workings : seek the journey
i have been messing with this piece since, well forever it seems.
trying several different paths to work it out. each time, i put it
to the side. but it really bothers me peeking out of its lonely corner.
the last time i worked on it put a little elephant over the eye of
the girl. the elephant is actually a piece of an ikea napkin, that
i took from a party.
today i put her back up on the table to show her some love and
as i sat there looking at that little pink elephant...it slowly
came to me. i am a great admirer of pixie campbell and her
knowledge of how the wild protects us, how they walk with us.
her love of the "wild things" is something i am so intrigued by...
and inspired by pixie and all that she offers this world.
and with that i began to think of the gracious souls i spent 5 days
with on the oregon coast. each one showing up, checking the ego.
each of us again peeking into each others windows, realizing that
no matter what is on the outside, it is the inside that is most
beautiful. we each hold our fears, loves and goals inside that
plump red heart that glows the yellow light. right. always finding
that she may be just as scared as i am. that she is working so hard
to keep her family together. that she is working 3 jobs too just
so with all of those thoughts and inspirations....today i am working
on me and my painting. not done yet. i have a way to go. but right
now, i am happy to have the elephant in my house, towards the door.
"At our CORE, buried deep within the foundation of who we have
come to know ourselves to be, we find our truth, our spirit and
our art. Our intuition hangs honest & heavy, resting in the bellies
of the bodies we were blessed with. Our spine holds our heads up
high, keeps our courage close and allows us to stand up tall for all
the good things we believe in. Our spirit & our light - the very forces
of our life - spark somewhere softly in the middle of who we are,
reaching out toward one another with longing, forever hoping
to be heard."
Saturday November 7th 2009
822 Wall Street 2nd Floor
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90014
i am so excited to be part of this exhibition. hop on over and
check out the other wonderful artists, if you are in the area.
check out the woman i have the honor of sharing the
Christine Mason Miller
Mati Rose McDonough