Join Me + my Swim Girls at Grand Salon!
15th + Wazee in LoDo- Denver, Colorado
May 1st, 2010 6 pm - 9pmbubbly . bites . treats
it's almost time.... my swim girls are ready for their opening party. but, am i? yes. yes, i am. that angst that was following me from show to show is gone today. bye bye, angst! i know my work is exactly what it is meant to be right now + i am brave + ready to share it!
here's the deal- yesterday i came home.
i came home from one of the most bizarre + thoughtful moments of my life.
my husband and i went on a retreat. it was a several thousand dollar investment + a 4 day excursion into the depths of our souls. it was like having 2 years worth of therapy in 4 consecutive 13 hour days.
i had been searching for the answer to these questions over the last few years... who am i, who are you +, where is home?
after scouring my soul- these are my answers: I AM ME. you are YOU! MAGICAL WITH COLOR. BEAUTIFUL + CONFIDENT, INSPIRING + DESERVING. VULNERABLE + BRILLIANT. MY HOME IS ME + ALL THE PEOPLE + THINGS THAT FILL MY HEART WITH JOY. it's a treat to finally know.
i can't wait to share the "WHO ARE YOU" show with my audience this saturday, may 1st, 2010 at grand salon in denver. the timing is perfect. the stars of the show are my swim girls--- as i first found my "identity" as a swimmer. what is funny (to me) about this is that all the while i was a competitive swimmer- i really wished i was a synchronized swimmer! seriously. it's one of my unfulfilled dreams. anyway.... all those hours in the water became what i thought was my life, my identity. when i was injured, burnt-out, +, enticed by the cross-country running trails at age 16, i was torn. so torn between what i was + who i was about to become. 16 years old + having my 1st identity crisis. well.... here is an image that sums up what i was going through.... a little girl with a choice- and a platform to take a leap.
online..... i've been looking for vintage swim caps.... sigh. somethings never change. i like what i like. and i know what i like. and i want what i want. so there it is.
a little lizzie sidebar: don't you just LOVE the www?!!!!! dude, i found other people who are freaks for swim caps online. this universe + our technology is so freaking cool.
here is my favorite piece of this show.... (funny that it's one of the few pieces that does not have a swim girl!) this image is so fuzzy........ my amazing friend Paddy O. shot a still of it for me- so when i get that from her- i'll share it. k? there are some sweet details in it that might get missed with this iPhone shot.
it's called home. she's 30" x 30" mixed media on canvas. click that last link. do it. go ahead. just do it.
i started painting this darling in 2007. it was fall. it was called found. this is what it used to look like then. (see right)
i love it now that it's called home.......... funny how some things can take so long to figure out!
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
La, la, la, la, take me home.
Daddy, I'm coming home.
~Edwarde Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros
p.s. I hear the beach calling. My little wish is that you could come see my work on May 1st.