at the burien community center, right next to a lovely little green space that includes a valley, a playground and gorgeous cedar trees on saturday evening i and many other artists will have art on display and for sale. half the proceeds go to us and the other half to the burien arts league or something like that. here are what i did for this years show… i was half into it and half ready to give in. i thought it would be so easy to get 10 panels that measure 8″x8″ and do whatever i want. i struggled with the idea of only getting $20 per piece, so i feel like i held back. in the end though i figure they are sketches for future pieces. come thru if you can and see all the work… should be interesting :”)
my mom says she doesn’t believe in magic or “jinxes”… but she does believe in “god”. here’s where our world meets. the other day i attempted a digestible, yet poetic perspective; which in not so many words amounted to “god is us, the experience we are having right now, this conversation, everything around us.. that’s god”. she appeared open to it, that idea, though i believed her to sincerely feel that “god” was somewhere out side of us. we will continue that discussion next weekend. for now…we also needed a merman in the bathroom, to keep track of the soap and toothbrushes..
I was chosen, along with 49 other artists, to participate and help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Winnetka Community House by decorating a [2 1/2′ fiberglass] STAR! They have partnered me with the Hadley School for the Blind! I am just getting started and am using that one semester of upholstery! Hope you like the sneak peek pics of the process :”) I guess I should have taken a photo of it before I started working on it… oh well
“Inspiration for your star sculpture:” ‘I THOUGHT PRIMARILY OF THE ORGANIZATION I WAS PAIRED WITH AND SO WANTED IT TO BE EXTREMELY TACTILE. THE DYNAMIC DIMENSIONAL QUALITY MIXED WITH THE COLORS ARE FOR THOSE BLESSED WITH THE GIFT OF SIGHT.’
Most of this is now on my ETSY.
I had originally imagined it to be a frame for a current piece… but it’s just so much more than that. (Toot-toot) Maybe I’ll make it harrier and see how I feel then :”) You like?It’s like those bigger ones (below) but this little beast measures 30″L, 1.5″W, and 2.25″HThis guy measures 7″L, 2.5″W, and 5.5″H. They are for sale by the way :”) on my ETSY
…some times, oft even, there are clear states. and much like life it self, ever changing, we are fated to come up against yet other… choices, if i may. it is within my experience that action and verve and if but for a hint of intention will come the glory. i speak about allotment in our particular conditions and all the roads afforded us, varied and strong, as they can be, are ours. we have but to choose. some hard. some not so hard. get on with it. though if you believe you need to “sit on it for a bit”, feel free. there is a strange and equally powerful beauty in the silence. in this eye, of this storm we call this day, this feeling, right now. enjoy that to. hold it if you must. then, let it go. there is sure to be more to see.
but what do i know? i can hold on with the best of them… though i shall continue to strive not to. my art and love in my life will save me. all the love out there, in me, on this road.