This year has been filled with adventure,
traveling, teaching, sharing, exploring,
meeting new friends and making art.
Always there is art.
When we travel, I love to photgraph old windows,
or the rivers when we pass them by.
Still,now the snow has covered
the mountains and our river landes,
and with our most recent winter storms
I've felt blue.
And so I call this post December Blue.
As the vibrant autumn ended,
ended too was my last workshop
of the year and all the work,
connections, joyous creativity
from my students
and this feedback that I had grown to love.
Now I am in a slower month,
a month to create just for myself,
a month to reflect,
and a month to grow inside.
December blues can be beautiful too.
Today I went to my Tai Chi class,
something I started several months ago.
There is something about
the beautiful movements
that is like dancing in slow motion,
Making me strong both physically
and in my heart and mind.
When I am at Tai Chi
I feel such a strong connection
to the world.
So many of the movements
symbolize to me drawing in
energy from the earth
and then giving it back.
I think so much about
what gifts I have to share,
and am thankful them, and even more for the gifts
that have been given to me.
I have had a new burst of interest
in my online, The Thread That Weaves,
and with this some incredible new students...
you can see there artwork and read their thoughts
Thank you so much Terry, Connie, and Cindy and all of my students for enriching my life and inspiring me!
Here are Terry's words about this workshop...
"I recently took an online class form Roxanne Stout- The Thread That Weaves. I was intrigued by her description and the thoughtful premise- what is the Thread that weaves through our art and our lives of that matter? I have made a lot of books before but this structure looked interesting and one that I may not have ever done on my own.
This class exceeded my hopes and expectations and turned out for me to be a real growing experience. Roxanne's teaching style is very warm and she has a way of encouraging you to make this your own. I felt totally at ease in contacting her with any questions and her feedback was helpful supportive and honest. I myself teach mixed media bookmaking workshops and so this was a treat to be the student.
What is so wonderful here is that not only is the book structure interesting but that you end the course with a completed artist book. The content of the book being of your own choosing. Roxanne also included videos of some of her artwork and some ideas for directions to take with your book. The instructional videos are well done and I liked that the written directions were included as well. I highly recommend taking this wonderful class."
And if you are looking for another workshop for the new year,that I am so excited to be a part of, check out this link!