Friday, January 18, 2013

2012, the review: install #1

2012 was a full year - personally and professionally.

during that year I embarked on . . .

new artistic adventures, such as my 'birds of poetry' for the Attleboro Public Library; 
exhibited my work in prestigious venues, such as the Attleboro Arts Museum and 
finished some major sculptures, such as, 'dear jeff'.

The idea of summing all of 2012 in one blog post felt like a daunting and very lengthy task ~ this past year was full of many noteworthy events. Also in all my recent social media research - the word on the street is that NO ONE scrolls down, not even your mother!!! (Catherine Weber, Weber Media Partners)

So to make it more palatable for you the reader and me the author I am going to break it down into smaller bits as well as reference past posts.  

So with no further delay - installation#1 of '2012, the review' ~ 
with this installation, a visual review. (you'll still need to scroll if you want)

The above image is a mosaic of some of my projects from 2012.  An idea I saw on artist's Bridgette Guerzon Mill's blog, contemplating the moon. I am a visual person so this was right up my alley.  However when I shared my mosaic with some piers, they mentioned that they wanted to see more - so the full images are images below, with a bit of a description.  A good way to start the year in review.
Bird by Bird: 12 x12 panel for Fountain Street Fine Art
new work: mixed media on panel
new work: 'raw', organic crocheting, representing the first year of my separation.
detail from 'lilith in blue' : acrylic paint on plaster
new work: "lilith in blue' acrylic paint on plaster
'birds of poetry' detail
installation of over 100 'birds of poetry in the library's atrium
new work: kids gloves
new work: 'pocket full of pretty green' part of series of mixed media collages
new work: 'dear jeff' commissioned sculpture made for man who lost his fiance in 9/11
new work: 'time to take flight'
new work: 'le chat' ~ part of series created for FSFA's CSArt program
new work : commissioned drawing
new product line: dressmats
going back to my roots ~ painted furniture
another flashback - stilllife painting

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

May we all let our light shine in 2013!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson