Muses

Cabin fever is kicking in and I’m getting a little anxious for spring to arrive. I’m starting to yearn for brighter colors and to put away the red, black, grey and white neutrals in the house, in my closet and for colorful flowers to spring to life in the yard. But silly me, here in New York we have a ways to go, now don’t we?! 
Instead, a mid-week mixed media collage piece using many of my muses [pastels, washi paper, tea, doilies and colorful paper] will have to fill this albeit temporary void. This piece is actually going to be used as a promotion piece at an upcoming week long fair where attendees can sign up for a variety of classes, including a beginners mixed media collage class. 
My hope is that the sweet gentleness of this piece encourages those looking for a new experience, that has the potential to usher in wonderful new things into their lives, to sign up for the class. I’m a firm believer that trying and learning new things is good for the mind, body and soul. Many incredible things have come my way with this outlook, and my intention is to offer a class that puts exactly that back out into the world. 
Please do feel free to message me if you or someone you know is in upstate New York and is looking for a mixed media collage class. I’d be happy to share the details. 

Art and Wine

My first opening was a success and went off without a hitch. Many dear friends came out to celebrate, which left me smiling for two straight hours. Seeing my art in a public place, hanging in a sweet wine store, was and is still incredible. 
My dear husband played photographer, so I could mingle and soak it all in [the experience, not the wine]. In my mind, art and wine go together pretty well. Won’t you stay for a few and check out the opening? 

Sneak Peek

It’s almost show time and I’m putting the final touches on things. Once the name plates are printed and the wire to hang them is on the back, they are going to get wrapped up and delivered tomorrow afternoon. 
Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the other pieces that will be unveiled at the opening tomorrow night. This top piece, was a ton of fun to make. It was made through pure intuition and play with lots of color and metal wings. Who doesn’t love metal wings, right?! 

And this one, with it’s Greek, summer flair, is sure to take the chill out of the winter air – or at least that’s what I hope. 
Wish me luck, or to break a leg [but not really], or well, you know what I mean. 

Colorscope

One of my dear friends in Boston gave me this sweet, inexpensive ‘colorscope.’ When I stayed with her a while back she had one in her apartment hanging on the fridge. Being the girly girls that we are, we’d get up each morning, get ready and head right to the fridge to read each other’s color horoscope for the day. The ‘colorscope’ is made up of 20 commonly worn vibrant colors that gives you a little insight into your mindset for the day based on the main color you’re wearing that particular day.

When she picked me up my very own ‘colorscope’ from Paper-Source, I brought it straight into the office for a cheery way to start the day. For me, it’s become a little ritual for settling into my day. And it just so happens that today, I was told exactly what I needed. Does that ever happen to you?

“You are highly emotional and very loyal to your friends. You are disciplined, an overachiever and very serious. You have a keen understanding of the past and are aware of why things happen the way they do.”

Okay…so the first part I’m not loving but that last part just made me smile 🙂 It reinforces and gives me comfort to be on the path I’m on.