One of the Two Foxes

Here it is and February is almost over already. I know it’s the shortest month, but it has flown by. It’s almost March… I’m almost 30… THIS weekend is the SE Area Art Walk… and in just 5 short months I will be a flippin’ Mom!

February has gone too quickly. I am not ready for any single one of these things much less all of them! Oh, and that Mom thing? Yeah… That is the big time personal project I have been working on lately. And the project to soon consume my life, I am sure. So, for now, lets focus on what is coming before August, shall we? Namely the Art Walk?

SE Area Art Walk is happening THIS weekend. March 2nd and 3rd, that’s Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm. You can walk around the whole inner SE area (within certain limits) to visit artists in their home studios! See where they work, how they create their art, maybe get a glimpse of their process, even poke around some pretty impressive old houses in Ladd’s Addition…. But that is just a fun bonus, the ART WORK is the focus here. So come out! Brave the weather, or enjoy the sun, whichever happens, it is Portland afterall.  And support some local artist! Buy some art. Meet some neighbors, and get to know the area in a whole new way! It’s a great time, really. More maps, links and a complete artist list is available on the website at www.seportlandartwalk.com

Aaaand if you come to MY house (#32 on that handy little map here) you may even get some homemade treats!

The Map (especially important is #32)

The Map (especially important is #32 -1812 SE 11th Ave.)

As a way to focus my energies and very scattered brain these past few weeks I have been working on a new painting. Something fun and new to debut this weekend at the art walk. Something to relax me and give me a few minutes to just release instead of think and worry and stress… so I let go this time and just painted. Also a little bit inspired by a dream. I love that, don’t you? I mean what more organic and wholly your own can something be than straight from your subconscious?

So here is just a sneak peek.

One of the Two Foxes...

One of the Two Foxes…

If you wanna see the whole piece you should come out and do some art-walkin’ this weekend. See ya there!

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Push

As in I need to Push myself more often. I set some seemingly simple goals for myself at the beginning of the year and I have already NOT done them. I am a stereotypical resolution-er. (sigh)

Let’s start over. How about a painting feature. The painting was the whole goal of this endeavor anyways. Plus, I plan on painting something tonight when I get home tonight, so why not get into the mood now. This is one of my favs… right now. The tree that was in the backyard of the house that I grew up in. The house is now someone else’s to grow up in and I am told the tree is no more. But it will always been in my childhood.

Push

Push

 
When I was little it was a simple request for some fun ups and downs… back and forth… those ups and downs have changed. And now I kind of hate being pushed… and secretly love it too. Pushed. Tested. Challenged… I don’t like it, but it seems to always lead to better things I never dared dreamed of myself… things that others seem to see in me as they shove me higher and higher kicking and screaming…
 
 

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Push can be found for sale in my etsy shop, along with some jewelry featuring the print. Look for a feature on Push’s counter part Pull coming soon.