Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Letting Go

I'm feeling the need to unload and let go. It's been a very rough couple weeks with work and getting ready for my final outdoor art fair in Chicago this weekend. I've been in a very bad place and really need to let some of that go. So, I'm looking on the positive side and am reminding myself of things I feel grateful for...

1. My wonderful family and friends
2. A lovely home that provides shelter and food each day
3. The ability to create freely every day
4. Books which provide an amazing escape
5. Laughter

I did this piece called Eternal Dance a few years ago, but I was reminded of the saying in it as I was writing this. It seemed oh so perfect for where I need to be. Sometimes it helps to step back and just breathe!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Illustration Friday – Strong

Trees - so strong…stalwart…always beautiful whether budding, full blown or bare. My grandmother, who I adored (and was one of the strongest women I've ever known), absolutely loved bare winter trees. I never understood it as a child, but as an artist now I totally get it. So, here's my piece, called Slumber, in honor of trees and my grandmother Edith.