Thursday, October 11, 2012

Art is me….

Art Is You was

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all about just being YOU.

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Comfortable in your own skin…

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Enjoying great times with loving friends

(Patti, Linda, Terry, Me, Terry, dominos, wine)…

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Tutu and tiara wearing ecstasy…

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(fellow fairy, Linda E. & me)

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Getting to meet and learn from inspiring peeps in person…

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Like Pam Carriker, who is an amazing, and oh so knowledgeable teacher !

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And long time on-line friend, Mary-Beth Shaw, who is not only uber-talented but just plain adorable and fun !

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And then there were my two days spent exploring my own artistic language with the awesome, Tracy Verdugo. I feel so lucky to have had that time with Tracy, who is from Australia, and traveling around the US right now, sharing her talents and her love of intuitive painting.

My 30 X 30” canvas went from this

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all the way through to…

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this final product that I brought home with me.

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I love it a lot.

It is filled with all kinds of sweet spots that remind me of all the steps it took to create the final piece

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Each little sacred mark is a little piece of me…

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and a reminder of what it is like to “Be Here Now.”

Art is You was a great time, creatively and socially. I am home now, and though I am kind of exhausted from go-go-going and not sleeping so well for my 4 nights there,  my creative juices are filled up. And it was great to spend so much time with such awesome like-minded artist people!

Now it will be time to settle in and put all that good stuff to use !

Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones !

23 comments:

Snap said...

wonderful, wonderful! I'm having a great time reading posts from the attendees ... didn't know I *knew* so many! :D :D

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Janet said...

Looks like a lot of fun...love the tutu and tiara! And your new art piece is fantastic...all those wonderful sweet spots and all that gorgeous purple! Love it!!

lynne h said...

welcome home, dear Big Heart. you look so beautiful in all of the pics... xoxo

Sherry said...

Such a wonderful weekend...with "old" peeps and "new" peeps (and hey old peeps, I'm not calling you OLD! lol!) and peeps you've only known online but now in real life, up close and in person. The fun of tiaras and tutus and being "you" (you would not you without those purple converse!)..and creating juicy art. I'm so glad that you had the experience! ♥

Olivia said...

WOW! I really love your piece, My Queen! A whole, whole lot. You can see how meaningful it is because you break it down into its component parts. And YOU are beautiful as well, happy and appropriately dressed with your crown. Rest and enjoy creating and being home, xoO

jgr said...

Oh, it looks like SO. much. FUN! And I love your canvas, thank you for showing us all the steps, too.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Art IS you, dahling! And it looks mahvelous on you!

beth said...

wow wow wow.....what a time you had !!
i can feel it !!!
and did you tell mary beth or did mary beth say anything about me, as we go WAY back. i have known her for 8 years now....too cool that you got to meet and have a class with her !!!

now rest your creative soul and mind.....it's fall. you're allowed to do that now :)
xoxoox

Julie Prichard said...

I agree....you look beautiful AND alive!

eb said...

2
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tutu
TOO fun!

Dianne said...

Your painting is amazing! One of these days I'm going to be able to go to a workshop like that....

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the tutu and your piece
Hugs
SueAnn

rachel awes said...

i love the art
of you being you
+ your canvas from
tracy's workshop
is gorgeous!!!
looove! xoxox

Marit said...

I would have loved to be there and meet all those awesome teachers (ánd you!) I always smile when I see a pic of your sneakers... I have the exact same! (yep, even the color!) The painting is fabulous!!! So much in it (thanks for the photos of the process). I love it!

Seth said...

It was great to see you there...and the painting you made in Tracy's workshop is beyond amazing.

her father's daughter said...

you are definitely The Queen of my heart! Rockin those tutus! we were badass, eh?
Linda (other Linda)

NANCY LEFKO said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you at AIY, I was only there from Fri-Sun....but I love seeing what you've created and reading about your fun! Hopefully we'll meet next year :)

Judy Shea said...

Kim.. this is so cool. I love what you and couple of my other artsies did in Tracy's class. I would never attempt that on my own. I think we were at the table for lunch on Sunday.

kimmie said...

wow - 4 nights! that sounds like a blast! I love your canvas - and your matching purple hand :)

Tracy Verdugo said...

Beautiful, beautiful you and beautiful, beautiful painting! I LOVED having you in class with your exuberance and positive energy...so glad you enjoyed the process AND the outcome!! See you next year! xoxox

Kate said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time. Love the purple piece. I love working that way. I'll be posting some of my new work soon. I had a blast in Sedona.
Big Love coming your way.

Amanda St.Clair said...

Awesome! A tutu and tiara should be worn every day! Love it!