I am not drawn to flowers however they have started to appear for the past couple of years. Mostly Poppies.
So I am going to attempt to blog however for now just put up some artwork. In the many years I have been doing art ………. this is actually the first commission. The experience was a process in which I went through many feelings and thoughts. Was I able to “create on demand” ? As I built the medicine wheel it began to evolve and I knew that there was no pressure and that in fact I could do this piece.
Marked by the May Moon Acylic and Imported Papers on Canvas.
The private collection of Mark Duffie Of Laurentian University.
Just finished a time of stress and reflection – if that sounds like an oxymoron it probably is. I was rushing here and there which causes me stress and I was staying away from home and travelling home during the day. Working on line at home and journalling at the other place. The journalling helped make some decisions about doing too many things. I have 3 websites that I try to keep updated ~ one of which is a business. I volunteer at a couple of different organizations and I work on line. Staying busy is good however doing too much is crazy making. So some choices are being made. Energy being redistributed and conscious contact with Spirit necessary!! Prayer and Gratitude! Action and Attention to all the the above.
A busy weekend, the first art show in such a long while. I am an introvert and it is so difficult for me to spend that many hours out in public. I find it difficult to make small talk, or perhaps to talk and have long conversations with folks. And it’s me not them
I am considering taking my art to the Bohemian Cafe’ in Bracebridge. I will leave them there for a while; perhaps until I do an outdoor show this summer. I would like to do one art in the park this summer. A long weekend Saturday I think.
Working “online” is new and feels like I am ‘on’ most of the time although really only 10 or 15 hours per week. And life is what it is. And life is good, I am grateful.
This week I am in Spring Ahead Art Show – taking place at Hidden Valley Resort here in Huntsville. this is the first show this year and am looking forward to it. The Ballroom will be full of local artists and that can be inspiring and at times intimidating. However I so enjoy the creative process and believe being able to do this keeps me sane. I am blessed to have the support of family and friends in my life, in all that I do and all that I am. The good the bad and the not so pretty !!
After this Show I am moving stuff to the Bohemian Cafe’ in Bracebridge for the summer. Well ……… that’s the plan! I will keep you posted.
Seems it has been a long time since my last post and my last spurt of creativity. And so a new year and a new post. My AA birthday today 17 years of sobriety, and I am grateful. The year has started out with news that changes things in my life……… and although change has been a constant in my life; I find the older I get the more difficult it gets. I find other peoples expectations of me is how “they” want me to be or think I shoulda, coulda, woulda been – if only I had done things differently.
My life was and is a compilation of my experiences.
Someone I once loved told someone close to me that I exaggerate; I know that this was so if I ever said anything about that person it would all be an exaggeration. I always tried not to say things about that person however the person close to me now filters everything I say through that statement.
Oh this may not make sense to you however I see it clearly. I have no reason to lie or exaggerate; believe me my life did not ever need to be blown up or out of proportion.
And so a new year and change coming …….. my miracle is on its way and that it is for the good of my life and the lives of those around me.
I am not sure what having a portrait of myself is all about, however the opportunity presented itself. A photograher
Shannon Stark, asked for a price on one of my recent paintings and so we traded !
I really very rarely take a good picture. I can’t fake a smile.
I am happy with the photos. I look like myself – or at least how I see myself.
This is from left to right Keegan my oldest grandson, his dad Dave my daughter Liz, my daughter-in-law Chantal and my son Jeff, up front is Taryn and Aislin and Erika and Justin.
Aren’t I blessed !!