Thursday, November 08, 2007

i have a thing for elephants.

elephant pyramid!

so today i decided to paint more and why not stacked? i added this print and a couple others to my shoppe

thank you all who came out of the woodwork in the last post. even if it's just through words and pictures, it's so nice to meet you. i have been thinking about changes... in my life and in this space. but i think the remarkable thing is they might just be small and unnoticeable, but huge mental shifts to me! am i being cryptic? it's because i'm sorting it out myself as i type;) one thing i know for certain is that i'm feeling unstuck.

i've been most inspired by re-reading anne lamott's "bird by bird: some instructions on writing and on life" and re-visiting the concept of one bird... or in my case elephant... at a time. diving back into my sketch book to look at old ideas which then breed new ones.

tonight i'm most certainly stopping by diana's show at the candystore! i bought her calendar recently and it is so lovely. i cannot wait until 2008! i also bought for myself this strong & feminine talon necklace by jenny... you can see me wearing it here right after i tore open the package and received it from the postman. i love witnessing (and wearing!) jenny's constant evolution as an artist.

the sweetest pins ever.
i also got these cute as punch pins from anke. available from her shop.

which reminds me, i took the pledge to buy handmade! i can honestly say, outside of art supplies, books and food, i have not bought anything not from etsy in the last 2 months! get ready for etsy holiday gifts friends & family!

thank you out there,
mati

9 comments:

jenifer74 said...

heya mati - one, i'm glad you are feeling unstuck. two, i love anne lamott. three, i adore elephants too! four, i pledged handmade as well - i'm buggin all my family & friends to go that route too :) five, hope to see you tonight, but if not, let's get brunch or something together soon! xxx.

jenifer74 said...

ps - anke's stuff didn't even make it to my want list, it went straight to the, immediate buy me list :)

Susannah said...

Bird by Bird was like my bible when i was writing my book - she is so great isn't she? I love this new painting - the ice cream colours are just gorgeous, and so happy!

i'd LOVE to meet you when i come to Cali - we can have coffee/wine/cocktails (or all of them!) ;-) xo

stacy kathryn said...

Your painting makes me want to visit the elephants at the zoo! I sure do miss them, I used to man the little stand across from them way back when.

lisa s said...

mati - i love the elephants!

lauracrow said...

i love your elephants! happy weekend! xo

Elin said...

I too have a thing for elephants.

Anna H. said...

oh, this is a great thing to remember: bit by bit, day by day, bird by bird (and of course, elephant by elephant!).

xxoo

gem said...

i have a thing for elephants, too! such a delight to visit & find these elephants...