Monday, August 20, 2012

You Never Know

I was interviewed today by Joy Davis of the Naperville Sun newspaper about my blog. Of course, she had my heart when she said at the door, "It looks like an artist lives here." It was my art journal that caught her attention and made her want to interview me. She's been making art journals for a number of years. I always find it interesting what speaks to people.

It is a beautiful day so I suggested we sit outside. The wind came up which made the acorns fall onto the table. Do you know that it takes an oak tree two years to grow an acorn? Thankfully the much needed rain held off until we were finished.

journal page ready for words and more art
She asked me if creating the art journal meant I was going in a different direction. For me, it's just a continuation of the journey. I do think having an art journal will continue to be a part of my life. It's just too much fun. However, I don't think I could ever give up working with cloth or making quilts.  I just want to be open and free to explore other art forms. One seed can start a garden. One smile can lift a spirit. One candle can light a room. One conversation can start a friendship. One piece of art can heal. Making art feeds a need in me that I cannot explain in words. I bet you understand.  Anyway, when my interview is post on their website, I'll let you know. Joy only has 300 words so it will be interesting to see what ends up in her article from our conversation. Thanks Joy for making my day!


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    1. Karen, sounds like it was wonderful day, can't wait to read the article.



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