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Art Dolls & Process Paintings ~ Camilla La Mer

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sushi, Bead Workshop, and Lovely Gift!

"Your Current Safe Boundaries Were Once Unknown Frontiers"

I had a dream last night about meeting a wonderful man for sushi. You will see below that the quote that I used around the plate in my drawing was waiting for me in my mailbox when I returned home last night. I had just finished a therapy session related to opening myself up to the possibility of having a loving relationship with a wonderful man one day...I put the Japanese symbol for love at the top and marriage at the bottom.

Here is a photo of me with Robin Atkins at her Bead Embroidery workshop in Denver last weekend. It was such a treat to finally meet her in person! I also took her Beaded Treasures workshop. It brought tears to my eyes to see her beadwork pieces in lovely and inspiring. I learned so much! I haven't left the house all week...I can't stop beading!

Here is part of my bead sampler from the embroidery workshop...Making barnacles is my favorite today! I am hiding things inside of them...stars, photos...very magical.

Here is the beautiful, colorful, gift from Jacky in Australia that was waiting for me in my mailbox last night! I was so taken with the synchronicity of the hand lettered quote! I have been comtemplating it ever since...I am challenged to let go of some boundaries that are now remnants of fear related to past experiences. I am ready to consider stepping forward into a relationship with a wonderful man when the time is right...

And, at last, here is the beautiful Klimt doll that Jacky created specially for me. What an honor! Thank you, Jacky...How did you know to use the luscious pink and orange??? Maybe you were peaking at my house/studio photos...I am very touched and grateful.


At April 28, 2009 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Susan Elliott said...

Oh, I'm so glad you told me to stop by -- I'm way behind on my blog reading since I came back from Spring Break....well, that sushi collage is just WONDERFUL -- I just couldn't get close enough to see all of the wonderful details! I also couldn't read what it said???

So glad you enjoyed Robin's class -- I know what you mean by you can't stop's very addictive...and I love your idea of hiding things inside barnacles...very very cool
love and hugs, Susan

At April 29, 2009 at 4:54 AM , Blogger Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You lucky person, you got to meet Robin and take a class.

I love your drawing..but a dream about eating sushi? Not too sure about that one. I should cross that boundary but...I really don't want to! lol.

I think only YOU would hide pictures or anything else in barnacles. I LOVE IT!!

I have been missing your posts and I'm glad you are feeling better. It doesn't surprise me that you are attuned to the orange/pink combo. Its so cheerful and uplifting. The doll is great and more proof that Cyber Friendship stretches around the earth and our hearts.

Love and Healing Strength to you, my friend,

At April 29, 2009 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Leslie said...

Wow, very kewl stuff as always. Where did you take Robin's class?

Are you going to the Denver Quilt Show this weekend?

At April 29, 2009 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Jacky said...

Camilla what a lovely post. Your class with Robin looks amazing (I love doing classes...the energy is amazing).

So pleased you liked your little Klimt Doll I made for you...also...Dot gave me a hint that you love pink and orange (as I do too). I really enjoyed stitching this little lady for you.

I must tell you though that the label/tag was made by Dneese of Grrl&Dog blogspot. It is one of my most favourite quotes and I had the feeling you would love it too. Arent the colours she has used beautiful too.

Love your warrior doll in the previous post...looks like George does too!

Much love....

Jacky xox

At April 29, 2009 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Robin said...

You look so alert and happy in the picture... It was a very special time for me to meet and get to know you a little... and thanks sooooooo much for bringing some of your dolls... I love them all, but have a special attraction to Mystic Bride and Rage! Your sushi dream is a wonderful baby step toward a new life. You seem so ready to go there. I love how you put your dream into visual art and that you incorporated that fabulous quote... the frontier looks very appealing. Happy journey to you! Robin A.

At April 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Padparadscha said...

Oh wow, beautiful gift, and wonderful bead sampler !

How nice also to meet Robin, and it is a really nice picture of you two.

Know what you mean about the relationship :o)

At April 30, 2009 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Camilla...what a wonderful dream and I love that you drew the sushi plate and quote! I hope that one day, when the time is right, you will find that wonderful man to share your life with!

So envious that you got to meet Robin and take her class...what fun! Your beading sampler is great! I love your idea of hiding special things in the barnacles too! The picture of you and Robin is wonderful and I can certainly tell by the warm smile on your face what a delightful time it must have been.

Love the quote and the Klimt doll from Jacky. She is just beautiful and such a treasure!

Take good care of yourself and have a nice weekend too...~Lisa ;-)

At May 2, 2009 at 1:32 AM , Blogger Caroline said...

Very beautiful and wonderful synchronicity too.

Glad you had such fun beading too - it used to be one of my things but I don't seem to have regained it... yet...

At May 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Dot said...

Hi Camilla
I am so pleased you are getting out and about and that you enjoyed Robyn's class! I have heard she is an incredible beader and I look forward to seeing what you create after her class.
Love the top you are wearing in the photo next to her too! You look very well and vibrant in this photo.
The Sushi collage is gorgeous and very affirming. I wish you love with a very special man. And know it will happen soon.
And Jacky's klimt doll is gorgeous! I know how much love and time she puts into her doll's. And had a sneak peek at this one before she left ion her journey to you.
Much love to you and King George!Dot xx

At May 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Poppy said...

Camilla I can not get your e-mail link to work to tell you, you won the little bird.

Stop by my blog and e-mail me your info so I can send off your little bird.

At May 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Hi Camilla! I hope you didn't get sick after the Bead Festival. I've been missing your posts and hope all is well and that you're just busy beading and creating! Love n hugs, Robin A.

At May 22, 2009 at 4:05 AM , Blogger Sabine said...

What a lovely post, or rather posts, as I have a lot of catching-up to do in the field of blog-reading.

First of all, my heart-felt best wishes go out to you for the complete recovery of your health.

What a lovely idea to hide treasures inside barnacles. It would not have occured to me. I am planning to use barnacles in my June doll, but I will be glad to get them right without hiding anything underneath. And, of course, I will have to finish April and May first.

Have a happy time, with lots of good magic working for you!


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