Monday, July 13, 2009

doing what you "otter"

David Lloyd painting of an "otter"

I am back home from my weekend romp in Chicago, capturing my prey, filling my eyes with details and moments and getting it all down on paper.  Have you ever found yourself in a situation and said to yourself, "Now this is what I call a "doing what you otter" moment?  For me, I know that sketching fast and trying to take it all in is a bit like a kid in a candy store metaphor. 

After my bags are unpacked and I come down from my "high" - I plan on posting some of the wedding sketches and sharing some graceful tips on how you can find your inner otter!  Indeed, it is akin to falling in love, and only you will know what "otter" suits you best.  Think about what you really want to pursue that will add a creative outlet to your life.  Are you on a mission to design or create a more artful life?  What is holding you back from playing like you "otter?"

15 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I hope I can say that I am doing what I "oter"...great post.
I can't wait to see what beauties you've created whilst in chicago.
Welcome back!
Char.

Jo said...

Thought provoking post. I'm envious that you were in Chicago. I miss the days I would head there for the weekend. When I was in college my girlfriends and I would get the train in East Lansing and head over. Many years later, I would drive my children there to visit our family. Now that I'm in CT, it's more like mission impossible!

Hope you had a fabulous time ~
Jo

pve design said...

Jo-
It is an easy flight from NY and such a great city, clean, incredibly nice people and so uplifting. I am hoping one of my sons will go to school near there so I can visit. ( I do have a few years until then)
pve

Debra said...

There 'otter' be more hours in a day to do all of the things I want to do... I am inspired to be creative this week among all of the other things that 'otter' get done. Looking forward to seeing all that you came up with at the wedding~ more inspiration!

Deidra said...

Great post! I'm feeling that I'm on the threshold between one "otter" and another. As the seasons and situations in my life change, I find my "otters" changing, too. I'm looking forward to hearing more - about otters, and your trip to Chicago. Sounds like you had fun, and I'm glad about that!

Joyce said...

I think I "oter" to get an iphone to help me get around! It was fun!! xoxo

Purple Flowers said...

I would like to take more of a "lead" in my book club. I am more passive than I'd like to be there (surprisingly):)
I otter volunteer to lead a few meetings.

Also, I otter to write more - start a short story series.

Thank you Ms. Otter. You are very thought provoking.

La Maison Fou said...

Aaah! Love that lil guy! BE SURE TO STOP BY MY GIVEAWAY POST!
Leslie

Simply Mel said...

You always get me thinking...and that's why I keep coming back for more and more!

Looking so forward to seeig your Chicago treasures....

Now, I'm going to go figure out what I "otter" do!

Kwana said...

I can't wait to see your pics from Chicago. I'm trying to create my artful life day by day.

LindsB said...

I cant wait to see some of the work you did while in Chicago- what a fun job to be able to sketch a wedding :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Yes, "otter" do more of it!

Loving the pic.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh I can't wait to see the sketches!

The Townhouselady said...

I love the expression you were able to capture on his face.

Wonderful!

Carey said...

Oh, I'm ALWAYS on that mission. Right now the thing that's keeping me from doing what I "otter" is a kitchen remodel. But in late August I'll be taking another art class. I always take them "for credit" even though I graduated from college in the 1980's. Knowing I'm getting graded keeps me on the beam, and when other duties arise I can always say, "but I've got to do my homework."