(Top picture from Iceland residency, bottom picture from Ashfield residency)
I love my blog as a time capsule, to skim through posts and visually see work as well as to read my musings. It truly is a gift at this time of year to take an account and pay attention to certain standout particulars in my art and life. However, this year has an irregular appearance almost awkward like a pre-teen, a little of this and that, intense feelings and questions appearing in poems and collages, paintings about growth, cellular growth...Iceland about self-discovery (recovery?)...my movie completed, Running Still.
What was this past year about?
Rainbow out the bus window on my way to BAER artist residency Iceland
Rainbow my first day at Wellspring artist residency Ashfield, MA
I think the only way I was able to be willing to try to grow my hair out was ACCEPTANCE of whatever would be, good and bad no longer mattered.
So perhaps this past year was about growth, a new beginning that seems to be starting from a place in myself that I departed from 22 years ago with a bottle of bleach.
I am really excited to be alive, growing and evolving in 2012.
My wishes for 2012 are that this newly found sliver of self acceptance transpires in my work and that I have the courage to continue opening to what I don't already know, allowing good and bad to fall away so I may be enough as is. (Please wish me luck.)
My wishes for you are the same, that you experience a time that your truest self shines forth and finds peace in being enough and that we all can love each other as we individually are.
All my heart for 2012 and thank you for being with me.