Giddy Moments

Much of our life is spent figuring out “what doesn’t work” or “what we don’t want to do” in order to get to where we want to be.  I have spent YEARS making mistakes that are now valuable bites of information as I march forward. Do you remember reading Dr. Seuss’s “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” ?  One of my favorite books, the wise Dr. Seuss captivatingly reminds me

“that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.”

Brilliant words Dr Seuss, brilliant words. We’re not entitled to have an easy life. But that makes the highlights so much sweeter.

All those multiple hang ups- sloppy, tearful critiques, disturbingly bad paintings, and those years where I was just generally struggling to figure out the nuts and bolts of life (still an ongoing process, of course), all brought me to now! Making art every single day!

Giddiness overtakes me daily; life’s moments of goodness crystallizing at a catching point.  I think that my ear-to-ear grin must make strangers wonder what I’m up to, or what I’m on.

Although this time of year feels a bit crazy, that’s something to stop and cherish. I am doing        e x a c t l y what I love, and am meant to be doing on Earth. I am so grateful for this moment in time, even if it all blows away tomorrow. No doubt that wheelbarrows full of future hang-ups and bang-ups will eventually tumble out. But for now, I am happy to share the fruits of my work, and the Earth is peaceful for me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Electric green metal frame at Alltmonts Frame shop.     

Electric green metal frame at Alltmonts Frame shop. 

 

 

Joyful, whimsical New Orleans Christmas Cards! Also, those yellow flowers- those were literally growing out of the building next door to my studio. Excellent find.

Joyful, whimsical New Orleans Christmas Cards! Also, those yellow flowers- those were literally growing out of the building next door to my studio. Excellent find.

Clipping threads from a recent commission. The pieces' theme: The Birds meet the Yellow Brick Road.

Clipping threads from a recent commission. The pieces' theme: The Birds meet the Yellow Brick Road.