The daily grind, the successes and failures, the hard work and stress, all gradually unfold as a profound teaching. And central to that teaching was the realization that the spiritual path is nothing other than living our very life, fully and confidently, in the immediate moment – and that nothing can be excluded, especially not our jobs.
Be careful what you say. It comes true. It comes true. I had to leave home in order to see the world logically, logic the new way of seeing. I learned to think that mysteries are for explanation. I enjoy the simplicity. Concrete pours out of my mouth to cover the forests with freeways and sidewalks. Give me plastics, periodical tables, TV dinners with vegetables no more complex than peas mixed with diced carrots. Shine floodlights into dark corners: no ghosts.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I have been dealing with the invasion of flu bugs…a sure sign that school has started for the year…week two and three of us have the flu. Gee thanks!
Other than that…
I have just agreed to a booking for a solo show in April-May 2008 at:
This will be the second for sure booking from my 20 artist review requests that I sent out at the start of the month. I am working on 2008’s bookings already and that is so very nice. For anyone who is counting…I sent out 20 requests to galleries all over the country and so far the tally stands at:
2 bookings for 2008 (solo shows)
1 still in the running for possible showing (they asked for more info)
7 rejections (one gallery said they would love to show me, but they had to close the doors to the gallery because of sales, or lack there of)
Not bad really, I am pleased that my new artist “package” is getting a lot more attention and positive responses. Whew! I think I am getting the hang of this “fishing” for gallery representation/shows…finally.
I have been working on the sketchbook project all week and am about halfway done. I had this great idea about what I was going to do with it…and while working on it…I went a whole different way with it. Of course, so much for plans. When the show is over, I am going to make this book into the first “treasure hunt” artwork for the city of Lexington, KY. (where I live presently).
Mate Man and I were talking about found art…and how I want to start creating work just for that purpose…and he said, “wouldn’t it be fun if it was a treasure hunt instead?” I of course thought that was a groovy idea…and we started brainstorming on the idea. So far, we are going to have clues on the blog and more clues with the clues that are found…and hide art somewhere in the city…and the person who follows the clues and finds the art wins! Then we will start another one…depending on how long it takes people to catch on and play the BAD! Kitty Great Art Hunt game with us. I think it sounds like a really fun thing…of course we can involve businesses around town (small business only, no box stores…supporting the community we live in…always!) and make it really fun. This sketchbook will be the first art for the treasure hunt. We will also post information about the hunts in the local papers and online resources. Who knows what else I will come up with for future “Treasures”.
Anyway…I must be moving on down the road for the day…I have to finish planning for the next showing in September (my birthday month BTW, I’ll be 38 this year…funny isn’t it?)
at The Hub in Danville, KY. and I have to take Middle child over to the doctors…Houston I think we have an ear infection.
Oldest Son, by-the-by, informed us that he has gotten a job at Home Depot, and is getting all his ducks in a row for finishing his education. We are all so proud of how he is taking his life to higher places! Whoo-Hooo!
That’s all for today folks, I hope you are all in happy places being happy people today.