Do you ever feel out of sorts....hazy....a mere shadow of yourself? ~
Lately, I've been feeling like this. Maybe it's because I've been so busy. Or...maybe it's because I've been plagued by horrible nighmares. Nightmares that revolve around my mom during the time she was very sick, right before she passed away. Vivid, colorful, horrible, depressing, exhausting nightmares! They follow me all day.
Still, I find my way. Tugging in all the goodness I can find. Wrapping myself around the favorable fragrances of daylight...temporarily forgetting the deathly smorgasbord of my sleep.
Black and white, love and hate, day and night...contrasts ~ the good with the bad. As a rule, we must have some of both in order to appreciate our life to the fullest, yes? So, with that being said, let me also share with you some fabulous and dreamy "stuff" as well!
As some of you may already know, I have a collage hanging in an exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside California ~
I would never have participated in this event if it weren't for my friend, Shell~
We participated together and supported each other through the process ~
Shell is a fabulous and extremely versatile artist. She's a master with color, especially turquoise ~
The Curatorial was last Thursday and I actually won a free year's membership to the museum for my entire family. The curator has also asked me to consider teaching a class about ACEOs at the museum. How lovely to pass on my little bit of knowledge regarding small format art. To say the least, I am humbled!
After the conversation with the Curator regarding ACEOs, I realized that it's been well over a year since I created an ACEO, so I managed to get 2 done this week ~
Guardian of the Masquerade
Both of these originals can be found in Gerushia's Etsy Shop.
On the homefront, I've been dabbling about in the garden. I decided to plant some vegetables this year (oh my, they've grown since these photos were snapped) ~
Oh...and we lost an entire limb from our Nectarine tree~
There were lots of ripe Nectarines on that limb, but nothing went to waste~
I made a pie ~
and since I already had flour from head to toe (I'm a messy pie maker), I figured I may as well thaw some of my Boysenberries~
and make a berry pie as well ~
They were both so yummy and I feel blessed by the opportunity to offer such homemade goodness to my family.
Here in the oven of the Southern California desert, the days are so intensely hot, I find my way outdoors in the evening to enjoy the sunsets ~
and glowing night roses ~
In the yellow heat of the day, I find my way to the studio to daydream and imagine ~
and create little pieces of curiosity...playing with paints ~
dreaming up stories for my "characters" ~
Beyond the shadows and nightmares, there is light and dreams and hope. Sometimes it's obvious and glorious, and sometimes it's quiet, tucked away in our Everydays.
Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World