I had the pleasure of enjoying art camp the last 5 days, surrounded by much joy and laughter... and wildly creating people...This is a doll I call "Road Trip Lizzie". I created her in 2007 for Artfest from a preformed doll body with a face drawn by Teesha, the organizer of Artfest.
Lizzie went on our family vacation on our road trip to Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota where I found some of the beads she wears. She still makes me smile and remember this great road trip. Here's a creativity tip for you. On your next car trip, pack up a small bag of fabric, stuffing, needle, threads, a few beads (a gallon size bag), in addition to your art journal, as I do. There's lots of free time when not my turn to drive, an art opportunity to create something special as a memory of the trip. I have several special "trip" dolls. And my journals always contain details and drawings of our journey.
Here is a wonderful short You-Tube video called "Hahaha" that has been around a while, so you may have seen it, but it is worth pulling up once in a while and letting in that sheer unabandoned joy and deep belly shaking laughter. No, it's not a meditation in the strictest sense of the word, but it's a reminder to take a little time for fun and laughter as it is so soul satisfying...
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