|"The Star - Grace" (1993)|
|the pink room|
The point to all of this is that I need to not only rescue the house, but need to generate some income in the future, and my idea is to find roomates, or create a sometimes B&B, especially during the winter months here in Arizona, when the gem show goes on and the snowbirds flee harsh winters.
|kitchen with "La Mariposa" presiding|
Hanging some of my artwork has been interesting - I find myself reflecting that many of the works I most love, that are most deeply important to me...............most people can't relate to at all.
It''s been an irony in my life that the work I consider my most challenging or conceptually successful nobody seems to want, and the things I make for fun, like many of my masks, always sell and people notice. There are times, to be honest, when I churn out yet another Green Man mask, happy that someone will enjoy wearing it, happy that it pays the bills, and yet............
I feel sometimes that the work I'm most proud of sits in a closet, lost or destroyed. The painting above, "Grace", for example.
|the blue room|
So, forgive me friends, if I'm not very literate these days............swinging a hammer seems to do that. But wanted to share the current fruits of my labor, and a wonderful reflection on gratitude by film maker Louie Schwartzberg (thanks again to Charlie Spillar). He is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose career spans more than three decades. I found the imagery here so inspiring.....it's good to remember, every single day, what a gift the day is.