Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dreaming and Creating

It all started again with stained glass. My husband and I took a stained glass class one winter. I had always wanted to learn this skill. After discovering the art glass designed for Greene and Greene's Gamble House I knew I had to learn. I fell in love with stained glass work and I decided I would eventually start a business called Shady Grove Studios. I sat down to design a logo, a rambling oak tree. My seven year old son saw the drawing and said "I didn't know you could draw." It was that pivotal moment where I learned something very important. I had lost my artistic self in becoming a wife and a mother and it was time to rediscover myself. I opened the door to my creativity and it has not stopped since. Our move to the beauty of the country and away from daily distractions of the city catapulted things exponentially. I can't wait to see what comes next.

“To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.” - Bernard Edmonds
Have a wonderful weekend! Chris


Laney said...

beautiful quote Chris....yes you are an artist, so glad you had the pivotal moment of clarity to help you come back to yourself and honor the artist you are. Thanks for the visit to my blog and glad you now have a blog!!(happy with myself for the wee nudge I gave ya) so that we may all share in your creative life.

Jackie said...

I love your stained glass and the patchwork pieces. You can draw, yes, and you can paint.... with fabrics, and with glass.

Robyn said...

I think we all lose ourselves when we become wives and mothers but when we rediscover our creativity there is no stopping us. How wonderful to be living out in the country where you can follow your passion.