Is everyone back in school - settled into fall routines?
My routines are completely "down the tubes," as they say.
Back surgery went well, once I finally got there, waylaid by anemia a couple of times, needing treatment. So, as I journaled, much of what was going on in my life, was reflected in my journal. This photo of a journal page is called "Metamorphosis" More detail resides on the 20 Page Journal tab of this website.
Trying to use pain, lowered functioning, loss, though temporary, of abilities - as a learning tool, and being boldly wise about it while often being a pain because of some whining, somehow we have made it through. Friends, family, a new baby girl (granddaughter), kind thoughts, prayers from many I'll probably never know about, held me together. We went through a hurricane though we were only on the edges, a major tropical storm before that, trusting faith to keep us all firm and standing. Literally. Now just need to gain my strength back.
Another Journal, this one for the Brooklyn Arts Project is underway - I think I will title it "Uncommon Chickens" - - more to come as I work on it, and a piece I must paint/charcoal of a young woman from the Crow Tribe, then getting art ready for Christmas displays are in the near future.
It will never be the same again. Have you ever crossed those kind of bridges? Perhaps the Uncommon Chickens Journal will reflect a come back, we'll see. We often use the word "chicken" especially when young to express taunting of someone who is in fear, or too wise to do something foolish. I hope this Journal will be a story of uncommon chickens who show courage, the ability to have fun and try the possible and impossible, be themselves, no matter what other chickens think, and who aren't afraid to be an uncommon chicken
Have a great fall everyone.
The first four months of 2011 have seen many changes, both in the world and in my life, in many ways.
We moved to a new gallery location in April. It is spacious and elegant and has the room for classes, of which will kick off in May. You can go to the Blue Morning Gallery website, http://bluemorninggallery.com
for a line-up of the classes. We hope you will join us in one or more.
I have been painting palms and a swamp foliage painting in acrylic and am beginning another monkey charcoal painting. I call my charcoals drawins AND paintings, as the medium is often rubbed and manipulated and ends up flowing like paint across the paper.
I am in a Featured Artist Show for the month of May, titled "Along the Roadway" with three other artists. You are invited to come to 21 Palafox street anytime after April 30 to view the show and our new Gallery. You are also invited to our picnic themed Reception on May 6th at 5:00pm to 8:pm. Bring your family and friends and enjoy some good snacks and good art. I think you will find my pieces quite different - in fact - for blog readers, here is a hint:
Along the Roadway - Around the World!
Gallery night is also coming up May 20th, and you can find me at the Blue Morning Gallery or Artel Gallery with the Pen Women that evening. Stop in and say hello!
Wake up and Change your World - a message that is repeated to me over and over. I love to paint subjects from creation I believe art can be both a social, environmental, and spiritual statement for change.