It started here...many years ago,in the light of the moon.
The Journey by Mary Oliver
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice
though the whole
house began to tremble
and you felt the old tug at your
ankles.."Mend my life!"each voice cried.But you didn't stop.You
knew what you had to do,though the wind pried with its stiff
fingers at the very foundations,
though their melancholy was
terrible.It was already late enough, and a wild night,and the road
full of fallen branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left
their voices behind,
the stars began to burn through the sheets of
clouds,and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your
own,that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the
world,determined to do the only thing you could do, determined to
save the only life you could save.
I had to be begin,even with the fear. I had to slowly spread my wings and see where the wind would carry me...
...and even though I was afraid,and I continue to be afraid, I am still dedicated to following what my heart tells me.
So I create
My art room is small and it's jam packed with everything I love.
I'll admit,I have often imagined a huge workshop with tons of space and light.
But since I started years ago,working from my dining room table
I feel blessed to now have this small happy place I call my studio.
I was recently asked about space...
So I thought I'd take you along for a little tour...
This is where I normally sit and work on some jewelry..
It's a bit cramped,but it's nice having all my tools within arms reach...
This is where I sew...my favorite spot because I love having the window open and listening to the pool fountain and bird music outside..
I wish you could see my beautiful Underwood Typewriter on the left...it's covered with some vintage photos so it's hard to see...
On the other wall I have my counter...full of paints and glues and paper and kits and artbits...geez..when did I gather so much stuff...
Can you see the lovely Artbits from Paper Whimsy...oh dear..I'm in love with her wood goodies...
Now can you tell what my favorite tool is by looking at these photos?
The label maker.
I label everything..
even found this old photo of Wolfie...
Hubby says I have a problem..
I don't know what he's talking about.
Cat Kerr is a mixed media artist that lives in Central Florida with her husband and two children.Her work has been featured in numerous Stampington publications.She teaches on-line and at national retreats around the country.To inquire about her work,shops and teaching schedule she can be reached at email@example.com