Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy #Arborday


Great! I love trees!
I live amongst trees-the woods as my dad called them and they are my friends!

I would like to think that the trees around our home, help to keep our air a bit cleaner than it would be in our neighborhood, that is near to an AF base.
Today is one of those awesome Spring days when the trees start showing baby leaves! You know that wonderful chartreuse, that whisper of green….. 

Today I am in gratitude for the Winter sky that has amazed me
So clear and full of stars and moon. 

Now, I will enjoy the shade that our trees offer throughout the Summer.
I can see that the trees are awake and struttin their stuff, ready to roll. 

I wish us, the birds, animals, weeds and bugs a season with the nutrients that we all need to live well and prosper!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mixed Media Selfies!

When we create, we plumb the depths of our being, accessing what we think, feel and believe. The more we create, the more we discover!
Mixed Media selfies are self portraits that tell a story in the moment.There are infinite possibilites for materials we can use. I've been looking around the net and love these examples.....

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Future Facing Art and Poetry: Sparks that Connect

This is a proposal that Poet Hiram Larew and I have submitted to Montpellier Art Center for an exhibition in their library gallery. Our vision is to weave together two distinct disciplines with multiple thematic inter-sections to explore and create.

Our recipe: 
First take Hiram's amazingly visual poetry!

Looking up seems early
I’m going to slip outside as soon as
sprigs poke and fences shine
Scout about until you wave me in for breakfast
I’m going to lean into my wishes
Because this is the nickel time of spring
When legs seem longer.

There are better ways of learning
Ways as ready as your bird box
There are better people
Ones who get polished by the wind
And there are better seeds
The kind that wait a year or two.

But it’s hard to wait when everything is curling
When time slips through curtains to let us know
That this chance is more than our pillows
It’s quicker than that
It’s kind of like our neighbor
Who slides a box of kale starts
Onto the porch first thing
Chuckling not to wake us.

And mix in, until well blended my own paintings and installations,

Cook til seared on the outside and pink on the inside. 
While hot layer with movement, sounds and color. Serve immediately!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mixed Media Selfies Workshop May 5

Mixed Media Selfies May 5 10-3pm Gratitude Garden 
This idea came to me as I was scanning my professional slides into digital format this past Winter. When I was looking through the prints and paintings that were my artwork in the 80s and 90s, I noticed multiple self portraits from that period.
I'm so glad to see them again and I am amazed at the little snippets that they bring out from those moments. This is the earliest one I found, it's a photo silkscreen pront. It is as you can see an Ebony Magazine wig ad! The quote on the bottom left is a frequent phrase from my mommy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Greetings friends,

You are welcome to come and share creative space with me this Summer. I decided to open the studio and garden to creative spirits to have some fun-honor nature and build community. You and your friends are welcome! I'll see you on May 5!