Saturday, September 28, 2013

On the Rocks

On the Rocks 2013 Sarah McTernen

Whiskey Glass 2013 Sarah McTernen

The Art of Whiskey...I wonder if I could make a whole series from these...I will have to think about that.

Best wishes,
Sarah McTernen

Friday, September 27, 2013

Artist at Work: Creative Forces Gifts and Sundries

Steel Peacock 2013 Sarah McTernen

Tomorrow from 3-5pm I will be plying my trade at Creative Forces Gifts and Sundries in the Murano Hotel 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma.  Come down at see me create unique pieces, uncover their names and personalities, and talk about why I do what I do.  It is also a great time to check out the Gift Shop and become familiar with the very talented artists who show their work there.

Best wishes,
Sarah McTernen

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Abstract Thoughts for the Day

Abstract Sunflower by Sarah McTernen 2013
life is seen in such a single frame
even while looking through another's eyes, it is a perception of their eyes
everything is relative
everything is disconnected and yet completely intertwined
Best wishes,
Sarah McTernen

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rising to the Surface

Rising to the Surface by Sarah McTernen 2012
I am trying to find my desk again.  It has sunk underneath a layer of beads, metal and camera equipment not to mention all of the unfiled paperwork, medical documents, and in process school work.  The concept of overwhelmed passed me a few months ago. 

My daughter started back at physical therapy a few weeks ago, after her last surgery.  I have taken the time to start reading Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.  So far,  I am enjoying the book but a lot of the bad habits she is encouraging people to get rid of, I threw away a long time ago.  I don't get down to writing for a single reason: one child or another will interrupt me every few minutes, breaking my train of thought, my trip into the character's brain, my immersion in the scene and I have to start over again.  Natalie writes about giving yourself permission to write crap.  I accept that.  I also know that in order to move beyond writing crap, you have to have a bit of concentration on a subject.  That I am lacking.

Still, I have given myself a task for this upcoming year.  I could wait until January to start, but I find that to be silly.  I am going to start writing more; including in this blog.  I am going to be exercising that muscle that has for all too long been left to atrophy.  I am also, once again, promising to deliver a rough draft of the cook book by the end of 2014, baring any more medical diversions. 

Thank you for reading,
Sarah McTernen