Wednesday, April 02, 2008

hello spring! hello possibility.

it's been too long since i've written. how is everyone?

i have some new paintings for you to see! originals for sale in my shoppe!
speaking 1,000 languages
there's a new girl in town

so it's springtime already! ahh sweet spring...it fills me with possibility. i just booked a ticket to visit jessie, my college roomate & one of my favorite people in the entire world, in albuquerque, new mexico. last time i went to visit i got overtaken by a monsoon and went raspberry picking. this time i have fantasies of visiting Georgia O'keefe's home and studio ghost ranch in santa fe. i've been reading her bio and thinking a lot about the differences being an artist (& female) in the 1930's versus today. Georgia O helped pave the way!
hugh gave me a locket ring for our 6 year dating anno.

speaking of paving the way, the aforementioned jessie is helping put together an amazing feat of an art show: "The Cradle Project". read about it here & participate!

CALL TO ARTISTS!
The Cradle Project is an artistic fundraising
installation taking place in Albuquerque, NM on June
7th, 2008.

The vision and goal of the project is to exhibit 1,000
cradles, made from recycled materials, by artists from
all over the country and all across the globe. Cradles
will subsequently be auctioned off online, with all
funds going directly to the more than 48 million
orphans affected by HIV, Aids, and violence in
sub-Saharan Africa.

Get involved! Submit a cradle!
Submission deadline is April 30th, 2008.

*More about the project
*Images from a preview exhibition
*Link for artists guidelines

What else?

oh yes, there is amazing stuff happening over at Design for Mankind, a new favorite blog of mine. First Erin puts together incredible Ezines on Inspiration, the latest on favorite corners (which i participated in!). it's a real visual treat. now she is writing these excellent posts under the category of "roadmaps" about breaking free from the 9-5 to pursue a creative independent life and the adventure of that road taken.

be well,
mati

4 comments:

kelly said...

oh....such great info and inspiration! i love design for mankind. just found erin via marisa.

happy spring!

Molly Kate said...

Your paintings are AWESOME! I'm so inspired by those little gems! I'm esp. in love with the kittens in tube socks. :)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, thanks for the sweet mention, dear Mati! :)

sMacThoughts said...

I love these kitties with tube socks. I've been mesmerized by them on Etsy, and have featured them on my blog...hope it's ok!