My imagination has been commandeered by a bazillion interests and pasttimes. I’ve even taken a class for people who have more interests than they know how to manage. I’ve been told that I ‘should focus,’ which may be very good advice. However, to focus means I might miss out on something, and I simply cannot stand that possibility.
Behind my curiosity is a glass-is-half-full, Pollyanna-like outlook on life. Can you feel this in my photographs and words? I hope so. For it is my wish that a visit to my blog will offer you a brief respite from the hurly-burly demands of everyday life. It should feel as though you are taking a brief pause, resting your head on a hand-embroidered, freshly pressed linen pillowcase.
When I began working through the exercises in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, I had a significant lightbulb moment: my “U-turn” (a Cameron term) with photography. Out of this experience the blog was born. My Artful Life is my version of a journal about my creative pursuits, which include writing, drawing, quilting, knitting, books I’ve just read and can’t wait to share, movies that beg recommending, and anything else I’m excited about. In my ‘other’ life, I teach at a local university, and assist in the administration of a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.
If you would like to be in touch via email, you may contact me at: LisaAllenArtist[at]gmail[dot]com
Note: The @ and dot are in brackets here to avoid spamming. You know what to do — I look forward to hearing from you.