Thursday, March 25, 2010

Savored & Lived


It starts quite simply really....
the idea oftentimes comes from a random pile in my studio...
a blur...
then all at once...

Inspiration!

inspiration

Then somehow my mood will take over...
for the most part my personality is calm and reserved however
there has always been a line of chaos in my life...
lava hidden underground if you will.
a fire in me...
Dare I say it?

Passion

"beloved its over" (now shall devoited be)

When I create all of me somehow surfaces, there is no room to hold back when I find myself fully engaged in the creative process. This engagement is after all the fuel that keeps me creating.
If my art has showed me only one thing about myself it would be that I want to be fully present in the moments of my life.

"beloved its over" (now shall devoited be)

Life is to be savored...
Life is to be lived...
I have found that as each year passes more layers are added.
we unfold into who we truly are.
Learning when to grow and when to let go is after all the same for both art and life.
Its all in the process!




A slide show view as it unfolds.

(published in the spring 2010 Art quilting studio)

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9 comments:

paperbird said...

Beautiful post- just a bit of what I am feeling as well.

Blue Green Arts said...

Lovely post! I feel the same way!

Renee Troy said...

So glad I stopped by. I loved what you shared.
xxoo

Marjorie Dawson said...

Your post was an inspiration to me! As is your latest book. Thank you for the hard work and wonderful pictures in it.

Marjorie

Diana said...

oooh! how your post spoke to me today, Ruth, thank you. Being present in every moment of our lives is so very important. Your piece is wonderful. So, thankful I was blessed to have met you at Adorn Me! Hope you are doing well.
Hugs
Diana

Shari Replogle said...

Lovely, and very beautifully said!
I read on your flickr pics that it was your birthday. Was it yesterday?
Happy Birthday Ruth!!!
Hope it was wonderful.
~Shari

Angie: said...

Wow! That's an amazing piece!!! I have only just started out thinkinbg about sewing into my work but it is amazing to see what is achievable!!! Manyt thanks for the inspiration!!

Ruth Rae said...

my blog this is a test

Lynn said...

I saw this in the magazine first! Love the video to see you making each part. Lovely creation. Came here via facebook/judy of redvelvet/...
Wonderful sewing machine find too!
I use a Viking Sapphire 830!
Happy Birthday!
I'll be back!