There is so much in my “art world” to be excited about right now. My friends and I have three shows coming up. Two in Pennsylvania and one in Seattle! Wellspring East annual holiday show and Lelavision shows take place the weekend of December 4-5. Mudworks Dutot show starts the weekend before that and continues for three weekends. I’ll be playing live, improvised music at various times at the Dutot on the two December weekends. Hope you’ll drop by to have a look and a listen.
At all three of those shows you can see and buy our inspirational jewelry, mandalas, photos, music CDs and other handmade artwork. Each artist has new material since our last show and some of these are not up on the web site. Given the custom nature of handstamped jewelry and personal mandalas, this may be your only chance to see these pieces of art.
Meanwhile, Anita has released The InterPlay Inspiration Deck. These 21 round cards are a testament to her incredible creative talent. Each one has a word or phrase (an InterPlay principle) to inspire your moment. Of course, that’s not all. The word on the card is illustrated with an ingenious colorful picture on one side and imaginative story on the other. You will be inspired by this deck. I’m not just saying that. I keep a deck at work and it’s been an inspirational life-saver. Stories coming here soon.
For today, I drew the card for Practice with the great story about the goddess who “knows what is best for you … She knows that to change your life, you just need to change your practice.” I don’t know about you, but I need to be reminded about the stuff I already know. Thanks for the reminder, Anita. It’s great to get these reminders with a picture, a color, a story and the tangible, tactile sensations of the card in my hand.
So, check out Anita’s new InterPlay Inspiration Deck and come see our art at an upcoming show.
Bless you. Bless me.
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.