Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Dare to dream?

I just love hearing about people who have a dream or some sort of wonderfully creative idea and decide to take a risk and make that idea come to reality. There are two such people in my life who have taken the plunge and dared to dream. My sister, Kathy, for one has finally gotten her online shop up at www.liquidskyarts.com . It is so cool. She has made these beautifully hand crafted necklaces and pins that are truly one of a kind. I just know her shop will be a success! The other person that I am so proud of ( I am officially in cheerleader mode now) is my good friend Nicky. She has just decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher, but for her that dream comes with many obstacles. Nicky not only has three children but a full time job as well, and she is going to college for the first time. It has definitely been a while since she has been in school. She was a little worried about being the only thirty something in a sea of teenagers, but as she put it, she is getting her shit together. I think that she already has it together. As for me, I just canceled a show, due in part to the amazing amount of stress I was beginning to feel over it. This particular venue was requiring me to create an ungodly amount of drawings and paintings, and having them framed in such a way that was completely against my aesthetic which made my stomach turn every time I thought about it. So I decided that if it feels that wrong, it probably is. I am still working on some new pictures and I think it is about time for that wishful picture that I seem to paint every year about getting out of the arctic zone to a warmer climate. Here is one such picture titled Cheap Wine and Sunshine. What girl doesn't need a banana yellow jumpsuit and a pair of hot pink go go boots?


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you for listening to your artistic soul. Bravo! And I'm loving this picture...makes me want to go out and get a pair of hot pink boots!

--Stephanie
creaturebug.typepad.com

8:41 AM  
Blogger Liquid Sky Arts said...

It feels really good to have taken the plunge, a euphoria.
Can't wait to see you this Saturday! I have to call you, I might need to borrow an outfit for the party. ;)

12:26 PM  

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