My He(ART)-Full Life

Friday, February 11, 2011

inspiring me ...

*this luscious book on Modern Indian art called the Flamed Mosaic...stunning, amazing, inspiring! + my brass Buddha...always reminding me to be...present

* my beautiful baby girl-I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She inspires me to be a better every choice, in every moment. I don't always live up to my expectations but...I try, I try, I try

* Just picked up the current issue of Artful Blogging...dripping with ideas, heart and eye candy!

* unpacking my art supplies...jewel-toned colors, old paintbrushes, jars of paint and inks...set my heart racing!

*best of all..Tara and I collaborated on  a painting just yesterday!! She teaches me so much-to be in the moment and let loose, to have fun and make a happy mess! To be joyful in the creating. The most difficult part of our art time...putting the paints away!! She's such  a great artist-I am going to frame this for her nursery.
What's inspiring you lately?


scrapwordsmom said...

First of all...I have been busy and have not stopped by for a few posts so I have some catching up to do!!:)

Okay. I LOVE this post. Truly!! Tare is such a sweetie. Such a smile. And her paiting? LOVE IT!! Brings back so many memories of my Em at that age. Oh, yes DO frame it. You will always cherish it and these precious times. Don't let any of them slip by!!!!!

Love your paints and that giddy feeling you get, I get it, too!!

Happy Weekend, friend!

ArtPropelled said...

Tara looks just like you in this photo Soraya. Beautiful indeed! Loving the creative buzz in this post. Glorious colours and inspiration. What is inspiring me lately? ....Interiors by Axel Vervoordt. Have a look at my FaceBook page.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet soraya, this is soo inspiring and tara is soo beautiful!! That collaboration painting looks gorgeous! So happy to be back here after my holidays! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh that sweet child of yours is the cutest thing on two legs. So, so beautiful!

patty said...

First of all, that photo of the beautiful Tara in her sweet sundress is oh-so-precious! And painting with you... perfect. It must be so thrilling to finally unpack your art supplies. Oh, I have that copy of Artful Blogging and see that I have 4 friends in there, 3 that I know and have met personally!! How exciting!!! Just the presence of my studio is inspiring me, but they are still working on the patio and I haven't been able to even set foot in there lately. Just a tad frustrating.... (gonna have to finish up TODAY!)

My Fashion Dolly said...

Those are great inspirations! By the way, your daughter is adorable! Xoxo ♥

Rocio R.

eva diva said...

Tara looks absolutely stunning, so so so beautiful in that pink sundress. and she has your eyes, seems wise beyond her age! It must be amazing to be painting with your little girl, engrossed in that process of co-creating something together!

Have been away for holiday, and saw I've some catching up to do! Sending love to you and your family!

Kelly said...

Hey you! I'm so happy you're digging into you paints again. Tara is just about the cutest thing ever! We need some of that sunshine and warm weather here. Could you send me some please? :)