outflows and inflows of creativity

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Life

My art has taken a new direction, as have I. Or I should more properly say, we both have come into our own.

I have decided to live my life in honesty and in truth, to acknowledge who I am.

I am a lesbian. Always have been.

I am fortunate to live in this time, where I can write these words without too much fear. Although to be truthful, there is still some pause.

I am still very aware, when my partner and I go into a business, of the looks. Granted, we are in the Original Deep Deep South, and it is more accommodating up North. But I have a brand new awareness. This is just one of the many reasons for moving to Kalamazoo, where it is more accepting.

If you want to help with the big move, there is still time. Here's the link to my story and project on Kickstarter.

"Out", 16"x 24" sepia conte crayon on paper, 2012
"Kiss", 12"X 18" charcoal on paper, 2012
So here are two lesbian art pieces. Hope you like.


Here is another of my recent paintings. Sacra, 36"x48", acrylic on canvas, 2011.

New Commission

I have been very fortunate to get some commissions lately. One of them I thought I would share. It is a work in progress. I will post the completed drawing when finished.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Venture

Today marks a brand new chapter, the latest in a long line of new chapters, and an exciting one.

I am making plans to move to Kalamazoo, MI, where I have a wonderful new opportunity to grow as an artist. Actually, I have been growing as an artist for some time now, in leaps and bounds.  This will give me a entirely new direction. I will, for the first time in my life, be moving away from home. And at the ripe old age of 47! So, more accurately, I will be expanding my horizons, spreading my wings, flying.

At the upper left of this blog, I have posted a video that I have posted on Kickstarter.com. This is a service that allows people to ask for funding for all sorts of projects. One section is art related. I hope you will click here and view my entire submission, and maybe donate to my cause. There are rewards for each level of donation, and I hope you will at least look, and pass this along to all your contacts.

Here's the link -http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/57918412/life-begins-47 Thank you in advance.

Here is another new artwork, 3298+, 36"x 48" acrylic on canvas, 2011. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I Am Back!

After 4 long years I have finally graduated! With honors!

But what changes these four years have wrought. Some I can share, and some I cannot.

I have gotten a divorce after 26 years. This did not happen overnight, and the rumblings began long ago. Lets just say, for now, that I have finally come into my own skin for the first time. I have emerged from the chrysalis, and my wings are filling, about to stretch toward the bright sunshine.

In the meantime, here's some current work. More to come.

"She", 36"x48" acrylic on canvas, 2011