New Horizons

Well my move last fall to a new home and studio definitely brought new horizons into more ways than one. I literally look out my windows on fabulous ocean views with snow capped mountains just as far as the eye can see. And the bay is populated with everything from sail boats  to fishing boats, kayaks and folks in canoes with float planes and military jets flying over head. It's a big view and it's giving me " much scope for my imagination " as Anne Shirley in Green Gables was fond of saying.

Although there has not been much actual studio time of late with all the settling in here and just the busy pace of life. Still in my mind I have been creating wonderful new art and getting excited about getting back to work. And I'm dreaming of new horizons literally with scenic textile wallhangings, pillows and mixed media paintings filled with glimpses of land and sea.

I'm seeing my studio space differently now too. The outdoor patio space beyond my studio door is opening up some new horizons. I'm seeing it not just as a pleasant seating area or a place to have my easel and work table for painting. Just imagine creating outside in the fresh air or perhaps for having art classes for 3 or 4 or more.

So I encourage all you time strapped, heavy ladden artists to look for those new horizons. They are always there if we have eyes to see and they may be right outside your door.


Then all the skilled artisans on the dwelling made 10 tapestries of fine twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet fabric with an angel, cherubim worked into the material.

Exodus 36:8

Your creations are beautiful.
Cam B.

About Shelley

For designer and artist Shelley Barr, "God is in the details". This belief has earned her the affectionate nickname "the detail lady". Whether Shelley is creating a textile wallhanging or mixed media on canvas, it's her attention to details that makes the difference.