If it is Tuesday,
that must mean
it is time for another blog post..
with a new year
so I have decided to share the full spread at the beginning of my post
and to talk about how and why this spread came about for me....
Before and After...
as you know,
I always create a self portrait for January..
I decided to paint
a quick likeness..
definitely not perfect..
but it goes with my "before"
which my mother rejected
because my hair was messy...
nothing has changed..
I am as unruly
as my hair..
What you do not see in this spread ..
is the writing lying under the black background..
writing about age..
and rejecting a common belief
that age is somehow a disease..
that we must decline..
I reject all of that..
I have decided to live fully..
regardless of my age..
and see it as a blessing..
The ingredients this month are, black gesso, acrylic paints, personal photos, colored pencils, permanent chalk marker, decorative tape.
work continues in my studio
on my little flower journal..
and I am undertaking a couple of new portraits..
I am also working on plans for my next video..
and chewing on ideas for new books..
there is simply no rest for the creative..