Understanding our place in the world is sometimes overwhelming. I think you can aspire to achieve whatever you set your mind to believe, and be who you want to be. This piece celebrates the amazing people who leave a mark in this world, combining the every day with the extraordinary. A whimsical space theme depicting hair dressers, and the cosmic joy of landing on the moon.
Getting the tools out to create a new patio or a graphic design using Illustrator keeps us very busy. Looking through our photos, I believe we are blessed with a supportive family, a good work ethic, and the creative skills that make our lives more interesting and sweet. Some sarcasm is fun too. Today, I posted a few of my FAVORITE photos from 2017 to now. It was hard to just choose a few. Follow me on Instagram to see more.
Our back yard at Christmas time.
Our patio in process.
My husband is the man with the tools!
The finished patio was designed and built by my husband.
First work, then play, at home in Charlevoix with Dad, Ron, and Mom.
Dad and Ron
My niece Emma Lynn, the newest edition to our family.
Banana bread with strawberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. My artwork as a tea towel.
My screen saver on my old Mac that is resting now.
I hope to share smiles, fun and photos with you in the future! The new plan is to create a new WordPress site where I can share more of the process of my artwork and textile designs with a professional.com site.
I would like to stay in touch. Follow this blog MeyerClarkStudio and Instagram and Facebook and my textile designs at ClarkyWorks.
Have a blessed Summer!
Inspired by my freinds on WordPress and the Daily Press, Favorites.
I wish I could go back in time and give my 29-year-old artistic self some advice. For one, I would say, try not to be too “judgy”. I believe, as artists we strive to do our best, but at times, form a habit of judging ourselves too harshly. Do your best and the rest will fall into place, is the advise I would give to newly graduated art students.
Spray bottle artwork and photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark.
This is a design for a spray bottle I created while working at Kmart World Headquarters in 1992. It’s interesting to look back and observe how some pattern trends are still popular. Trends have their place, which brings to mind Authenticity. It is important to love what you do, and in the process of experimenting —find what inspires you to “be you”— be authentic and the desire to create from your own ideas will come easier.
What advice would you wish to give to new grads?
This post is inspired by the The Daily Post
This is where I need to be right now, no looking back and no regrets. Only beautiful thoughts, blessings, images, and words will be my space to create in. Creating my way to the pursuit of happiness!
I am a jewelry designer and graphic artist. On this blog, I hope to explore and learn, make new friends, share my ideas, present my jewelry designs, write about my process, post photography of my boating rendezvous on the Great Lakes, and share artsy tips! If I can do all of this, and cook for my husband, then wow, what an accomplishment! (He’s a much better cook than me and made the heart mash potatoes) I’ll have to allow myself to make mistakes along the way, in this new creative journey, in the pursuit of happiness.
The pursuit of happiness