Friday, January 9, 2015


as anyone who has read my blogs know I have a love/hate relationship with all things social media!!!  
I understand it's perks but I am very suspicious of the black hole of time is can be and how social media fans the flames of comparison and create even more internal strive.

'studio light . . . ' vlf©2015

and I am totally addicted to Pinterest (I swear it is my crack cocaine)!!! 

just a fraction of my boards . . .  click here to see them all

I have always LOVED blogging, this blog was my first foray into the 'social' cyber-world!!  

And now I see that my Art & Inspiration page on FaceBook has almost 400 followers!!! 
'guppy . . . ' #fromthelandofdragons ©2014
That is cool!!! 
So thank you all for the 'likes'!! That is one of the perks of social media, these venues bring like minded people together.  The people who like my FB page are interested in the going-ons of my studio and my work. That is a wonderful, wonderful gift to an artist!!! 

thank you and peace . . . .

Friday, January 2, 2015

the two sides of procrastination . . . .

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably
the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” Jessica Hische
'always beginning . . .'  © v.fitzgerald 2015
if the above quote is true then i am supposed to be creating for the rest of my life!!! 
'no nitrates added . . . ' made while cooking breakfast for the girls.
and they wondering why there meals take so long!!!!
I am the queen of 'productive procrastination'!!!! 
but if we factor in what ms. Hische says, then maybe my procrastination has 
been some much needed research for where to put my time and energy, especially now$$

And as not to procrastinate even more with a lengthy post
 (i have other places that i need to be) . . .
here is a quick visual tour of what i have been doing instead of my paying gig!!! :D

first, a quick doodle turned into an entire day affair - working on 
hand-lettering and experimenting in photoshop (and loving it!!!!)!!
and voila at midnight last night i finished 'always beginning . . .'
'winter wonderland ball gown . . . ' #faeriecouture #scruffywalk
then there is my ongoing and omnipresent obsession with the dress . . .
I wonder if other mothers get distracted by the idea that 
bacon strips would make an awesome skirt??
'janus . . . ' #fromthelandofdragons
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus  is the god of beginnings and transitions, and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus, but according to ancient Roman farmers' almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month.
Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping. (thank you wikipedia)
'yearning . . . ' #fromthelandofdragons #scruffywalk
and then there is a love for photographing nature, 
story-telling and my beloved #landofthedragons!

so i gather from these different activities, produced in just the last few days,
 shows my deep desire and need to create!!! 
when i procrastinate I create . . . 

but then there is the other view of procrastination: 
time thief, black hole of inspiration, a scapegoat . . . .

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, 
just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller

so ciao for now, 
I'm off to the studio!!!