Monday, May 03, 2010

Holy Toledo, it's ta da list time!!!!

Where did the month of April go? As usual, I have bitten off a bit more than I can chew these days, and I am looking at my calendar with feelings of both joyful anticipation and dread at the same time. Does this happen to everyone, or just me? I think I am going to have to get into the habit of actually penning onto my calendar some down time, and scheduling the act of doing nothing in the same way that I schedule everything else.

In spite of how daunting my calendar looks these days, I am really feeling exhilarated by life lately. I don't know exactly what has changed - me perhaps? Could that be? I just know that the more distance I put between me and my marriage, and life "before," the better I feel, about everything. I feel like I am becoming me, more and more. And truthfully, I had no idea how un-me I had become -- how much energy I invested in reacting to someone else, instead of living my own life.

So this is what's been keeping me busy this month...
I taught art journal class number three with Marilyn;
Designed a new logo for my friend Brenda's business..."Cleo's House of Crafts/Home Collection";
Experimented in monoprinting (and a flip video) using Elastack;
Made plans for a fabric-paper workshop with Marilyn coming in June;
Participated in an art exhibit called Art de Cure to benefit diabetes research (and sold two out of three pieces so far!!)
Enjoyed a wonderful art date with my friend Peggy to make heart paintings (super fun day!!);
Created a swap journal page for/with my friend Melanie;
Began a new web design with Melissa from Stampassion (it's coming, I swear!!);
Hung artwork for a new exhibit that opens Friday at the Albany Art Room (called Alternate Substrates)...

These are two of several pieces that will be in the show.
Fly Home

18 x 24, mixed media assemblage on window screen

Letters Home

9 x 12, mixed media assemblage on mailbox door


Peggy Beck said...

Oh Kerri, these pieces are wonderful and exhilerating. Watching your art evolve is an inspiration to me as I too build a new life and gives me hope for the future.

I love the different materials you chose and love the compositions.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME pieces -- congratulations, too, on the show. That's awesome! Also, three chears to finding YOU inside.


Anonymous said...

Oops...I meant three cheers (me fingers do me thinkin' sometimes)!

Marilyn Rock said...

Kerri; love the journey you're on and privileged to be part of it! You are incredible my friend! Love ya - M xxoo

Createology said...

Hi Kerri. That is quite a list of accomplishments for such a short amount of time. Your art is showing how happy you are these days. I love your window screen mixed media. Happy creating...