Goodbye Summer Fun, Hello September Productivity
Air Potato leaves
Have a Coke and a Dolphin.
Creeping Jenny flows.
Bright breezes swooshed through.
Poof! Blooms exploded from buds,
Joining in Glory.
I am currently preparing for the labor and delivery of… a new collection. With yesterday being the 22nd birthday of my amazing, beautiful, first born daughter, I am reminded of how similar birthing babies is to birthing paintings. Both begin with a vague conception that comes from a mysterious land beyond. Slowly but surely, they become more and more defined and take on a life of their own. The collection currently gestating in my studio is based on botanicals and, more specifically, the Japanese art of flower arrangement called "ikebana", which, in the most simple terms, is an artful, refined arrangement of flowers and other botanicals containing three elements: Heaven, Earth and Human
This year, I personally claim July 13th to be a celebration of life, in honor of Hal, and you are invited to join that celebration. Cheers (with tears) to Hal!