Friday, October 19, 2012

i am so excited to be back from my two big teaching gigs of Create in Chicago and Art is....in CT. Both groups were filled with the most amazing woman taking my classes....so thrilled to be able to create and make art! For 2013 i have some very exciting teaching venues which i will post soon.... maybe get the little thingy on the side bar that lists teaching venues...when i think how far i have come in the last two years, emotionally it amazes me.....i do feel that my art helped me through a very dark place in my life...and damn if i am still not using those cheery colors!!!love my periwinkle, magenta etc..... i can appreciate dark, brooding art but for me....not so much....i cannot nor want to move away from my color palette...it is who i am.
just a few pics......

  this painting is for a boy named CJ who is a warrior....i call it CJ's Warrior Flag. CJ is battling cancer and he lives on the west coast....i sent him this painting...for a couple of reasons.....
one reason being i have a boy who is nineteen, i love him to death....and these last couple of years have not been easy....but my boy has never had cancer. CJ does and he is 12. Now when my boy was twelve he was just like CJ....he loved his BROS. he loved his dogs, he loved his Mac and Cheese. Playing Manhunt....riding bikes....getting chill zones.....alll things 12 year old boys should be doing. 12 year old boys should not have cancer. No kid should have cancer. So not for nothing.....this kid is a bad ass warrior. He needed a flag painting, and I needed to paint it for him.  stay strong with your battle CJ...
you are a warrior....and you are bad ass! Kick the Can and kick it hard!

and then there is this painting.....



because i am finally at a place in my life where i can sit and breathe. that may sound easy and for many it is....however...i am finding myself in a place i thought i would never be. and i am ok. i love my kids, my dogs...and like 3 shirts and a pair of jeans...the rest is just "stuff"....i really have found i am not a "stuff" person. i just want to make time each day to sit in a chair and reflect. it clears my head. I have not met CJ.....but i know my own kids, and if they were sick i do not know if i could be bad ass. it really got me thinking....about what we "need" and what we "want". love your children fiercely.
xoxox
sue