i carry your heart with me
16×12 encaustic collage on birch
The First Friday show went wonderfully. A steady flow of traffic came throughout the night. I was truly blessed by the many visits from friends, and was thrilled to have sold some paintings as well. Over the next week, I’ll be revealing the paintings of which you’ve only caught glimpses, and sharing some of their stories.
The painting above is a reflection on my relationship with my own love, Scott Jolley. Full of symbolism that we both find recurring in our writing and art, the painting mirrors the common bonds that bind our hearts together. This is a love letter of sorts, speaking a universal language of symbols and connection, adorned with the perfect words of e.e.cummings.
On another note, tomorrow is the launch of the Joy Journal Project. This free art journaling class will focus on the art of appreciation and joy. I will have a new assignment each month, introducing different mixed media techniques and supplies. A really nice feature of this project is the ability to jump in and out as life permits. Also, you have the option of joining online or in person. There is still time to join. Just go to the Joy Journal Project page on this website and enter the info needed to subscribe.
Note: if you believe you have joined, but have received no email with details, please contact me to be sure you are on the registry.
And another note: if you are attending in person and haven’t opened up the latest email, the location is not at Hidden Art Studio. Hurray that we have too many attending to fit here, so please note the address in your email.