It's not a painting...it's my business card(s)
Monday, September 14, 2009
I guess this blog is technically a "work in progress", somewhat like myself and maybe alot of us. Alot of us who are in between one thing, place or person and another.
I went to a restaurant/bar in Milford, CT yesterday with a friend of mine, Lucy. There we met several people. We met a man and a woman, cousins, who were hanging out for the night drinking some beers. She a large woman in pink with bright yellow hair (it was yellow, not blond) in her mid 40s texting her 31 year old lover. And the man, a red-faced Red Sox fanatic. He shared with us that he dresses his persian cat in a Red Sox shirt (cat sized of course). Next to me sat a family from Germany. They were very intersted in learning about the locals and me. I was asked about everything from football to politics. They were visiting their sister, brother-in-law and nieces with their parents. At some point, they decided to take pictures of me. I guess they never seen a real life puerto rican. I drew they a little sketch with my facebook info and they gave me one back.
As I have been painting and creating I have begun to notice that art, like life is a work in progress. Not everyone is where they want to be or what they should be.
El Saludo- Acrylic, color chip paper, unfinshed
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Ok...So, I've been slacking off. But I swear a have a great reason. I've had a rash all over my arms and back for over a week. It's pretty hard to create art when you're itchy. I went to two doctors. One told me eczema the other poison ivy. I rather have poison ivy....so, I have poison ivy...ick! Besides that work has been...a tad stressful. I won't mention why.
I went to a lovely gallery in Bridgeport, CT., City Lights. There was an art reception for serveral Latino artists, two of whom I know.
I really missed being in the "art scene". Conversing with artists, professional and novice. I love it. I feel alive in this environment. I knew that I haven't been in the foreground in art like many of my peers but it doesn't mean I didn't yearn for it. Ahhh....art, the liveliness of the colors, the rawness of the emotions it evokes on the viewer.
Well, I see I have one follower on my blog. I have to say thank you. I hope there are others who by their faith, this blogger's goal of daily creativity will be realized.
P.S. My husband took this photo...
The Artist's hands