Since I cannot yet share a commission that I'm currently working on as it's a gift (and a piece I am very excited about), I wanted to share a publication that will be released in March 2012 by an inspiring artist, Seth Apter of The Altered Page. I have had the priviledge of working on a mixed media project with Seth as well as a few other fabulous artists a couple of years ago on the Inner Works Collaborative. I'm also very pleased that he has chosen to include me in this publication. Thank you very much Seth for being such an encouragement to all of us creatives.
In spite of everything else in my life this summer I spent quite a bit of time working on smaller pieces which are currently for sale through the Evanescence Gallery in High River, Inglewood Fine Arts in Calgary, Saffron Gallery in Cochrane and Federation Gallery in Vancouver, as well as through Calyx Distinctive Arts on Sunday, October 23. I've also been reading a ton - it's amazing how peaceful life can be when you are forced to slow down as I was with my arm in a sling. I'm glad it wasn't my painting arm, and also glad that there are so many great books out there. A few books I really enjoyed were "The Gargoyle", "The Navigator of New York", "The Help", and "The Swallows of Kabul". As this summer has been one of challenge for me, one line in particular from the Swallows of Kabul really stuck with me:
"Take things as they come; don't turn them into a drama.
You're not piloting the ship, you're following the course of your destiny."
Very good advice, I think.
**Please be patient with me as I continue to learn this new manner of blogging - I'm still trying to add more links to my inspiration' column as there are so many who inspire and encourage me on this journey. It seems that whenever I add someone, someone else is deleted somehow. Oddly enough, it may be a user error :)**