Friday, April 16, 2010

Venturing Out

Uncharted Waters – A Creative Journey; It seemed like the perfect title for this blog. Whenever I do art, it is an adventure. There is no telling where things will go even if I begin with a plan or direction. That might just be my short attention span, but I have finally learned to just go with the current. Mistakes are part of the process. In fact, that old saying about making lemonade out of lemons is true and if you happily embrace those lemons it can really be fun too.

One quote that really resonates with me comes from the wonderful book Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. They say, “The function of the overwhelming majority of your art work is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. Even the failed pieces are essential. You learn how to make your work by making your work.” Wow, that says it all. Keep making art.

Sometimes beginning is a bit scary, like writing this was, (did I mention I hate to write), but with each post I hope to have something to share about my work, (think photos) or techniques I’ve learned (think more photos) or just stuff to amuse you. Let me know what you think and thanks for visiting.


  1. Welcome to blog land Deborah. It is such a nice start you have made. I look forward to more.
    Love and hugs,

  2. Your out there! Way to go Deborah! Keep up the good work! Kelly

  3. Thanks Marie and Kelly for your encouraging words. You are the best.

  4. Hi Deb:
    I love your bracelet! Blogging is so new for me, but I'm happy for you that you were bold enough to start.
    Let's keep in touch.

  5. Hi Deb,

    Love your comfortable, warm style -- and your work.