Small series on forgiving
The Rolling with love
IF you are visiting with my new show,
you might notice a small collection of works connected by the imagery
of embroidered 1970's era butterflies and flowers.
The images were made by my examination of a pillow my
mother made when I was a child.
My mom was excellent with needlework. This pillow is actually more playful than her usual pieces,
But in a sweet bright 70's colored way. Compared to her other works,
which were more classic in color and design. Yet, the stitching is complicated
and advanced, as you can see.
I have come to observe and be grateful for the beauty in these creations.
I wonder where I was and what we were doing when they were made years ago.
Thinking through what a mom does and thinks and escapes or stays for.
Aren't we complex?
Could you forgive a mom that disconnects from her children?
How about if she is makes beautiful things while she does?
I hope you can enjoy these paintings as I did making them.
I grew to love the woman that created them, and me :)
Forgiveness just follows.
Opening this Friday :)
The week is here! The week that includes Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?
It will be a wonderful day for me! The opening for my paintings to be seen at Arriviste in Pittsburgh is Friday the 13th, 2019. WHOOT -- what openings means to an artist? a chance to talk about the work you see I have made. I get nervous, naturally, but please come and say hello!
This show :DO OVERS: Strength in the Recovery: coming up is very dear to me. It's the liberation of a grief that revealed itself to me at the New Year.
It's September now, and I do love setting this show up, standing back and looking at how I processed this.
What might be helpful to know while you look at these paintings is that I am not a strictly an oil painter but for a handful of times. These oil paintings were created to cover older found oil paintings. In other words, I have been learning the ins and outs of oil paints! It's a world of complications, but joys within.
The biggest thing I learned was that I have MUCH MORE to learn, and that's exciting!
I will post the paintings, or send them out to my subscribed email group during the show's opened time, through October.
I'm selling ol' art supplies n'at
Tomorrow only in Pittsburgh
ALong with like, 69 other venders.
I'm bringing paintings, random art things that have
collected in life home that would love your new eyes on them.
Hope to see you there!
This Sunday I will be selling some art and art supplies at this sale in Pittsburgh.
Find my table and say hello!
Lots of good deals and venders will be there.
@ Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media
June 30th 10am-4pm
Hope to sell you something ;)
A new website is being built!
I'm grateful to be able to share my art with you.
Over the next couple of weeks (transfers and such times, I'm not so sure on)
I will be switching over to a new site.
I have been hatching many ideas this year and a new website will be the perfect place to showcase them. Thank you for bearing with me in 2019. I have been busy on the homefront, unable to blog or update this much. Cleaning house; Takes time underground.
I look forward to my new projects with new tools sharing my lessons learned!
To get notice of the website switch over be sure to join my newsletter.
I'll still be @ victoriacableart.com
You are an artist!
My current employment involves me painting on display at paper with ink, focused not engaging with people in the room.
It's not about that, but it's what I do in within the ABOUT.
Recently, while focused on the papers surface while making brush contact, I became aware of a young girl sitting on her mother's lap that had situated themselves on the hard granite floor to watch behind me. I could feel a warm presence, and hear faint whispers, one fast, the other slow and particular in answer.
I painted for much longer than I thought spectators would watch before turning to peek at my audience.
The girl grew from sitting to standing to address me. He mother encouraged her by a reminder, " You have a question? " She egged the girl on.
It's funny that I don't remember her initial question past the manner of curiosity and the crisp sweet of her words in asking.
What I do remember is I after I asked her if she liked to paint, she burst out "Yes", with a powerful nod.
Her mother blended in a loving laugh to add she has made many, many paintings.
The girl told me distinctively that she just had made "a self portrait ...at my school".
She actually said this to me;
" When I grow up I am going to be an artist." Proudly stated.
"Oh, That's is wonderful!" I said. I don't remember what I added, but I do know what I regret NOT saying.
I didn't know my error until after she left the gallery.
I wanted to Call out after her;
: "YOU ARE AN ARTIST! NOW! "
Already! You paint and you love it. you are an artist always!
As much as anyone is, at any age Growing up to be an artist is really, growing into the artist you are!
If the mom and child ever read this; please let me paint this title for you
"You are an artist!"
And sorry I wasn't quick enough on my feet to say it to your daughter there on Monday.
I made a secret new years years resolution to blog once a week.
It is so secret! I haven't even done it yet. Third week into 2019.
It's a bit daunting in my Weebly site. I have to type on a keyboard, and load images on my phone. It binds my will. But that has been this way for two years. It won't change.
SO I will.
Blog more. DO it.
Read and follow will help me.
The summer days have been pushing past in force.
I have been floating in very personal sketches and note taking since my
return from Penland in July.
A new solo show is coming next month.
In Pittsburgh, up for two months. I will share details next posts.
Just giving a hello now.
(back to sketching)