I am sure some actors (there isn't a dramatic bone in my body) must finish a scene and really "get" that they just "did" something special without really being able to put their finger on exactly what it was. I guess that is what separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls... being able to call it up at will.
The start of 2019 has been a whirlwind and flurry of energy, pushing and labor. How has it been for you? And what the heck are you creating this year?! You may as well create SOMETHING because the days and weeks are going to come and go no matter what! No matter how much we fuss, cuss, cry or moan about it,... the life we have will keep pushing until it stops... so we may as well use the breath we have to CREATE something NOW.
And don't you even go there that you aren't an artist... you create every damned day! You are an ARTIST of your own life! Yours! No one else is creating it minute by minute except YOU. (How did we get here... oh, 3 and a half weeks of very minimal sleep and a Coca Cola this afternoon *smile*) So,... you ARE an artist and every time you put fashion together, fix an amazing meal, teach your students something in a fun and new way that makes sense to them ... you are creating! BAM! I can't wait to see what you cook up next!
Remember those 3 and a half weeks of work I just told you about? Psst, pay attention! It's in the paragraph right before this one... well, I was literally living at my studio in West Philly doing a tango of eat, sleep, paint repeats to finish a project that is launching its OPENING DAY on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019! I will be there hosting an ARTIST TALK about the (4) Culture Portraits I created for the "America to Zanzibar" exhibit coming to the Please Touch Museum!! At 1:30pm I will be CREATING an AMAZING, interactive Artist Talk experience! I hope to see you there!
My Culture Portraits are interactive; you and your family will be able to learn about the Muslim Faith, Culture & Religion all within the life-sized paintings!
SEE YOU SOON!
ARTIST TALK & OPENING DAY!
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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