I like the way things go together when they don't go together but you put them together anyway. Striped bike shorts, a white lace skirt, red polka dot belt, multicolored sports bra, a lacy translucent top, and sports adventure sandals to finish it all off. I think of dressing in the morning as my first creative act everyday. Its a good way to exercise my imagination and express myself. And when I am out and about throughout the day, strangers often talk to me. It is like an invitation to a 10 second party. We exchange smiles, feel a momentary connection, and then go our separate ways.
This weekend my old friend Jane came to visit us in Cape May with her two teenage children, Lucy and Leo. I was thrilled that they wanted to make things in my studio and we spent a splendid afternoon together being creative. It was so wonderful to be in the company of children who can appreciate this kind of experience. Wouldn't it be great if all teenagers had access to supplies and a space like this to play in and express themselves? What a different world we would all live in!
It is the studio of my friend Annie who lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. We met online two years ago and have been keeping an art journal together ever since then. We usually send it back and forth to each other through the mail, but this time I visited her and got to pick it up in person! We spent many hours working on all sorts of projects together and talked nonstop about our lives, our passions, and our dreams. Here are some photos of a few of the pages in our journal.