This weekend, I am headed to Vegas! To find a dear friend, a sister of mine, Satu. This will be time for me to regroup, catch up on life, spend time with Satu and her family, oh and yes, Rick will be with me also.
Since the artwalk, I have experienced plenty of ideas running within my head of Girls that want to come and Play with the others. I just purchased stands, so I can make a few in motion. I just thought of how I can make them a bit more flexable. Now I want to find more stuff to start them with.
I have been working on a Day of the Dead Girl. I am already in love with her. But she has been promised to a woman, much like me, who will honor her and take care of her. I cant wait to finish her.
Meanwhile -- Viva Las Vegas! -- Should be a fun fun time -- I cant wait to get off the plane . :)
That about sums it up. SE Area Artwalk - Portland, Oregon. Just WOW
I am so thankful for all the artists who were on the board this year, so thankful for all their hard work and input. I know that I should have been there, should have attempted to do more (which was almost nothing) -- and I am setting a goal of participating in the administrative end of the Artwalk next year, 2013. I do believe that my life will be more secure and settled at that time.
So the Artwalk, how did it go ....... my Host Kelly Casperson, and I took a tally hourly, just to see. There were over 250 people, each day, walking thru her living space to look at art - her art, my art, Amanda's (her daughter) art, and Troy's (her brother) art. Traffic was great, and next year should be better - the economy is on the rise (I do believe this) and peoples spirits are somewhat high.
I sold two pieces - good for me! Kelly sold, Amanda sold, Troy sold --- what blissful feeling to know that people appreciate and love your art. The family who has several of my girls, came to adopt another! havent seen them in a couple of years. I do have a following, a small one at the moment, soon to be larger I am sure.
Happy Spring! Happy everything!
Bright Blessings for a prosperous 2012
Its been - a long time. Many things have happened.
My Daughter, has finished her radiation therapy for her *craniopharyngioma -- and it seems that perhaps we are done with this tedious path. Which I am grateful for. Although I was able to create a few girls during this process -- Vision and Brain Therapy -- and like I pretty much shared with RAW -- my children are my inspiration for much of what I create.
I have become involved -- Yes this divorced mother of two teenagers has discovered a wonderful partner - who validates me every day - makes me feel special and wonderful. Who doesn't belittle me or make me feel unworthy of love and affection.
In the process of moving my studio - into its own area -- whooo hoo! this is truly exciting, for now my creativity will no longer be intertwined with my other business (Let Robin Do It - Bookkeeping, and Administrative support) -- I am so excited for this to happen, for it will free my mind just a little bit more - and I wont be working on top of my clients projects.
I did another showcase last week on the 10th of February. Sugar does Portland. Where it was wonderful that I was invited to participate, and many people who attended were receptive to Gaelings Girls - I was somewhat disappointed that the main focus was only on the Runway aspect of the showcase. The handful of other artists and myself were really not mentioned, or attention drawn to the us. However, I know for a fact that this is exposure, and all exposure is good.
I was validated that my creations are wonderful - I have been inspired to try to create a larger girl - and lemme see ......... I discovered that thru all my soul searching, that I will succeed at everything that I aspire to do.
My life is blessed, with children who love me, and my mate Rick who believes in me and my abilities to make our world a little bit brighter.
Bright Blessings ............
*craniopharyngioma—a cystic tumor from cell remnants of Rathke's pouch (nasopharynx), usually occurring in children; this accounts for about 1%-2% of brain tumors*
*Craniopharyngioma: A type of benign brain tumor that emerges develops from embryonic tissue that forms part of the pituitary gland. Pressure on the pituitary by the tumor reduces the availability of the hormone vasopressin, raising the pressure within the cranium. A craniopharyngioma usually includes hard, calcified components within the tumor itself, and disrupts normal skull development in its vicinity. Treatment is usually via surgery.*
currently there is no cure ..... yes we could do radiation, but that will only kill the growth - the tumor will still be there - as a scar - and radiation needs to be done shortly after surgery - after they have decompressed it (again). What our team of doctors have done in the past is to insert a scope thru her nose, and cut away at the mass, suck out the fluid, and try to capture the core of the tumor, which would result in an end of the tumor filling up with fluid again. But because the mass is so sticky - it wont let go.
yes ......... it is a day to remember, yet we should always remember those of us who have passed on to another dimension.
I have been pretty quiet here -- I have been moving on to another dimension myself - from one residence to another. Sifting thru personal belongings, deciding what to take and what to leave behind. Knowing in my mind that belongings do not define one's self - painful as it might be.
I have several girls who are fighting to get out of my head -- and who I keep stuffin back into the box and asking them to just be patient and wait just a little longer. My sewing machine is once again set up, and close at hand - my travel trunk is at my feet, I can at any moment reach in and find a girl to work on. I love that part of my craft - it is portable, and I can bring it everywhere with me, if I choose to do so. I like to remain in one spot only tho.
Life, as I know it, how it has been in the past, is just that, part of the past. My future will grow, as I cultivate my garden.
blessings to any who read this -- blessings to those who don't know this exists .... blessings to my new found life.
hoppin down the bunny trail -
happy happy everything
exciting -- My adopted mom - gave me two hard shell suitcases -- to transport the girls in -- I am so thrilled
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
from the Stanford University commencement by Steve Jobs June 12, 2005
Wow ..... sometimes I stumble upon some of the most profound statements, statements that truly touch my heart.
I always wanted to do this. I always wanted to create - and now, here I am - creating and yes I am humble with my creations - I also feel good about what I have to offer. Wasn't always that way tho. I used to listen to others, who had no clue as to what I was trying to do, share, offer. And because I listened to the others .... I stopped doing what is my passion - my art - my creations. Till just recent -- I found my voice and my will.
Thank you Steve Jobs for allowing this to be posted, and for whispering to me to come and read it
in case you want to read the entire speech follow this link http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
I think --
kinda iffy -- and I have so much to do today --
Girls lay on the floor, in their traveling bags. waiting to be listed -- then comes the task of making this be known. word of mouth I guess -- **crosses fingers and toes**
yes it is the beginning ....... of a new element -- WOW! to think that I found the time, and the environment to do this. I am amazed at the things that I can achieve.
My Girls - my passion - where some actually refer them to (GASP!) as cabbage patch kids ..... I just refer to them as little works of love and creativity. Soft sculpture and the like.
Many people do not consider what I do as "ART" but it is as much of an art form as any other - but the medium is fabric, woven textiles - feathers, yarn, found stuff - that plastic netting that everyone gets around fruit.
I have some people who follow me - and some who are just now getting to know me.
So welcome to my world........ it is humble, crazy, full of life, stubbornness, ........... I am pleased that you have found me and my girls -- they are so happy to entertain you
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