www.pinterest.com/CShepardArts/cshepardarts/ Tools for artists are fascinating to me. Especially with technology becoming more and more of a portal of opportunity for exploring...everything and anything. One way I cheerfully use the inter-webs is to ignite a spark of activity during my driest creative spells. I find February to be the most challenging to my artistic path's forward momentum. Out of all the months of the year, this is the one where i can get derailed the fastest. It's where I know I lose interest in the making of my art, due to the overwhelming amount of business details that seem to show up at this time of year. Everything from budgets to taxes to inventories all take t
In this liminal time, between winter and spring, there is an ancient holy day that recognizes a subtle shift in the natural rhythms. In the Celtic-Irish tradition, Imbolc means ewe's milk and was an important event for those who lived close to the land. Candlemas came later. Borrowed from the older traditions, the Roman Catholics needed a way for the peasants to connect with the new beliefs that were sweeping the country. Regardless of the names or whence they come, this holy day marks a time when the light is just beginning to increase, even as the ice and snow continue to make regular appearances. The days are slowly becoming brighter and warmer. There is still a long wait until sprin
Inspiration and creativity are splashing this page as the seasons shift.
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