Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Celebrate the Day

live oaks on the bay

It's been a wonderful time of working on multiple projects in the studio.
Each year I write an article that pertains to the creative energy of the coming year, posting it with my pals David and Sandra over at the wonderful Zodiac Arts.

Finished my first Art House Sketchbook Project sent off on time and completed...whew! I was wondering if that would actually happen. Included here are a trio of sketches.

Next came the completion of the new large painting for Tri-C and Ursuline College Art Therapy 'Simplicity' Symposium...four paintings shipped out via FedEx yesterday for that annual event at which I am the invited guest artist. ...thank you all for including my work once always is a coming home for me.

From FedEx I drove over to the Office of the Purchasing Agent in downtown Norfolk to hand over two hefty packets containing proposals for the Norfolk Light Rail Public Art project. There is a Public Art commission call for 1-9 artists to design windscreen and pavement medallions for the stations. I went to the meeting two weeks ago and decided to throw my hat into the ring. There is a tremendous amount of preparation required in compiling all the necessary pieces and parts to satisfy the commission requirements and of course there is also stiff competition. Now we wait and see.

A new series of studios start this week at the magnificent Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. For the winter semester I'm offering Contemporary Retablo/ExVoto and Saturday in the Studio along with a day long Beginning Blogging for Artists a few weeks from now.

I am grateful each day for all that I have been given in this life and for all that can be shared from a place of creative joy and compassion for all living beings.
May you have a week of walking your path in grace and simple beauty.


  1. Sounds like a lot of creative activity over there at Wren!! Keeping good thoughts for your proposal - that would be a very cool new adventure and way for your art to widen it's audience hugely!!
    love your trees :) and you, K

  2. And I thought I had a busy week! You are a girl on the go!
    Likewise on Karin's comment about your proposal. It sounds like a great venture.
    I'd love to hear more about the Contemporary Retablo/ExVoto class (I confess, I had to google the terms).
    Be Light!

  3. The energy of these trees is wonderful!!


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