Thursday, March 7, 2013

The internal and eternal Creative Process

Hello lovelies,

Today I am forcing myself to write here again.  It seems that life happens so fast around me and I am the sort that dream and think up great ideas, test them in my mind and sometimes on paper or my laptop, research for hours while life swooshes past. It's like time stands still for me when I'm in this mode...this creative mode. In between, I read other blogs from other artist's and it seems that I am not unique in this experience.  Tooooooo many ideas and soooooo little time. 

In my last post I promised great new things on this blog..well, it may not be on the blog yet but its definitely in my head and hands as we speak. 

First off I have been creating cards throughout. Some for special occasions like valentines and some just for fun.  If you check my facebook page Art by Ansu, you will find images there.  I find it easier to post to Facebook as things happen than to create a blog post. It doesn't really give me the freedom of quick pic uploads. 

Here is a little card I designed for someone at hubby's work:

This girl is leaving her job, getting married and they were organizing a Madhatter's tea party for her.  So, incorporated all three things in the "book" card.  I digitally designed the card, printed it on plain white card stock and then glued the pages to each other. I included a little pocket with a card inside with a quote from Alice in Wonderland and then embellished it with little flowers on the front and washi tape. It has a layered look as I use a layering technique in Corel Draw. She loved her card so I'm told.

The other people commented that I should do weddings as I am good at this. Maybe someday I will. 

Then suddenly one of my friends in the UK announced that she was getting married! I volunteered to help and do her invites and such.  At the moment I am totally engrossed in the research process and design of the event...and she didn't even ask me to be. The fact that I am loving every minute of it and would do it for free says it all.  I should do this for a living as they say: Do what you love what you do.  I have been thinking about my art and how I could employ it to create an income for myself and others...this has occupied my thoughts for more than 5 years.  I really would like to take action now.  Just dreaming does not bring the bacon home.  There are so many ideas, but I love designing anything and everything. Combining interior decorating, decor design, function planning, graphic design and making people happy, would just be lovely.  I also have a couple of spiritual gifts that I would like to incorporate to the honour of God as He is the source of all this creativity.  So, as a Christian who believes we are living in the end times and Jesus will come for His bride soon, this would make sense and add purpose to my current existence: helping to prepare His bride, one little bride at a time.  How about that. I'm thinking of small budget weddings but in the small budget, I include amazing wonderful little blessings of God and His Word...He is after all the cornerstone of every marriage...well, He should be.  I have been praying that He would show me how to honour Him in this very crazy world of ours.  With economies unstable, leaders coming and going, technology taking over our brains, focusing on the beauty of life, the simple things of love and marriage and family...relationship...the very things we were created for, I think I could be an instrument to bring hope and happiness into the craziness of life as we know it.

Well, the internal and eternal creative process will continue but for now, I have spilled it over on to this page.

I don't know where I will begin but at the moment if my friend can humour my eagerness to help her with her wedding planning, I could test if I still have it.  The last wedding I did was 5 years own. 

Then finding new clients who would employ me, would be the challenge.  So, spread the word.

Small Chic and Rustic Events for the Romantic Soul..on a shoestring budget of course!

Buzzy bee buzzing off...