Happy Sunday folks :)
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey HepburnAnd on that note - may this Sunday be an open-ended trail of possibilities for you all!
My Artist's Talk:
I finally was able to upload the talk I gave about my art last weekend. This is the talk I gave at my artist's reception at Ridgefield's Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee.
You can watch it on youtube at this link.
I describe my artistic intentions as well as my own personal saga, and how art enabled me to transform trauma and crises in a beautiful detour. It was a great night and it meant so much to me that so many friends, loved ones and total strangers came. I look forward to my next shows coming up! My work is currently part of the "Pairings" Exhibit, will be in the "Resilience" Arts Immersion Salon on May 31st, and a few more gallery dates coming up - so stay tuned!
In the Studio:
"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."
- Helen Keller
This morning I took out a background I made a few days ago.
|Lots of fun textures in this one :)|
I decided to bring out my favorite tree couple today:
|Here they are!|
Yesterday I went to Home Depot to search for any new gadgets or tools that may give my art a new direction, or just some different inspiration today. I got some gritty sandpaper, screws, paint chip samples, etc. so I put some of those fun doodads to use.
|Spackle paint, wood finish, nails...well if I don't end up using everything, I can always build a house!|
|I do like how this came out.|
|Honestly, my favorite part is that I made my "singing flowers..."|
Sort of a throwback to my "Singing Tree"!
|The big wide open grin on this tree's face just makes me giddy.|
|Snoopy & Woodstock have the right idea too!|
Anyway, this just makes me happy. I'm not sure if it's too busy or not, but I don't care - it's me and it's fun. And my flowers are singing, so I'm happy. It's funny though, I just don't feel satisfied when a painting unless I can add several tear drops in - in this one, even the sun is shedding aa gold tear. But I always have happiness, music, beauty, nature, birds flight - maybe that is my continuing goal to always embrace life's pleasure and pain side by side. That is what gives my life fullness.
Out of my studio...but still in a studio.
On another note, I went to my friend's bridal shower last night at Painting With A Twist. I'm not the greatest at following directions - with are or with anything else for that matter...
|Hmmm...which of these paintings is not like the other?|
|We were celebrating my good friend Colleen's upcoming wedding - two weeks after mine, actually!|
Before I go...
This is an incredibly inspiring song - give it a listen with you can. I literally burst into tears when I heard it - I Am Light by India Arie.
And these look great: Decadent twists on Deep Dish Pizza!
Last, it's Sunday, so lighten up. I want all of these by the way: 32 Impossibly Fun Gifts For Kids That Even Adults Will Want