, his eyes!
So happy to hear about the conference I am definately going to check that link:) yay, you'll be joining the 40s club this year ;) I've been a member for a few years and you're going to love it! Lastly I like your word, intuition!powerful:) Have a great day, Fran Txo

Treehugger_31 said...

Beautiful! I feel like he's staring into my soul!!

Flutter Before You said...

Sounds like your off to a great start for the new year!I love how your fox turned out, so adorable! Have fun in May too, an art retreat will be so much fun for you and your mama.That's one of the things on my list of to do's this year. Take care :)

miruspeg said...

Hi Cam
I love your word of the year - Intuition! That word will really assist you on your journey for 2013.

It sounds like it is going to be an eventful year for you, oh the adventures you are going to have.

Rusty is gorgeous and I love the birds watching over him.

Keep shining my beautiful friend
Peggy ♥♥♥

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