Saturday, November 24, 2012

Opening up to Change

Today is my last craft show for 2012.
I feel like my life is opening up to change.
This picture of Lake Champlain sums up what I mean visually. I'll explain it as best I can. See that solid piece of land? That little triangle piece represents my core. The water below and around the land is my present state and the fading mountains are my future. The blue green dividing line is my constant. The entire outlook is serene yet excitingly mysterious.....
Hey, you should see what's happening with my art right now, too.
Life is change.
Yes, I am opening up and ready for change!
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
~ Eric Roth

Friday, November 16, 2012

So, this is what I've been doing....

Sets and cast for "SUPER" an original play by
 Jake, Kyle and their mom, Jodi Van Leer
See those sets? Well, I've been painting sets since September! We painted four drops and 11 flat boards and an assortment of angular attachment flats. There was scaffolding behind this set and some of the characters climbed up into it. It was very cool!
Okay, I'm hoping to catch up with this blog on a more regular basis in December. But then, I said that a few months ago, didn't I?  Ah well, whatever!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A sleepy kind of Saturday

Maybe I'll draw for a bit or read a book quietly before I go out to help at my daughters play.
The busyness of life makes me jealous of cats. How can they sleep so peacefully with all the stuff going on around them?
"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."
 ~ Earnest Hemingway

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Upcoming events I will be vending at:

Look for me downstairs in this beautifully crafted juried show.

Look for my booth in this wonderful non juried crafts show,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election Time Ahead

Susan Shie's 12 x 12 SAQA Auction piece
It's nearing our time to vote. And our choices are dramatic. Having been laid off by Bain Capital (and seen first hand how slick and sleazy they operate), I sincerely hope Obama wins this election.

I have never looked at Obama as the beam of light that was thrust upon him when he was voted into office. I took from his first speech to the world not to expect a miracle man AND that any change takes a lot of sacrifice and patience. (Yes, it took 40 years from MLK to see a black man get elected as president!)

As a middle aged self employed person, I have seen the job market dwindle and now start to come alive again. We are in a recovery at this point and I know that, slow and steady, with Obama, we will ALL benefit with his economic stimulus. Obama has directed his attention to the future growth of our country and that is where we are headed.

It's time to get out and give the man my vote.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Prayer Flag workshop

Margaret M Sheehan
My prayer flag workshop went really well this morning. As of today, more loving thoughts will be sent out into the universe along with loving brush strokes of paint and swirling thoughtful energy. I am so glad I can guide people in this process. It's all good.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NH Open Doors Weekend

This Weekend is NH Open Doors!

I will be leading a class on Prayer Flags at the Hanover Craftstudies studio from 10 - noon!
Come by and watch us or sign up ahead of time to participate.

The class fee includes all supplies. I am making the flags for this class. You embellish it!

Get out an support your favorite artists! I hope to see you in Hanover.