i finally feel like i truly broke in the new studio.
there will be images of new paintings coming soon.
A FEW THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW...
* 3 paintings partially completed.
* a series of 9 paintings being reworked.
* i figured out how to best use my studio for new screen printing of photographic images onto reclaimed fabrics for Maggie's and my upcoming children's clothing line Benjamin Ballerina: pretty tough clothing for kids... more info about that coming soon.
* Sent(a)Mental Studios - Youth Project open studios students begin this week.
* posting a photo a day. (except for sundays - my tech free days)
and speaking and creating an open studio environment at
“Promoting Wellness Through Social Justice”
"Promoviendo Bienestar por medio de Justicia Social"
The national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers and survivors will be held Wednesday, September 29 - Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim/Garden Grove, California 92840 (Hyatt reservations - 800-233-1234).
Each Alternatives conference offers in-depth technical assistance on peer-delivered services and self-help/recovery methods. Beyond the exchange of knowledge and networking, Alternatives offers a rich social, artistic, and healing environment. Said one attendee: “The conference transformed me so I can transform the system.”
Mental (St)ealth: The Vision and Art of Transgender Activist Dylan Scholinski
Dylan Scholinski, Founder/Witness of Sent(a) Mental Studios, artist, and author of the award- winning memoir The Last Time I Wore a Dress, will talk about how he healed through art and service. Learn about his projects, including a memorial to LGBTIQA suicide and work with at-risk youth. Stay and create some art with Dylan! Friday and Saturday, he will be conducting an “Open Studio” in the Laguna Suite (Check the door for times).
keep coming back for updates and images.
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so you know... art is not just art...
but it is science... cooking.... love.... family.... etc.
so i thought i'd share some other bits of what i love
about creative living
1) time with my girlfriend maggie.
2) time with her son...
3) the things we make together.
so here is our latest experiment.
peach lavender jam.
Examples from the OBSESSIVE SERIES - WABI SABI
This current series is in progress ... thanks for checking it out.
To see more of where this series is coming from go to the
20 sniffles per minute
x 60 Minutes
= 1200 sniffles per hour
x 16 hours i've been up today
= 19,200 sniffles today
i am officially exhausted.
moving really takes a lot out of me.
slows things down.
it has been almost 2 months.
and i finally feel "here"
unpacked, settled in,
and most importantly,
ready and able to work.
so now - what with this blog?
i have been thinking about it lately.
it is my hope to post something everyday.
(with the occasional break of course)
to include -
new artwork, rants, random inspirations, lists, photos, poetry/writing, questions,
old artwork, events, suggestions, news, links, interactions, etc.
please check back.
ps. to find out more about the 27 Social Centre and all the awesome projects involved
please go to
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