This and That: Making a Future

Today was a day about getting the trivial out of the way. Just transferring my car from joint to full ownership, getting new insurance, buying food for my home stay, planning the show this weekend, finishing the small tasks in the yard.
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Extreme Makeover: Exhibition at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna

Extreme Makeover is the show which is currently on display at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 421 Cawston Avenue and the corner of Ellis. The work that I have done for close to 13 years is on display for the public to view until June 1st. At that time it goes into storage and my life will move away from Kelowna.

My friends Angie and Lil did most of the work for hanging the show

My friends Angie and Lil did most of the work for hanging the show

This is probably the last opportunity Kelowna residents will have to view my work all at once, in one place. Large pieces such as red/black making a statement at 5 feet by 4 are difficult to show in many venues. The 7 foot pieces of Feng Shui which explore fire, earth/wood, wind/spirit, water and metal are all together as they are meant to be viewed.

contemporary condo overlooking water would be great setting

contemporary condo overlooking water would be great setting

The show is free and open to the public from 9 am until 8 pm. In the display cases are the inspirational door stops I have created, tee shirts and funky purses. All of these items are on at sale prices because I need to pull into storage and wish to have as little as possible to actually cart back.

detail of embrace, pearlescent paint shimmers

detail of embrace, pearlescent paint shimmers

My focus these days is preparing the storage facility, getting the house and yard in order and finishing up teaching my class for Okanagan College.

Embrace. Two spirits like hands intertwining

Embrace. Two spirits like hands intertwining

Today I will finish marking exams, begin to bring order to the yard and get some painting and filling of window gaps with the fun expanding foam that bonds permanetly to everything including clothing and skin.

The iris are in bloom and each year I forget how delicate and translucent the white ones are. They are wonderful filters for sunlight.

florescent green light on field of red, gold, black

florescent green light on field of red, gold, black

Two courses are coming up: UBC- O Continuing Studies classes in Digital Photographic art and a course in blogging. For information about these courses contact http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/continuingstudies/welcome.html

thousands of threads glued onto carpet canvas

thousands of threads glued onto carpet canvas

Also, I will be hosting some really fun workshop for the Fat Cat Children’s Festival. What amazes me is how the child’s creativity and bravery can open up the mother or father to try things. I always encourage the parent to join in and they are actually the ones who are most surprised at what they can create. Our focus becomes so much on our children that we can forget to experience our own journey. http://www.fatcatfestival.ca/stations.htm The actual stations are not up yet, but check back on this link and they will be in a few weeks.

glass and florescence make this piece dramatic Wind/Spirit

glass and florescence make this piece dramatic Wind/Spirit

Private commissions are looming. I have a commission for a couple who purchased a piece from me and want two more to go on either side.  That will be next after I create order in my home. I also have a CD cover to design in the near future. I really enjoy doing graphics for journals, book jackets, Cd covers and stage props. Really exciting to me are the various forms my art can take.

The sun is shining. I have had a delicious coffee. My friends are all around me. Watch out world, I am healing physically and emotionally. The adventure begins.

May you go in Joy.