Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Mind, And My Heart

You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart.
::: Gary Zukav :::

A lot of existing things have been coming my way, many amazing opportunity's seam as if they have gently floated down to me on a golden wing landing gently in my hands ~

(photo taken in Ohio 2007)

I had the treat of spending Thursday with Kelly, our day started over at Stampington ,
Jenny Dho treated us to a "show and tell" as she gave us a glimpse into her "art" and her creative process. She showed us upcoming publications and I was able to see so much art up close and personal, It always such a treat for me to hold someones art, to feel the path of an artist hands delight me the most!

(gift parcel)

It was hard to leave the stampington art wonderland but we had a deadline at hand as we had to complete all the major reversions of our book, and complete we did!
I am so thankful to have this part completed and out of our hands.

(photo taken in Ohio 2007)

I find myself in a place of "reality's and dreams" as I prepare for my trip to Ohio to film for quilting arts tv the reality of it is I have a lot of prep work to complete in the next 2 weeks!

but then there is this part of me that lives so much in a dream~

as I unearthed a box filled with both my fabric art and jewelry on Thursday
Jennie Dho ask me "what is your passion your true joy in your art?"
and I said:

("Where Spiritual Meets Physical")

But the true reality is that my dreams have once again transpired into something more~

I am pleased to announce that I will
soon start work on a new book, about my mixed media fabric art.

I still think its a dream as I have yet to allow it to be real.
but reality is that I will start work on my next book in February!

(taken in Ohio 2007)

Think beyond your present dreams,
to the dreams you will have once they've already come true.

And when you can clearly see that life and those dreams in your mind's eye; how confident you will walk and how proud you will feel--Start walking and feeling like that today.




Maija said...

I am so happy for you, Ruth!

daydreamstudios said...

Oh what fun it must have been to get a tour of Stampington! It looks like this is going to be a busy year for exciting.

Kelly Snelling said...

you are a superstar, shining girl! let the shiny shiny happy things rain down on you and enjoy all these blessings!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Your work is simply Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Cindy In Carolina said...

I'm not surprised one bit about the book with your fabric work. I LOVE your fabric art.........I check your blog everyday to see it. It makes me dream and allows me to escape to a more pleasing world. Thank you for that and I look forward to your books.

Judy said...

Another book - woohoo - congrats.

sallyt said...

Ruth, you are unique and special and consequently, so is your art! Congrats on another book!!! Yippee, it means I get to see more RuthArt! Your piece, "Where Spiritual Meets Physical" is incredible. I love your fabric and paper collages best of all. Hope more and more comes your way; you deserve it.
P.S. If I failed to welcome you to Art Pub Studios -- forgive me. I'm thrilled you are there with us.

Elaine Kerr said...

As one of the most productive, hard working and innovative fabric artists I know, you deserve all the success that comes you way — it looks really good on the 'new you'. <3

Judy Scott said...

this is wonderful news, congratulations Ruth, love Judy xx

Ruth Rae said...

Thank you all!
I am so excited about my next book!
and I am looking forward to getting stared on it.
your words of encouragement mean so much to me!

barbara burkard said...

your tag says it all...something must be held to fully understand...
when i received a prayer pillow from you in the was such a powerful feeling to see and hold it in person! just sheer beauty filled with your soul! can't wait for a new book!!! CONGRATS!