Di Russell-Horn Creates Art from the Heart, Creativity for the Soul, and Tranquility for the Mind.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Come back Muse, I miss you

Artist block??? I always thought that if I had the time, I would have the creativity. This year has been a real challenge in my day to day life and little did I realize what an impact it would have on my art. There are days where I have an endless bounty of ideas, that I can't seem to get them in my sketchbook fast enough. Oddly enough, now that I have the time, I have the dreaded "block". I'm hoping that as time heals all wounds, it will bring my creativity back. So muse, if you are out there, I'm ready to be inspired again and open myself up to new and creative techniques.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What a retreat!

The best weekend of my year was over Columbus Day Weekend at Art Is.....2009 in Cromwell, CT. It was the most inviting, loving, welcoming event that I have ever attended, and I've been to a lot of retreats. There was a comaradery that I have never experienced before. It didn't matter where you were or if you were alone or with someone, you made friends as you went. And what fun friends I met!!! And the goodies!!! Well let's just say that every day had a surprise around the corner. The morning started with Journaling with Mrs Pom, which in itself was an experience. I did not have time in the morning to mediate as I usually do, but Mrs. Pom took care of that, it was a wonderful way to open the day and get your creative juices flowing.

The two most wonderful women were in charge and built Art Is....2009 in the last 3 years to an incredible event. They are Ellen and Sal and like no one you have ever met. Before I even got to CT. I felt like I had made two very good friends. Sal & Ellen treated me as if I had been a friend on theirs forever, it was hard not to fall in love with them and their never ending energy. I feel truly blessed to now have them and the rest of the ART Is...2009 family.

I simply cannot wait until 2010, for the Wickedly Good retreat. Make it a point to look into the website and come join us. You will be in the most creative, inspirational weekend of your life!