Oh dear, day 4 and I'm in a 'meh' kind of mood and not sure what to talk about. It seems this blogging thing is catchy as the lovely Tracy Verdugo.. and a new friend I just made Stephanie Gagos over on the Magic Mixed Art Community page on fb having both been inpsired by Flora Bowley are joining in the 'self given challenge' to blog for 30 days or so in a row.
I really neeeed to spend some more time on a painting I've entered in an art show(pic below) .. delivery date for finished works is Mon 13th May... I've heard it said before by artists if we don't book our work into these things we may never complete a piece. I've got a commission formulating it's design in my head... and the BIG course I'm doing at the moment (Color of Woman) where we're focusing on putting into words our Vision Quest for our current 'time and space we find ourselves living and feeling into' Talk about... growing into yourself! I can't believe the little incremental changes that have been going on in my life for the last 12 months or so... I have even begun to practice recording myself speaking into a little video.. just with the iPhone for now... because I've seen so many wonderful teacher/artists out in the web doing so. I was thinking it will be a great way to introduce to you new workshops or classes I'm thinking of doing... you can get a sense of what I'll be on about..and see if you like the feel of it.
"Speak Your Truth"
I've named it 'Speak Your Truth" ... that just seems to be a bit of a reocurring theme for me at the moment... learning how to speak about all the WONDERFUL things I'm learning... it may come as a surprise to you but when I'm speaking to a group and I realise they're actually listening to my every word... I get a bit freaked out on the inside! (I think I learned this from teenage years when it came time for speechs in english.. I would go beetroot red and wish to die and dissolve throught the floor of the dumb uninspiring class room) ... the reference to the chakra colour of blue relates to the throat so.. that's how it got it's name. (oh great a typo imprinted into the pic.. whateverrr)
Queen of Her Own Heart
Spending time with the Muse while painting Queen of Her Own Heart... she and I cleared the table of all the extra's and left her with the essentials for now... I've done her eyes some more but they really look too heavily 'eyelined' at the moment.. it's like what happens to me sometimes if I put make up on in dim light and too far away from the mirror to really notice the result! ... as I say... work in progress. and Noses!! what THE?
I guess I'll head downstairs and gather some lunch.. and see what this GORGEOUS sunny afternoon holds... and shake myself out of the doldrums. It's nice to have kept my 'self promise' and shown up here.
Books I Love
“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”