WELCOME to my blog and creative art space!

Since our retirement and relocation to the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, (where we proudly admit to being "Punatics") my artistic energies have largely gone into our new home, addition of an ohana/apartment, and our acre of land. We have planted fruit trees, built lava walls, dug holes, reclaimed the boundaries from the jungle, and developed the landscaping.

During all this rewarding, hard work, I have wondered in what way the art I had been creating (you can see some below) would transition to reflect this dynamic island life. I have doodled in an art journal as impressions arose, splashed color, scribbled images, words, half-formed raw ideas, inklings of bold color, and fractal-like geometry -- all rather abstract. So, what do I do with all these musings, particularly since it is so VERY different from the art I was creating in Humboldt County?

I have some beginning shapes now and color; it is time to play. I'll try to add some of my thoughts here, for those few who are curious. And, if you'd like to know more, you can email me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

"You're Skakin' My Confidence Daily" Completed!

I am SO proud of how this turned out!!

If you look at November's posts, you find the "pile" that was on my table as I began this piece for entry into the Morris Graves Museum of Art - December Exhibition.

There are SO many cool metaphorical details in this assemblage, I encourage you to read the explanation so you don't miss any.

For 2010, I set a goal to complete 24 new pieces -- quite a stretch, but "Shakin'..." represents #22, and of that I am quite proud.

I have also sold 13 pieces which is also gratifying. As a gallery owner (Many Hands Gallery - Eureka), December may be busy, so we'll have to see what else may come through in this busy month.