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Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Meditations, an Art Doll, Trip Tip, and Laughter

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...

10 comments:

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Thank you, you just have to laugh don't you?
Love the travelling doll, and it remonds me how much I love dolls

HeartFire said...

Hi Janette!
I can't help it when I watch this one, it's so hysterical...
Yes, dolls are great, every once in a while, I make one. Kind of a soothing process.

femminismo said...

I'll try one of these dolls on our next trip. Maybe I can incorporate some old mosses or leaves in the stuffing, too! Keeping hands busy on a trip would be relaxing. Thanx for the idea - Jeanne

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a wonderful trip, doll and tip!

great post!

xoxoxo
melissa

JonesMoore said...

Thank you for the humor, Delorse...I sure needed that.

HeartFire said...

Jeanne, the mosses or leaves sound good! I try to incorporate something from the place we were visiting... one doll has beach pebbles/sand inside as a reminder of the wave that knocked me over as I was sooo busy looking for shells walking on the Oregon beach!

HeartFire said...

Thanks for stopping in Melissa!

HeartFire said...

Lisa,
I have been thinking of you since our AF venture & sending you good thoughts...

celeste said...

Baby laughter is one of the best sounds ever! I've gotta try to capture our guy on video sometime. Hope you have great sleeps today and feel well enough to come to art day tomorrow!

HeartFire said...

Now is the time with the video, they do grow so fast....