I don't know when my fascination with pods began, but I have quite a collection of them. They are both direct and mysterious. Pods are direct because they have a purpose, an intention. Pods are mysterious because they hold things inside of them and sometimes there are surpises. Pods are a metaphor for life and creativity. We must pursue with intention and continue to delve into what is not yet known or discovered.
Creating a stencil line was a fun goal for me. You may know that I am a bit of a stencil nut. Actually it's a long established affection. I started stenciling when my now adult daughters needed "cute" sweatshirts and money was tight. A stencil, some paint and a few stitches of embellishment and my love affair began. For years it was difficult to find good stencil for using in art. Not any more thanks to companies like Artistcellar, StencilGirl, Green Pepper Press, and istencils. I support all of them and appreciate their combined efforts to provide artful designs for us to use freely and creatively in our work.
This week during the blog hop I had help from an amazing group of artful colleagues who jumped on board and showed all of you just what an amazing tool a stencil can be in the hands of an artist. I hope you all followed the hop and saw what was created. A huge shout out and thank you goes to all of you: