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…a great deal of real art is made under the radar. We barely know we are working. We just suit up and show up and grab what moments we can, and it is only in cozy retrospect that we can see the level of skill we were able to muster. It is humbling, the degree to which we are like automatons. Our art moves through us despite us.

–Julia Cameron, Finding Water

The most important thing creators do is work. The most important thing they don’t do is quit.

–Kevin Ashton, How to Fly a Horse

Today’s retrospective analysis of the last 10 years of My Little Spacebook revealed an overarching theme running through many posts.  Since the beginning, that theme is showing creative work – my own work and other people’s work that I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with or to witness.

In the last decade there has been a lot of work shared and a lot of shared work!

There’s been knitted work, decoupage work…,

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…messy work in progress,

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…incredibly weird work,

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Herman the Hypertufa Planter

outside work…

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messy inside work…,

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mosaic work….,

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…and exhaustion from the work.

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My Magical Make-It Month continues and today I’ve made a fantastic mess.  Nobody said this would be easy or tidy.

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But hey, at least I managed to get the cover picture right side up and on the front of the journal!

Last night as we were turning in, he pulled some sort of journal-making flotsam or jetsam of mine out from deep beneath the covers and asked, “What is this?!”

 Mwahahah! I wonder what he’ll find in bed tonight…

(I suppose there is a good reason Pressfield entitled his awesome book The War of Art. Think about it.)

 

If you like shopping at flea markets and you like gardening then you will love the Flea Market Gardening website, where the two become joined in art.   Sue Langley, the woman behind the website features “Real people. Real gardens. Real projects. ”  She posts fabulous pictures of gardeners’ second hand hauls and their DIY creations.  The website is a treasure trove of cute gardening ideas.

AND!!

I’m soooo excited that SoKaN’s very own Skattur is featured today on the website!  The article is a how-to guide on how she and her husband made these wooden pallet chairs.

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Skattur will be at The Cooper-Young Community’s Farmers Market this Sunday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  She’ll be pedaling her garden totems and bird feeders, which of course would make a great Mother’s Day gift.  Just sayin’…

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Skattur’s garden art from her Etsy shop

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