Sunday, January 29, 2012

Enter The Dragon Lady

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The New Year started off with a mighty roar as my hair caught on fire only moments after midnight! We were posing for a group photo and I backed up too close to the candles on the mantel and within seconds flames were shooting up the back of my head! "You're on FIRE!" my husband shouted as he tried to pat me out. Very little damage was done with the exception a few crunchy, singed off patches in my do and the wretched reak of burning hair permeating my unfortunate friend's home :-(

Always searching for the meaning in everything, when I discovered that 2012 is the year of The Dragon, it became clear to me that it was a dragon that breathed its fire on me on NYE. I have been under its spell ever since!
It is said that: The Year of the Dragon has the potential to breathe life-shaping fire! The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, good luck, innovation and passion. This will be a Red Hot year of Change and Transformation. . . I'm ready. I'm tired of waiting to be discovered, it's time to discover myself.

I know what I want to do, I know what I want to be and this year I will stay true to the path that leads me in that direction. I recently set a goal to enter a National Exhibition and was elated to be accepted to show at the Baton Rouge Museum for Contemporary Art! The show comes down this week, but you can view the catalog  HERE (I'm on pg 15). The experience proved to me how important it is to set goals and shoot for them! Next on my list is to show in Los Angeles! I'm zeroing in on The La Luz de Jesus Gallery which has a juried show every March called 'LALUZAPALOOZA'. . .

"The annual Kitschen Sync show is a gigantic, no-theme exhibition that consistently features work from the freshest and most relevant artists working today. We invite commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenic painters, students, and animators to submit, and sorted through tens of thousands of submissions before finalizing the contributor list. The show is open to all artists we have previously exhibited, as well as to brand-new, undiscovered, and underground talent. Since opening our doors in 1986, the focus has always been to grant exposure to emerging talent while continuing to showcase our established stars. This important annual exhibition is a wonderful forum for reaching our extensive list of collectors and patrons, and establishing a fan base beyond your circle of regular buyers. Previous shows have featured the biggest names in post-pop contemporary art. This show launches careers, solidifies reputations and has previewed work by artists showcased in the Whitney Biennial. We look forward to your submissions, and wish you all the best of luck." 

I threw down the gauntlet to my buddy Aaron in a friendly challenge to motivate and inspire one another to aim for La Luz. Here is his Righteous submission:

If one of us gets in it will be a win for both.

on the subject of team-work, check out our art showing at
The Space Monkey
in February, Opening this Friday 2/3  starting at 6pm
5511 SE 72nd Avenue, PDX
There will be Live Music by Brave Julius, Luke Redfield, and David Gillette

Espresso bar and snacks
Free beer
Kid friendly

See you there!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Muchas Gracias

It feels pretty good to Like what I'm doing, but it feels Extra Awesome when other people like it too. I know that some people in particular don't even like what I make, but they like that I'm making it and it's that kind of support that keeps me going! Thank you for being a part my journey.