Saturday, January 8, 2011

January has traditionally been a very blah month. Business is usually slow, nothing much to do (except for one big thing at the end of the month!). To make a positive out of it, I am going to make new art in my pastel style. I sat and thought, "what do I want to draw?"........and looked back at my last piece. Alice in Wonderland, I'll do it again! Yes, my favorite. Maybe a series of them. What could be better? I thought of that crazy cheshire cat... and wikipeida-d him. Turns out the cheshire cat came before Lewis Carroll is an old english phase that describes someone who "is laughing, showing all their teeth and gums". Hmmm. The cat in Alice in Wonderland is quite the character, posing philosophical questions, having nonsensical conversations and disappearing!! Sounds like some contemporary people I know. There have been many variations on him, looking cute, silly and a bit ominous. I go for a cross between the ominous , interesting and intelligent, with a touch of silly. Here is my "Alice and the Cheshire Cat" as she first meets him crossing through a field.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Today is 1.1.11. Nice numbers! 11:11 has been popping up for me, for a long time. I know it sounds crazy, but I consider it good luck and use the moment to communicate with the universe, sometimes asking for help, expressing my feelings, asking questions....being open. Having just realized it is 1.1.11 ( and feeling a little "duh" for "just" realizing it) , I feel I have an entire day to be open to the possibilities out there, open to express myself fully, to ask the cosmos for anything, to give anything. We have a new year starting today, and it will have so many opportunities to define ourselves. Each day we can make a decision in the right direction, make something artistic , be nice to someone, reconsider a negative loss, look for a new project, learn something, take a deep breath and try not to react harshly when you encounter negativity. What I am saying is that we can allow the new year to be new.... new you, new me. Start fresh, like a baby, with clear eyes, unbiased by the past, but with still the wisdom of our years. 1.1.11, make a wish......ALL DAY LONG!