Summertime

  Summer is the perfect time to channel your creativity and try something new! Join me in Frederick, Md. July 15 to create a fun adornment for your garden or indoor plant in a craft party hosted by The Muse. Click on the photo to register. Space is limited! 

 

Summer is the perfect time to channel your creativity and try something new! Join me in Frederick, Md. July 15 to create a fun adornment for your garden or indoor plant in a craft party hosted by The Muse. Click on the photo to register. Space is limited! 

Yesterday was the longest day of the year. And even though that means the daylight will now incrementally begin to dwindle, it’s just the beginning of my favorite season! I am energized by the warm sun, lingering daylight and freedom of schedule this time of year invites. I absolutely experience a creative surge this time of year in my clay studio and daily living. I wake up early and stay up later. Time seems generous. So I try to stay open-minded to new ideas and ‘ride the wave’ while it lasts. 

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Do either of these photos evoke any summertime recollections for you? One of my favorite memories of summer is going to our neighborhood playground. The county provided counselors to organize daily activities for the kids that lived nearby. You could drop in anytime. Two of my favorites were playing 'carroms' and arts and crafts projects like a 'gimp key chain.' Summertime meant no shoes (we walked barefoot everywhere), no set schedule and tons of freedom to create our own fun.

 

This 'splash' pool-themed totem is part of a series I've created for a private backyard in Virginia.

This 'splash' pool-themed totem is part of a series I've created for a private backyard in Virginia.

I had fun repurposing these grill utensils in to a flower shape for a BBQ-themed totem for the project.  

I had fun repurposing these grill utensils in to a flower shape for a BBQ-themed totem for the project.

 

It's summertime! Enjoy a break in your schedule. Get outside and play a little. And tap in to your own creative juices. I bet they are flowing in you now too!