Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Day at the Voodoo Cafe

I am enjoying this new blog that I ran across today.  Its called Notes from the Voodoo Cafe...by Rice Freeman-Zachery.  She posts podcasts of interviews with artists, and she's an author of several books...which I have never read, but am adding to my reading list now!

Well here is her latest .Interview with Christi Friesen at the Voodoo Cafe.  Christie is one of my favorite artists!  It's not just her work that I love, it's her attitude, her personality and her way of looking at creativity!  I will always give Christi the credit for sparking my creative works in clay. 

Until I took a class from her, I had no idea what I really wanted to do with clay.  I knew I loved it and wanted to pursue art in this direction, but after a couple of years of just reading books, making beads and wondering when would I find my muse....she appeared one day at Lake Yale while I was sitting in a class, making a leaf....I think I almost cried.  I looked over at my friend, who was sitting beside me and said....I very excitedly...."I've found my muse"....well...not sure what my words were exactly, but I knew in my heart that I was stepping into a stream that would take me all kind of places



and I was loving it!   It was like a 100 watt lightbulb suddenly turned itself on in my head....no it was a breath of fresh air on a hot afternoon...well...maybe it was like realizing how good chocolate really is





...at any rate....my muse had arrived and she's never left.

......................Thanks Christi for opening up my eyes and my brain and my heart....to bring to the surface all the exciting ideas that are rolling around in my head and being able to bring it to life in a tangible form. 

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