Photo by Nica Guerrero
This week’s New Moon brings an abundance of creative energy and abundant pathways in new possibilities. I hope all of you are enjoying this surge of energy. While it may feel disquieting in some ways to some of you, new doors will be opening to those who move ahead with the uplifting energy.
I am continuing to paint as well as create in my basement studio. If you check out the painting on my home page at the very top, you will see a collage constructed from Japanese paper and sumi-e ink. I love the haiki brush and ink, and I love the Japanese papers I find at my local art store, Preston’s Art Supplies, that is like the Moses (Father) of art supply stores here in Louisville. Their selection of Japanese paper has me salivating with creative fervor, big time!
Though my goal is to have a studio for creating my art work, I am currently grateful for my basement, waterlogged but still a concrete real space for painting. My hope is to generate a studio space through my creative process. I do not think this is an unreasonable dream as I have been a professional painter for over 40 years.
So my idea is to finance this dream with my creative process. You can see my shopify website here, so see all the fabulous fashions that are flowing like an electric waterfall of exciting creative abundance.
Sometimes prolonged hardship can generate this kind of creative abundance and so now after one of the hardest years I have ever survived in 35 years of teaching , I am so grateful for my Summer break, this opportunity to explore and expand my creative ocean.
This year has been hard for Kentucky teachers, as you may have heard, due to the issues emerging from challenges generated through the legislature and the governor of Kentucky, as the passage of a Sewage Bill , which began a malevolent hacking away of our pension plan, a breaking of a contractual agreement, a legal contract. But faith, reason and courage combined with the power of our unity gives Kentucky Teachers renewed hope each day in the unfolding of our current challenges. The challenges continue, and the teachers will not give up.
Meanwhile, Summer brings an At-Last! kind of renewal and period of hope and renewal through creative abundance and faith.
Though the process of constructing my paintings into fashion, I feel the elation of purpose in creating for everyone in this endeavor. The fashion line I am creating: “Evening Splendor,” combines the feel of casual comfort with the look of dressy occasion. And making these clothes is just so much fun!
Now I am going to ask for your opinion. Vote on your favorite Evening Splendor outfit. Just put your answer in the response box below, or if you don’t want to fool with joining WordPress, please send your vote directly to my email here.
Here are your choices:
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