Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Everyday Objects: Milk Jug

As August slowly moves along, so do my attempts at this months Sketchbook Challenge theme "Everyday Objects".  I must admit I was nervous about this theme to begin with, but now I am finding it loads of fun.  I don't do objects very often, they always turn out 'wonky' in my eyes. But this time I decided to push myself and try to apply my own style to everyday objects. I've been enjoying the August challenge immensely as a result.

This is a picture of my big colorful milk jug that sits on one of the shelves in my kitchen.  I bought it years ago in a clearance sale and just love it.  It was the color that totally captured me, there was a matching salad bowl which I didn't get, but now I wish I'd picked that us as well. I have a rather small but meaningful collection of colorful ceramic pieces in my kitchen, just little things that I've picked up on my various travels.  They brighten up the room and its amazing how many people comment on them.

By the way, I want to thank everyone who has been leaving comments on this blog and also on Facebook.  I'm overwhelmed by the warmth and encouragement I have been receiving. Your generosity and kindness is very much valued.  I've had quite a lot of requests for workshops, which I'd like to say have been on my agenda for sometime.  I'm in the process of putting together a couple of one day live workshops that I'll likely be be running in the Cedar Falls and Iowa City areas sometime in the new year. These include 'Breaking the Rules of Watercolor', 'Art Journaling Life", and "Spectrum's of Color".

I also run a program called "The Wisdom Circle" which is storytelling followed by creative journaling and mandala making. It's an intimate program of stories, myths, and folklore that seek to connect our everyday experiences as women with our creative souls, and then capture them all within the endless circles of mandalas. I am yet to schedule the next program but it will likely be in the new year.  If you are interested in any of these workshops in Iowa, or would like to host them in your area, please feel free to comment on this blog, or email me directly at diondior4@gmail.com

Thanks or checking in. xx