Friday, February 26, 2010

early mornings

... are a wonderful thing.

granted, waking up just before 4:30 this morning was okay- sometimes i can fall back asleep until i need to actually get up (around 6 or so) but this morning, my mind was all abuzz and excited and happy... so i listened to it. managed to get my studio corner tidied up, a couple of smaller canvases prep'd and texturized to start painting, a new water container at the ready, and realized how much i LOVE and desire my early-morning creative time.

this is how i know that spring is coming,
and coming fast!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

whooo are you ?

i'm sure i'm not the only one asking this on a daily basis, looking into the mirror in the wee hours of the morn, in dreams, in art... life is all about discovery, and finding passion and love in everything. well, for me, it is.

i love how things present themselves when one's ready for them. in the last week or so i've received 3 possible opportunities to show new work in a variety of venues. no guarantees yet on any of them, but the mere fact of the opportunity itself is exciting and encouraging and makes my senses tingle and my fingers twitch.

most of my recent work is inspired by the last couple of years that i spent up north, surrounded by wild beauty, the trees holding sway to all the creatures within.

i'm finishing up a yellow warbler painting, but the next one i'm sketching out is a barn owl. i've had this fella in my head for a long time now, and see him perched on an aspen branch, surrounded by songbirds hiding in the leaves, playing peekaboo.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

revelations, revolution and joy

in the last few months my life has changed in all manner of ways; location, employment, singleness, artistically, etc ... therefore i thought it was a great time to start a new online journal as well. a new year, a new decade, new promises, new view on who i am as a creative individual.

here, i hope to jot down my personal artistic travels through the world inside, and outside, my heart and mind.

so, if you're adventurous, come along for the ride :)