Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Turkey Day

This photo is funny to me... it reminds me of a story from the farm I grew up on in NJ. Yes, that is true a farm in NJ. It's not called the Garden State for nothing. My great grandfather had cut the head off the turkey for dinner and my father flung it over his shoulder. The wings of that "dead" bird flapped for what seemed like hours and beat the heck out of my father's shoulders. I still remember thinking it was the craziest thing I would ever see. I couldn't have been more than six.

In the next year, I hope to continue to share with you in this blog the things that inspire me to make art. It sounds haute or uppity to me to say that. I was really moved in the last show by an old family friend who was able to see the work for the first time. He was near tears as he called me from the show as he said, "It is all there on the wall. Your life, family and all the laughter." It really struck a chord with me. I tend to be very secretive and mysterious about where these things come from. Or maybe it is a protectiveness.

Often the question people ask is "How do you get these ideas?"  I really don't know what to say about that other than I live and love, walk dogs, drink tea, watch people, work hard and hustle, be interested, write down my dreams, read, find and never stop learning. (& far to much facebook) But it is all there. I will try my best to share more of this with you.

I am especially thankful this year... 

I have 4 new nephews and 2 new girl cousins.
Everyone is healthy and happy.
Art is still being made
and you have supported the work.

That I am most grateful for.

I hope your holidays are filled with joy.

All the Best,

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