Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Site

Hey....I've moved...

Would love to have you follow me at my new location

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Almost done ....

Still busy at work on the new site but I'm so very happy with the way it is looking.  Finishing up some loose ends and then I will post the link here .....

Have a wonderful Tuesday ...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's A Thursday

It's a beautiful start to another wintery type day in the village.

Yesterday we received more snow than was called for but you couldn't help but smile as it was picture postcard pretty.

P.S..... Here's what I'm working on in the studio this morning ... Day 4 and counting

Monday, November 28, 2011

Busy Times .....

I can't promise I'll be blogging much in the next little while but I will try to pop in and out if only to post a photo or a few words.   Lots of new website design "stuff" is taking priority right now.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's All Moving So Quickly

This week is moving oh so quickly and I'm having a hard time keeping up but having said that,  I nevertheless do feel great.  I imagine I feel this way because finally things seem to be falling into place and I see the progression of what I've been working towards.  I am in the flow so to speak...

Within the next few weeks I will be beginning a new blog over on WordPress.  The WordPress site will also house my website.  Nice and simple .... keep it simple!  This blog will stay as a more journaling type of blog  mostly for my friends and family but the new blog will represent the progression of my artwork and a few other fun things ... guess you'll just have to stop by and visit for yourself.

For those of you who have emailed asking me if I ever intend to sell my work online.  Hmmm... that may happen with the new site.  My vision all along has always been to sell the work in galleries as I think I'm just that type of artist and always will be but that being said, I may offer small 6"x6" or 5"x7" pieces online for anyone who is interested.  Perhaps a piece a week. Before I begin a new larger work I always, always, complete a smaller piece, a study you could say.  I never want to committ to work on a bigger scale if I haven't already worked out some of the logistics on a smaller format.  Those pieces would be the ones I would be considering offering.   I'm still playing around with the idea in my head.  We will just have to see where that goes .....

For the past year or so I've been following a gallery I would absolutely love to be a part of.  A few months ago I gathered up my courage and sent them an intro letter as well as a link to my website ( it seems most galleries are now interested in being approached this way rather than the formal package in the mail).  I heard back from them quite quickly and we've been corresponding ever since.  I will not name them because I'm not 100% sure of what will happen but I have a good feeling about the direction our conversations are taking.  They are not in Ontario which is a plus since I'm looking to find representation outside of my own province.  Fingers crossed....

It is a busy time....

A special "Happy Thanksgiving" to my friends and family in the United  States.  Eat lots of turkey and enjoy time spent with your family and friends.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Morning

Monday morning = Studio time = Bliss

p.s.   watched Annie Leibovitz on Visionaries last night ..... mind blowing talent 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Change ... It's Inevitable

I haven't always been that great with change and perhaps I'm still not but I'm getting there.

But oh, I am so in love with the word Flow ... sometimes I say it softly to myself, a mantra of sorts.  To me it conjures up images of water gently skimming the surface of beach rocks or laundry hanging on the line on a breezy summer day under a cerlean sky.  When I look at my life and how Flow presents itself in that realm I realize it is all about me being open to whatever happens without resistance.  It is what my all time favourite spiritual book reminds me of everyday.  I've mentioned in previous posts how
Stephen Mitchell's translation of The Tao Te Ching resonates most with me.  I read a page everyday  ... it centers me, it balances me, it presents a slight shift that I can feel within me.

My art continues to evolve and change ... that change excites me!  Even though some of my earlier works still make me cringe, I feel it is important to revisit them now and again just to clearly see the big picture.  You can't move forward without acknowledging where you've been.

So the work moves forward as do I.  Which means shedding off the old and forging ahead with the new.  Come Monday I (along with help cause God knows I can't do it alone) will be creating a combined website and blog on WordPress ... it's time and I love the idea of having both of them together as well as creating a site which is representational of me, my art and my life.  I've also been getting a bit of help with marketing and other "art stuff" which I will discuss at some point in a future post.

The next few weeks will be busy ones but I'm up for the challenge (she says nervously biting her nails down to the quick)  Yeah, I'm slowly warming up to change because in life it is all you can really be certain of.