Friday, December 3, 2010

Here's What We Are Going To Do

The Home of My Passionate, Creative Heart
Created by Natasha Reilly

I wanted to begin by sharing this piece that I created for Week 6 of BIG, created by Dirty Footprints Studio. This is a deeply personal painting ...it's huge and wonderful. I am very proud of this work as lots of love and passion went into it's creation.

Since I began the Thursday Sweet Treat, I have loved all of the creative souls I have met. There have been some amazing times and some tough times here and the entire time I have learned and loved in more ways than I ever imagined possible.

The time has come for the TST to change a bit. Before I began this, I was writing a blog called Creativenachos. I have gone back and forth between both for awhile but the time has come to combine these worlds. As I grow and change as an artist along with all of you, I feel it's only right that my blogs grow and change with me.

So, aside from the merger, I am going to change the way we do things on the TST a bit. I want to delve a little more into process so we not only see what we create but we learn more from one another as artists. It won't require a ton of work on your part just a new way of exploring this artistic journey together.

I will be closing the TST for a few weeks again in order to bring about the changes needed. I think it's ok to do that now as the end of the year can be crazy for everyone and this allows time to focus on relaxing, being with family and friends and gearing up for the new year ahead.

The TST will open again in mid-January. I will post more as I get closer to being ready and of course I will be posting off and on throughout the holidays. I will be in touch and it is my hope you will return next year for a whole lot more artistic fun. Also please check back as I will be teaching some new classes and I will be posting lots of info about them.

Much love to you and thank you for inspiring me to grow the TST and create something bigger than I imagined!

xoxoxo,
Natasha

9 comments:

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Tasha, I think this sounds like tremendous growth. I'm so proud of you for being courageous enough to make a change when you feel it's needed and to boldly follow those dreams!

I have nothing but faith in you and TST and am excited to follow this journey. I think the idea of hearing more about process is fantastic--we have such inspiring artists here and I'd love to hear more about what goes into the work.

aquamaureen said...

What Amanda says, I say "ditto" to!!!! If we ain't growing, we is dying!!!!

I'm all for however TST continues to blossom. . . Keep us posted, sweet Natasha . . and count me in on the fun!!

jenGer Love said...

What Amanda says is exactly my sentiment! I also look forward to being a more regular contributor & am excited for you! Change is the only constant. Have a very happy & healthy holiday & keep on doing BIG wonderful things.

Natasha said...

I love you wonderful ladies!! You have no idea how much your support means to me....you are just incredible. BIG, loving hugs and cartwheels from me to you...always!

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...

First, belated congratulations! :-)

Second, kyool! Does this mean you have successfully achieved the WordPress wrangling? (That's where we've been for a lot of this year - learning the wrangling. :-D)

Will do my best to keep checking back in.
Any possibility of adding e-mail update capability?

Happy Hollydays!
-Birdy :>

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Tasha, I'm looking forward to more of you in one home. That's just awesome!
Good-luck and enjoy the holiday season..get all the rest and family time.
Hugs and kisses :)

lisianblue said...

Dear Sweet Natasha - and all you other wonderful ladies - I have missed all of you so very much!!! My computer is stranded in Co. it's still in need of repair anyway - so I use the computer at the "business office" at the apt. complex - very limited hours and only 2 computers -
Natasha - Yes - do what you are inspired to do - I'm sure it will be great! and I hope to be around once in a while! Happy New Year to everyone! Yeah, I'm in Albuquerque, NM, not Colorado!

grampa2394 said...

I have just discovered your blog and look forward to seeing what comes from it in the new year-

lisianblue said...

Hi Natasha,
I think I forgot to tell you that I love that painting - any plans on maybe a card out of it????
Hope all is well in your world - Happy New Year!!