Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sometimes you just have to say it...

I wasn't saying this to anyone in particular,..except maybe my phone! But that's a whole 'nother story.

Last night I got together with 2 dear artist friends, Anne-Marie Colwell and MK Shaw, for a night of play in my studio. Inspired by a recent post from another friend, Jennifer Mercede, we decided to work on some collaborations. 

Basically, we started with three 12 x 12 gessoed boards. MK set a timer and we just jumped right in applying all kinds of media in any manner we wanted. 

When the timer went off, we each took a picture of our boards in progress and then passed it around clockwise. The above was a message midway...a reminder to let go and just have fun! 

We even said goodbye to cute things as we covered up 50% of what we did! We used pastels and scrapers, markers and pencils and kept going. The very top picture is the one that I happily ended up with.  

We talked about future collaborations and bridges and family and letting go of attachments. 
And we felt free. 

I think as artists we can very easily get holed up working by ourselves. Don't underestimate this powerfully rejuvenating (and fun) exercise. Is there someone you can do a collaboration with? Maybe a group? Give it a try and let me know how it went. I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Until next time, Lovebeams to you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Good Stuff: 30 Days of Genius with Chase Jarvis

There are just a few short hours left to try to cram in any of the interviews on 30 Days of Genius with Chase Jarvis HERE Chase Jarvis is the guy who started Creative Live. Right now I'm listening to Austin Kleon of "Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work." Check it out if you have the time. You can also buy the 30 days for a discount if you get in by today. Good Stuff!

Until next time, Lovebeams to you!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Did the Universe Kill my Oven?

You know those days when you have had it? When you just don't think that you can take another THING happening to discourage you?  As a somewhat spiritually conscious person, you know that personal crises is a mirror, that it is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to expand. You take steps to evaluate and renew self care, visualization, and awareness.

Then, your friggin oven dies. WTF??!!  With a loud pop, kaput. Really?

After the initial shock and dismay of it all and a quick check to make sure there wasn't danger of an electrical fire...I manage the tiniest, "Thank You" under my breath. My husband asks, "Why is this happening?" I tell him we are blessed.

I think it is the Universe telling me to stop cooking dinner and go make some ART.

Until next time, Lovebeams to you!