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day 5, #ichooselove, the show

April 26, 2013 I had my first opening and show in over 6 years. The first one since my oldest child was born. It was a coming out as an artist in Connecticut and as a mom(sounds dramatic I know, it was...).

It was also the first time I had done anything publicly remembering my brother Zach since he died. Don't get me wrong, pretty much any nice evening when the sky is clear and I have a drink and a moment I'll head outside, look to the sky and send out a message or two to those who have moved on. This show however was indoors, had lots of people, my art, and, well, I still had a drink in my hand, but there were other people, and it was indoors so it was different...

I painted over 40 pieces for the show. I hung 13 of them. The pieces I hung were the most recently done and were all in watercolor. All were based upon sacred geometry in some way shape or form, and most of them revolved around the heart. I learned the most doing these final pieces about the process, my process, geometry, intersections and overlaps, and really what I want to say with my paintings that I put out to the world.

I will likely go back to the other nearly 30 pieces I had been working on since December and rework them given the lessons I referenced up above. For now however, these 13 pieces made up the show. I'm excited to share them with you in this online gallery space.

Any profits I made from the paintings and prints I sold on the 26th of April is being donated to an organization supporting homeless youth and runaways(TBD). Soon, I will be offering these prints here as well and will be making donations from the proceeds of this work on an ongoing basis. This makes me pretty darn happy!

#ichooselove, the name of the show on April 26, the body of work I completed for this show and will continue to work on as I am called to, the framework I try to reference for the decisions I make in life...

Today #ichooselove, and my intention is to continue to do so, tomorrow and the day after, and the tomorrow after that...