beginning again...

So, yeah... up until the last couple of months, it had been quite awhile since I'd drawn much... or painted, sculpted, etc.; all of which I love(d) to do, and once-upon-a-time in a previous life, did quite a bit of. However, lately I have been inspired on quite a few levels by my talented children, personal circumstances, and an insatiable desire to get back to it (yes, I dream of painting), with the final catalyst having been this great art class/workshop I'm now going through with my kiddos. Somehow, having the step-by-step structure of it has helped me to put all inhibitions aside and just. begin. again.
warming up...

Where better to start than with contour drawings... 
Lines, my favorite!
After a long hiatus of many years away... 
it feels good to be creating this way again.

To see more of my work from this workshop so far, along with some from my kids (and even some contour drawings by Chris), click here.

artistic aspirations=soul breathing

Welcome to my new *art blog*! After years of inspired dreaming, traveling, sifting and shifting, I am finally picking up my pencils, charcoal, and brushes again... it is time.
I have always loved words... and art in general. This blog here will be a compilation of both; a place to share my creative endeavors as I'm beginning again at creating art! I hope that you'll join me and enjoy these artistic aspirations of mine... what feels to me very much like soul breathing.
aspiration [ˌæspɪˈreɪʃən]
1. strong desire to achieve something, such as success
2. the aim of such desire
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Physiology)
a.  the act of breathing
b.  a breath
4. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) Phonetics
a.  the pronunciation of a stop with an audible and forceful release of breath
b.  the friction of the released breath
c.  an aspirated consonant
5. (Medicine) removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction
6. (Medicine) Med
a.  the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body
b.  the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction
aspiratory  [əˈspaɪrətərɪ -trɪ ˈæspɪrətərɪ -trɪ] adj