Saturday, April 22, 2006

My Muse

This dashboard hula girl lives in my studio, watching over all of the creative processes that take place. She is probably older than I am, but still in great shape for her age. She has broken off several times at the ankles, about 4 times since I've had her, and probably a few other times previous, before my mom passed her on to me. As I was flying out the door to my last art show, I haphazardly grabbed her off the windowsill and she bounced on the table and her legs broke off again. I was momentarily horrified and my mind immediately thought of what kind of omen this might be. Nonetheless, stuffed into my bag with no feet to stand on, this little girl still brought me good luck.

So, I thought it would be appropriate that she should be with me as I venture into this creative process of blogging. A few short months ago, I stumbled into this world and was immediately captivated by the kindness, support, and creative positive energy that is swirling about, this way and that. Just what I was looking for, but in a surprising format. I asked the Universe for some supportive friends and opened myself up to welcome what might come. Ta-da! Plus, I recently have joined an Artist's Way group here in my area where other supportive friendships are blooming as well.

I feel like a puppy, with a gangly unsure gait, searching for words, not yet ready to bound about, letting my thoughts run free. But curious all the while. (We just got a puppy, hence the simile).

So here I am. I proudly join the bloggie sisterhood and in the words of my 3 year-old wild child, "Yippooo!!"

Also, before I forget, Happy Earth Day! Go out and plant something, feel the earth between your fingers and toes. Hug a tree and then draw it. Take deep breaths and let her know you love her!


  1. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Welcome! I can tell you are going to have a lot to say, and that's wonderful. :) I just started blogging myself a few months ago, and let me tell you...this is going to bring you forth in new and unexpected directions, absolutely.

  2. I had a Hula-dude in the back of my car. My dog ate his grass skirt. He looked too weird with the only a spring for legs. After a couple of days. I tried to pry him off. He was well stuck on. I pulled and pulled. Eventually his ceramic torso broke off in my palm. I got a nasty bloody gash. I miss him.
    I think the hula-girls have all the luck.


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