time flies when.......
how is it the middle of february already, people? i. mean. really. seriously. H.O.W?
here's a peek at my work hanging in the sweet little flower shop show i did this month...
a heartfelt thank you to the darling little amore fiore for hosting my work!
it was so nice to see the little "sketches" get scooped up! thank you dear friends for your love + support. it means sooooooo much more than any of you know.... here's the thing:
i always wonder if anyone is going to come to an opening. and then i allow myself the dark moment to wonder if anyone will like my work. i know it's silly to even use good energy to write about angst- but, i think anytime we put ourselves out there, all vulnerable, exposed, and REALLY out there- all brave + hopeful- these scary, icky moments of self-doubt creep in.
it's such a ride as an artist.
pride + doubt circle each other like kittens chasing tails.
this circle becomes easier to ride the busier i stay.
so, i keep on working. reinventing + reflecting, bowing to that divine spirit that tells me what comes next. + then the work just feels so good- like every other BIG amazing thing in this life + the icky parts of the scary sorta melt away.
this february is all about this circle for me. focus + intention + reflection + truth + resolve + work.
it's really a circle- completely energizing + good-scary all at once.
am i making any sense?
it all comes back to that little whale painting in my last blog entry from january- let go + believe. i need to let go + believe. heart shining, blessings counted, other stuff edited, + ready.
or shall i say ¡listos!
i wish i knew. silly circle.
bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla LOVE bla bla bla....
if you're still reading on.... thank you. i smile at the thought.
here is a little mixed media quadro i poured myself into:
12" x 12" mixed media on canvasit's a collage about love. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
+ so is that other little one off to the right. it's called "favoritas" 4" x 4" ink on wood.
sooooooo, that brings me to what's next. juju. that's what. here's the story, morning glory:
i'll try to make it snappy.
one of my little february highlights thus far was this: my step-momma, janice, called + asked me to pop up to bainbrige island, washington to surprise my poppa-bear for his 60th birthday! it was truly B.L.I.S.S. for so many reasons. what a special time:
"bliss" 4" x 4"
shortly after i landed on bainbridge, all blissed out on the rush of popping into a party, unexpected, (after riding a bus, a plane, a train, a taxi, a ferry and another taxi...) a great friend of my dad told me why she picks him as a bridge partner... and it was this SWEETNESS that struck me: the way she described my dad's amazing confidence, his blind luck + his juju when it came to playing the game... + in that moment i knew where my sketches would go next.
i'll be sharing this new series, all about juju, with anyone who can come- the first friday in march to a wonderful modern-craft gallery in denver called: tomte craft! it's sure to be a hoot. (i'll share some images of the works here too- in case you can't make it. just be patient with me. k?)
i adore tomte, you will too!
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~wishing you good juju...
p.s. fELiZ 60th geeps!