Monday, November 8, 2010

AN ABRIDGED ARTFUL LIFE

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.

Thought I'd take you back to some of the things I've been doing these last few months.  An abridged version of my life. Just returned from a trip to San Fransisco and the wine country of Sonoma and Napa.
Visited with friends in Maine in September. The dock, the water, the grasses. Texture and color extravaganza.
Oyster festival in Damariscotta Maine. Imagine , if you like oysters, eating as many as you can swallow.

Earlier in September, I had the most wonderful time in Charlotte Vermont with the most amazing group of women. I fell in love with the roots we found on the banks of lake Champlain. I wire wrapped them and added them to some of my pieces.So organic. So goddess like.

This woman IS mother nature. She creates with unbridled passion with everything around her and she was our hostess in Vermont. This is her studio.
We created books together and she led us in creative writing exercises. I was the first to volunteer to read mine outloud. My english teacher would be.....let's just say, surprised.
We read our work and shared our books. These two........the ever WISE , Judy. ....and the very clever Bonnie, somepinkflowers, were a joy to share those days of art, meditation , music, writing and food.....did I say wine?
.......and right there with us sharing in the joy was Mary. Thank you Mary.
Earlier in September I spent the weekend in New York with the love of my life riding in a carriage through Central Park and seeing two amazing shows......Memphis and......
.......American Idiot. Two very different musical genres, but both outstanding.
Earlier in the summer I spent a weekend at the beach with another group of women I adore. Our artistic venue was to do an Exquisite Corpse exercise. Above are some of the pages laid out and below are some details.
......and here we are, from left, Jerri, me, Kathryn and Joy.
....and even further back in the summer, another trip to New York to meet up with Judy and Leslie at the MAD Museum...now my favorite in NYC, along with the Rubin, of course.
And this is what I am currently trying to achieve in my very busy life. Working full time and desperately wanting to be in my studio. Any tips????