Monday, June 23, 2008

spirtual truth spoken from my daughter

week 2 of the spoken truth series is inspired by my daughter. Until recently we didn't attend church regularly. But we found a church that seems to fit us. Our daughter confirmed this fact a few weeks ago. We were about to turn into the parking lot of the church and she starting kicking her feet excitedly. saying "my church, my church!" This is one of the many projects that was incomplete on my table, a hand made thank you card to the team at Westridge. Our church.
I have also been working on my skinny collage sisthars pages, as I mentioned in a previous post. I need to finish 23 pages by Saturday. I'll be busy painting and assembling the final pieces this week. I'll post them Sunday, so not to spoil the surprise.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

spoken truth series

This year I challenged myself to create everyday, and as a graphic designer, making jewelry, painting/creating collages, I have been happy with my progress. But, I counted my projects this weekend - I have no less than 9 projects out on my many desks, started and in various stages of incompletion. And countless others in drawers, cabinets and written in sketch books. But now, I'm making another commitment to find my true artistic voice in a evolution of completed works. A series I'm calling 52 spoken truths. The inspiration for these works are the words and sayings of the people that matter most in my life. My daughter, my Mother and ancestors, loved ones (past and present) and my own journal entries. I have been inspired by many artists that create daily paintings or complete 21 day challenges. But my hopefully achievable goal is to complete a piece of artwork a week that reflects a "spoken truth" of the people and places around me. The image above is of a collage page in an altered encyclopedia swap. But I've also used this statement for other personal work. I believe it's an appropriate start to this series, which is a journal to finding my voice, focusing my work and singing my song. good luck to everyone that is also trying to reach their goals by establishing achievable steps.