Spanish poems and finding my mind in the Big Sur River
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Selamat sore, orang laki-laki (That means: good afternoon, man...if I remember my Indonesian right...from my trip to Bali in 1991. Aaaah, but I date myself)...
Although my kitty is wanting my attention (he's biting at my legs), and my paintings are wanting my attention (I'm taking a break from my studio to satisfy my online addiction), I was just googling around (satisfying said addiction) and found a couple cool links I wanted to share with you all. It seems that two Spanish speaking bloggers (not apparently related to one another) have identified me in the last couple of weeks and chosen to write about my work. I don't speak much Spanish, but managed to piece together something akin to the meanings of what they've said (thanks to my Dad and babblefish.com), and so I thought I'd pass the links along to you, in case you'd like to partake.
The first link is: www.llamamecordelia-burbuja.blogspot.com ...scroll down to the July 14, 2007 entry, and you'll see my painting "Empyrean Forest." This image was apparently used to inspire a lovely poem, written in Spanish, which accompanies the image. What could be more yummy for an artist to find than a poem inspired by one of her pieces?!
The second link is: www.cosasdeellas.blogspot.com ...scroll down & you'll find it, and a lovely comment as well. I love that the internet avails us of the goings-on in other cultures and places that would otherwise be so distant and remote. Yay, democratizing effect of the internet!! You go!
In other news, I was going a little cuckoo this week in the studio, and took a break alongside my sweetie, to drive down the coast to Big Sur. We stopped at the River Inn, stashed our shoes on the bank, and waded into the creek. Now it may sound like a gimmick--and I guess it kinda is--but it's also brilliant, and so simple: the inn sticks these ginormously sturdy wooden chairs right into the creek, and the thing to do there is just to sit in the chairs, let your feet dangle in the water, and lose yourself in the beauty of the scene. I sat in the creek for two hours, watching the late afternoon sun filter through a dense forest. My feet turned into popsicles, but I came back feeling happy and restored. So sweet.
Now that I'm feeling more human, I'm back in the studio and feel like I'm breaking through a new creative ceiling, which I love. Ever balancing the inner world of the studio with the outer world where the people are, I will break from my expansive creative space again in the early A.M. to travel north and then east to Sacramento, to attend my art opening at Axis Gallery. Will be staying with some of my best friends and my padre is showing up as well...should be fun. Nothing like being around the ones we love.
If you're in the area this weekend, come by...all info is on the postcard, located in the entry below. I also have shows happening in August at The Hive in LA and Outer Edge Studio in Monterey (postcards are also below). My show at the Jackson Theater gallery in Santa Rosa--a solo show originally planned for September--has been pushed forward to October, as I have last minute family obligations to attend to.
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As always, take good care & make peace in the world,