When You Said That – A reaction to words spoken.
How easily words can rock a fragile world. They can bruise the soul, or they can lift it. The tone, a glance, or even just a breath, taken right before or just after the words spill out, fill the awkward space around us.
Thank you: 12,000 painting fans!
Time has whipped by since I started my Facebook fan page, on June 29, 2010. My entire life has changed, since then: at that time, I was working 4 days per week as a graphic artist, coming home to paint on weekends. In August, 2011, the corporate job ended, and I launched myself, full on, into my painting career. Since that time, I’ve been represented by Muse Gallery in Toronto, Saatchi Online has been selling my work to collectors online, as well. Not to be forgotten: Anthropologie, the US retail chain bought a number of pieces of my art, and even reproduced some pieces on various pieces of merchandise (rugs, bags, and a bedding collection). It’s been an exciting year for me. A couple of months ago, I signed a little contract with Warner Brothers too, as they will be using my art in one of their upcoming feature films, A Winters Tale (to be released in 2013). It stars Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Matt Bomer and Colin Farrell, among other big Hollywood names. This morning, my Facebook fan page reached a lofty 12,000 fans.
Whew! I’m out of breath, and delighted… Thank you!
Don’t Judge Me
Words peck, like sharp beaks, through my thin skin. I feel each jab, each poke, all the while, pretending not to. I put on a brave face and continue what I was doing, and eventually, the pecking stops, and turns into a swirl of giggles and laughter. I join in. It is funny, actually. I breathe easily again, and reflect upon how sensitive I can be, at times.
26 Minutes – a series of unexpected events
In everyone’s lives there are sporadic periods of intense and uncommon energy, where occurrences and/or people intersect strangely and then diverge again, leaving vivid memories, residual emotions, and a different sensibility in their wake.