|Tabs for my 2016 Art Journal|
Pull of the Tides has been on hiatus as a blog for some time now. That is because I am spending my creativity in ways other than writing these days. Namely, I have been making a lot of two-dimensional art on paper and taking tons of photographs.
My intention is to keep Pull of the Tides right here, where it is, while I pursue other avenues of creativity. I may ultimately come back to writing again. For the moment, I find that several microblogging apps suit my purpose, most especially Instagram.
To keep up with me on Instagram, browse here to my ~runningwave~ feed.
While I've been away, I have been taking some amazing art classes both online and in person. I have attended several artists events, visited galleries, and chatted with artists virtually and in the real world. Staying connected to creative communities is very important to me.
|Beginning a new journal spread with stencils and ink.|
|A beautiful background created during Seth Apter's Brick By Brick workshop|
Most importantly, I have found that many like-minded souls are out there in the vast wildness of the Internet. Places like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Wattpad, and other spaces make it possible for me to interact with people who share my ideas, humor, passions, and proclivities. It's truly making my life more rich to have connections with a larger creative world.
|One of several maps that I made during a week-long workshop with Jill K. Berry on Whidbey Island, WA|
Thanks especially to the following creative people who have been my art instructors this year:
Laura Hummel, mixed media artist, Maryland, USA and teacher at the Queen's Ink
|Flower of Life Mandala inspired by Julie Gibbons's Five Days Mandala Magic course|
I have a lot planned for 2016, and those artistic pursuits have taken on very specific form. I may not be sharing a lot in written form as I develop these ideas, but I am sure to give you sneak peeks if you follow my Instagram feed regularly.