Patti Edmon Altered Attic

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wow, I've been so caught up in One World One Heart that I've neglected to post; no one may have noticed, but as a former writer of fiction (avocation) and non-fiction (vocation) I certainly sense the lapse. The forming of thoughts, selecting words for both meaning and inflection, the editing... I suppose the point is that it's a lifelong habit and still a very necessary part of my new existence - unable to work at the company I founded in 1990, instead focusing on my passion for art.

Almost as often as I've gotten generous, thoughtful comments about the art photos I've posted, mention has been made of my writing. It has inspired, informed or just resonated with another who is paddling whatever boat I'm in at the time. Lately, I have been wallowing in a creative funk. I did not recognize it as a gestation period, a hovering, waiting for the way to become clear. I was nearly frantic after a couple of weeks of either not producing or resisting the temptation to use my substrate for insulation. Then the words of art angel friends conveyed the importance of the lull, the internal quiet that is really only a buffer for the loud, abstract groan of the wheels turning, forward motion.




Again, it might not be noticeable to anyone else, but as I've worked at the table I've felt different, a kind of "yes!" confidence that my art career isn't over, just evolving. So I'm happily creating again, having silenced my monkey mind to achieve a state of flow, the intuitive piecing together of color, texture, word.



OWOH has accomplished its mission and it's only February 4th. I've exchanged comments and met dozens of bloggers, found artists whose work will continue to be an inspiration and realized that, in spite of all the negative, problematic evils of the world, there is one constant heart beating, echoing across the globe that reminds me why every day is truly a blessing.

The first journal is actually a mini composition notebook - it measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" while the one below is a 5" x 7" spiral bound. I must have neglected to size the images correctly when scanning or saving in Photoshop. You get the idea:) Happy creating and enjoy the remainder of OWOH. Oh, and thanks for reading!

20 comments:

lynne h said...

oh i love, love these, patti! they just sing! the colors, the texture!

thank you for the eye smiles. : )

xo

Debby said...

Great post, your art is looking very good. I know the feeling of ignoring our blogs..whew..it is exhausting on the magic carpet ride..hehehe.
debby

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La Dolce Vita said...

I missed YOU! glad you are back and you are evolving ... and that is sooo good! xo

Karin Bartimole said...

Nicely done Patti! really love your new pieces - and I can definitely see a shift - especially in the second one, to my eye anyway :) I love it! So glad you are feeling your footing and strength as the artist creative that you are. xoxoxoxoxox! Karin

Marie-Aimée said...

oh !!! I love colors, textures

quiltchick said...

Love both of these Patti, the angel one especially.

Jill Zaheer said...

Whether it's expression through your beautifully flowing writing- or with colors,textures, designs on paper-collage and/or your journals,your thoughts expressed through any medium are important gifts through which you are able to share your energies, ideas and emotions in such creative and wonderful ways... and for that, everyone, including you- is gifted!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous colors and textures!
we have a rusty angel in our garden that your angel reminds me of ... yours has such a pretty halo and gorgeous surroundings :)
Have a great weekend Patti!
oxo

bookaddict4real said...

I can definitely relate to being in
a funk (scrapaddict4sure.com is the other blog) So I see I am not the only one that has to deal with my thoughts before I make something
sometime. I was very attracted to the gold in this piece. Keep up the good work!

Antonella said...

what a wonderful giveaway, love your journal... when you get a chance stop by #234 on the magic carpet.
Hugs, antonella :-)
www.quilling.blogspot.com

Marie S said...

Beautiful pieces Patti.
Thank you so much for stopping by and gook luck to you.
I am Marie OWOH # 907.

Debrina said...

Yep - I know the feeling Patti. That lull in output is really an incubating time. I'm glad you had the lull, you have created the most beautiful journals as a result!

Hels said...

Gorgeous art..please count me in on your giveaway :O)) I am # 11 on the Magic Carpet ... Hels x

geni said...

Hi Patti,
Love this event and your blog!
Nice of you to visit my OWOH blog (#7) at Loose Ends!
Thank you for the chance to become a happy owner of your giveaway.
Smiles from the Netherlands!

angelandspot said...

Those are so beautiful in such lovely bright colors.

B.Held said...

Fantastic use of colors and light. They are exquisitely beautiful.

alteredbits said...

what a wonderful, wonderful post! i adore all that you have said to us, and shown us. owoh HAS been a busy-making thing, hasn't it!! phew! it's fantastically fun though. :)

layers said...

I love collage and textures and layers and your collages are wonderful.
thank you for stopping by my blog.
donna

whitney-anne said...

I quite understand the strange haitus before another creative bubble bursts and how satisfying to see it through.
Send me your address - you won the little notebooks from my blog giveaway.

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