We Are Back…Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round and rounds.
Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round, and rounds. We lost our studio, ended up with a smaller one, lost that one, ended up living in a motel for a month, moved into a wonderful place (where we are now), health issues have constantly bugged me, we gained a great niece, lost a grand-daughter to heaven, and recently our daughter and grand-boo have moved away to another state. OH yeah, and my lights and backdrops have gone MIA and so I am trying to regroup where that is concerned. But with all this up and downs I have been still creating art, have set up a site where I have been designing high fashion clothing that is created from my own fine art and paintings.
However, I have been working on updating my Flickr site and my YouPic site. I also, of course, have my portfolio set up on Facebook. Feel free to go over to any of these sites and follow me so that you can get updates right away, otherwise, I will send you updates through my blog. I also have a blog on YouPic which they had just added and I intend to keep it very informal and site based.
I haven’t just been laying low as life has been swirling around, I have continued to work
with local photographer, Cheryl Gorski, to produce some different styles of Fine Art products until I can re-group where my own lighting and backdrops are concerned. You can see some of my collaboration works here. I also have been working with her to keep her site updated and her fashion photography posted.
I have been working on setting our home which has three stories, bedroom area, living room area, and studio/basement area This place is much larger than the last two places we have had in the 7-years we have lived in Buffalo, NY. During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer. I was able
During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer. I was able to have people over for a house warming party, I had my Grand-boo over several times before they moved away. I sat outside in the mornings and evenings just enjoying the weather and watching nature, distressing. Nothing better than watching Nature and feeling soft breezes helps one distress.
Been working hard and planning for a new grand-baby who will be arriving in July.
I am looking into trying to figure out how to get some of my designs excepted and promoted by a fabric company but so far haven’t had any luck. If any of my readers know how to go about this please send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a new member and partner with an art origination here in Buffalo, The University Heights Arts Association: UHHA – they are an arts origination that help connect business, community and local artist together. If you are a local artist in Buffalo, NY area or surrounding area – please feel free to contact me and I give you details on how you can get involved!
May you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Very Blessed New Year!
The season of love and giving is here & I want to wish each of you a happy and healthy holiday season from my family to yours. I also want to take this time to say thank you for reading my blog(s). My holidays are filled with that much more happiness because of each of you. I have truly enjoyed writing each blog and hearing back from each of you through out the year.
I have been reading up on Buddhism and the Four Noble Truths – The first noble truth is “Life is Suffering” the second one is one I am reading upon and studying upon tonight..The Second Noble Truth teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst (tanha). We continually search for something outside ourselves to make us happy. But no matter how successful we are, we never remain satisfied. – I look upon what is going on around me in the world and this makes so much sense. Greed is so prevalent. – get as much as you can get and keep grabbing, keep building. Don’t worry about anyone else just keep grabbing wealth, cars, computers, etc and that thirst for more is never satisfied. – Then I look at myself (the self) Yeah I would like a home instead of an apartment , but I don’t NEED it. I would like a better computer (I only NEED it for my business and my art, so that I may take care of my family. It is not a craving that once I get that mega computer I am going to NEED a bigger and better one – on and on- not unless my computer crashes. I have even done barter jobs for computers). I would love to have enough money to pay our bills off and to not have to worry about who is calling us on the phone, or if we are going to have enough money to pay rent. This is so Kitra Garrett can rest some and not work so hard! Other then bills and food – money is not a NEED for me. I am not a big person to “WANT” this or “SPEND” on that. As stated yesterday on a status I tend to be a bit of a cheap penny pincher anyway. Would I like to be able to spend on OTHERS once in awhile and give to charities – sure! that would be great. But, I feel there are other ways to help out too. Give of your time, of your self. Yet, I don’t see people doing this anymore. Use to be people helped people even if they didn’t have “the time” or “the money” and anymore to many people are to focused on “themselves” and not on others, again leading to the thirst (tanha) and the suffering. This Second Noble Truth really has made a lot of sense to me!