Monday, November 08, 2010

Taking some time out


Passion...is something so important to making art. I began making toys as art and somewhere along the way they became a product...they were made from the spirit of love and I love these little characters dearly. Posting the image above of my Nature Owls fills me with such a sweet happy feeling, a feeling I've felt missing for a while during the most distressing year of my life. It has come time for me to step back and reorder my artist life and take a breath to find my passion again and to find the art again for myself and to let go of the product. I hope then that I can hold these little darlings in my arms again with the same sweetness that they came to me as.

A big thank you to all of you who have also felt the love and supported the Flying Star spirit! You have all been Flying Stars too.

xx Florence

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Sorry you've had such a bad year, Florence. I hope things will be brighter now.

jude said...

i sense this time is important to you. all my best.
jude

Merlyn Gabriel said...

Dearest Florence,

I read this post and nodded all the way through it. I am sad you had a distressing year. And sometimes one needs to take a break, I know all about that I seem to do it more frequently than I create. (sadly)

I hope things get better for you.

huge hugs from the other side of the world.

fi / merly

elisa said...

Maybe it feels like products to you, to me the quality of the things you design is art. I love your work. I'm still struggling with the art/product thing myself. Doubting about a webshop for a long, long time. Wish you lots of passion and send me some summer. Snow is so cold!

cristina said...

Hi Florence!
tis I, cristina. last year one of your cranes flew all the way to me,(actually a year ago, cause it was my birthday gift to me) here in the southwest of
the u.s. of a.
remember? she whisperingly calls out to her
crane-cousins every morning!
say, I have a blog now if you'd care to visit sometime.
I'm signed up for jude hill's advanced c2c class in january. can hardly wait!
merry christmas.........

jude said...

wondering how you are....