Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art Speaks

ok, so the good thing about not having the retreat is that i suddenly have some unexpected TIME!  and it turns out that i need it.  not only do i have this exciting show coming up at the gallery, but i am having to move temporarily out of my studio 8(

yikes – do you have any idea how much STUFF is in there?? (you probably do).  every day i am packing some things and piling it up in my bedroom.  the furniture will have to go in the garage while the floor is replaced.  that’s right – something to do with erosion on our back hill…. i noticed some mold on the baseboards and….. it turns out the (almost new) floor got wet and has to be removed and replaced.  ughh.

 so back to the show.  several years ago, a dear friend gave me Marry Your Muse by Jan Phillips.  i pretty much devoured it and went on to read God is at Eye Level, which has had a huge impact on my photography and the classes i teach.   through another connection, i signed up for jan’s museletter and ended up attending an event at her home last spring.  the outcome of that visit was an idea for a group art exhibit that would emphasize “hope and healing”.  jan is a great leader in this regard and i am honored to be included in this show with her and these other fine artists.  it's a theme that speaks deeply to me.... what better way to purpose our art than for hope and healing??

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.  Hafiz

Everything that comes into our circle has come to teach us what we need to know.  Pema Chodron

so i have been scrambling to get my work done while i am still in the studio.  here is a little sneak peak of some of the pieces i will be showing. it's gonna be good!!


  1. the art event sounds wonderful! wish i could hear that music...didgeridoo and flute...wow!

    i have to investigate those books...what an awesome recommendation!

    good luck with your floors/moving and show!!! your art is wonderful...love all the creativity with your photographs!!

  2. Patty, such exciting news (not about the studio though - that is no fun at all)! The exhibit in the gallery sounds so interesting and I am glad that you are there with your beautiful artwork! Enjoy it, Patty, and let us know about it!

  3. Patty there are just gorgeous. Keep me posted. They are just so peaceful and I love the quotes.


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