What is it you see?
What is it you hear?
That’s ‘Sound Advice’ when ‘The River Jade’ is near…
How can I put this into words…
Today, for the first time in 8 years, I have absolutely no artwork leaning against the wall in the garage. None, and thats a first.
Since I started this journey in 2011, I’ve painted everywhere, including the kitchen bench. In my quest for creative dialogue… I’ve literally painted on every wall in my house (well not the one I currently live in – that’s more of a gallery really).
I’ve been looking for the perfect painting to hang on this wall. Something that said magic in a way I never could. And I’m stoked to have found it in 2 pieces.
Connection – Communication
Freedom – Love
Where to next my friend?
I’ve been investing everything into this dream – and right now, I’ve got one way tickets sitting in my inbox. But there’s a rocking concert to come back to so I guess that’s OK. Of course it’s OK, it’s the dream to go back… This is just a glorious aperitif.
Looking at you New York, looking at you… We’ll see you soon Lady Liberty, we’ll walk on your streets Chicago, drive your highways Ontario, delight in your treats Boston, endulge in your senses Florida and swim in your oceans Hawaii…
Flamin ell, excited much!!
It always comes back to this…
It’s hard to believe at the time I painted this, that I painted it vertically. So often I’ve painted and rotated, that as a habit, I paint everything now in all directions, including reflections. Which is why I never sign my paintings on the front anymore.
And like a Bridge over Troubled Water, in the centre of all things – is where we melt.
Sailing into the next adventure…
The River found
On rocky ground
What is it that you’ve seen
There’s only one way left to live
And that is
Like a Queen…
On the road to finding your bliss, you may lose a few teeth, hell, you might even lose your mind. I hope so – otherwise I’d swear I’d gone mad.
It ain’t easy being an artist… Caught in the void of creativity and communication. It ain’t easy at all… Just as well, I wouldn’t have fought so hard for it if it was.
Being misunderstood can be a blessing and rejection can be a great thing. I’d spent years pitching my art to other galleries – all the while moving ever closer to my own.
And on the migration, it’s great to have sound
Now that I’ve completely freed myself up for all possibilities with my art… I’d like to say, Welcome, it’s great to share….
All art is of benefit to the community in all areas of life and I’ve donated many paintings over the years, for silent auction prizes, live auction events and contributing to the fund raising efforts for many things from scholarship funds to community halls…
Some people try to tell me I can’t give away my art like that… I don’t listen to those people. I sell art too… Like every artist and every person on earth – we’re always striving to make the world a better place.
Much love, Karina x