Jul 31, 2010

Fine Tuning

I am fine tuning things. Not just art, things in general. I don't have much to show you, but am going about changing things in my Etsy, and in my work, and my house, inside myself. Little adjustments here and there.

This morning I finally cracked open my new copy of Somerset Studio. I had been saving it for a quiet relaxing few minutes so I could savor the Anahata Katkin feature. She has long been my idol, my role model. I was aware of her and her work just about a year before she rocketed to the forefront of the mixed media world. I nearly cried at the end of the article, as if it were written just for me, given my recent experiences.



I'll quote the article 'Her advice for artists and young entrepreneurs who would love to live the creative life: "It's easy to look at successful people and think their circumstances were different than yours. But they're not. Anyone who is doing what they love will tell you the same thing: Believe in what you are doing no matter what and follow only your own formula. Our success has been built on the fact that we march to the beat of our own drum and have never wavered from our original vision."'

I had recently wavered, for whatever reason, possibly greed. And I lost all connection to my original vision, my personal journey. It became business and my business became other people's business and all that that entails and I could no longer hear the beat of my own drum, let alone my inner voice. So thank you Anahata, wherever you are, for once again affirming for me what I momentarily lost sight of!

Speaking of vision, here's a rather unique one I've shown you before, but it's been awhile. Scott Wade and his Dirty Car Art I admire him so for working in such a temporary medium. It is really quite amazing.



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15 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I am glad you are finding your way back"home". Enjoy your week-end. Lorrie

The Painting Queen said...

Thank you for the link to this artist. I did not know who she was until I saw the name 'Papaya.' Oooo I have been purchasing her creations in fun and funky stores for awhile. Love her style...I guess because I get it too.

You are being fearless and that is the way! Yea for you! Looking forward to what you create!

PQ

Andrea said...

Marsha, Although I loved your kits, I'm so glad you are back on track. No one can truly do your art like you!! I absolutely LOVE the new header! I'm so glad to see you back!!

dani said...

beautiful, vivid new banner!!!
congratulations on the courage to make the changes you needed to.
glad i don't have to lose touch with you!!!
all the best...:)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I so love Anahata and that book is right beside my bed to read! The advice is priceless! Sweet Blessings to you this weekend and week!~Katie

Terri Kahrs said...

Welcome Back, Marsha!!! We kept a candle in the window for you!!! LOVE your new banner. Nice change.

I, too, loved Anahata's article, and read it for the 3rd this over my morning coffee. Words of wisdom for all of us! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Amy Knutkowski said...

I picked up that issue as well. It was SUCH an inspiring article!

Love, love, love your new banner! :-)

Sissy Sparrows said...

Thank you for sharing those inspiring words. I too feel like it just reinforces our objectives and goals towards our creative passions...sort of says, your going in the right direction.

Kathy said...

Oh, clap, clap, clap for you! You know, ya just never know if you're doing the right thing for you until...well...you DO IT! That wasn't for you, and you learned something. So, there you go (she says with her hands on her hips) and she's baaaaaaackkk.... Hooray! Didn't you just love this Somerset magazine?! I've followed Anahata for about 4 years also. Saw her stuff in a tiny place in Key West and fell in LURVE! - Glad you're doing well. Peace. Kathy

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Great new banner Marsha and Anahata is someone I've followed for years now too - wanted to take her workshop at an Art & Soul retreat but didn't get in, so cancelled going!!

muckypup said...

Love the new banner!

Outstanding Stranger said...

Well Marsha you know how I feel about you...You are a one of a kind ORIGINAL...I am glad you are back on track and I am amazed you took on all you did in a new venture after going through a family tragedy. Love and Hugs, Diane

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Thank you everybody!

Diane, I think you're on to something. Most people don't realize how close I was to my dad and that he was, next to my husband and kids, my North and South, East and West. He was a part of my daily life, a part of everything I did. I think I should have taken way more time than I did to try and deal with what I went through with him and deal with the hole in my heart. I hadn't thought of it that way until you said that.

roc said...

well look at you..."little drummer boy"! good for you to listen to your own sense of worth and morals. in today's world we don't often get to see that. i'm proud of you for honoring who you are. you will never be led astray when you listen to your heart...in the end you will be very glad you did. god bless you.

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