The High Priestess – A Tarot Workbook has been in the works for a long time. She has lived in my mind for years, only coming to life over the last twelve months. It shouldn’t have taken so long, but my old friend self-doubt has really slowed things down. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have this zine complete, printed and bound – it’s pure magic!
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8 Hands – Infinite Forms of Expression
Copper, Plastic, Wood – August, 2016
This piece, along with five other small works of art from other artists is on display at the entrance to Vague, a backroom gallery in Daley’s Clothing. Daley’s Clothing is in Sugar House, 817 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT.
This obviously isn’t a complete tour, because there is pretty much awesome art around every corner in San Francisco. But these were my favorite stops from my trip to San Fran last week.
The Tenderloin National Forest
I came across the Tenderloin National Forest on Yelp by accident. My local friend had never been there and because someone told my husband we should avoid the Tenderloin, I knew we had to visit. It was closed but the woman watering the gardens let us in to look around. It was absolutely amazing. Make sure you check out their website so you can attend one of their events. I’m dying to go back for one of their monthly events and check out the gallery that runs it, “The Luggage Store”.
The 16th Street Mosaic Steps
The mosaic tiled 16th Street steps lead to one of the most amazing views. But the steps themselves are worth taking a SLOW walk up. From a distance, you have a beautiful images that starts with an ocean scene at the bottom, then a river coming out of a canyon, the sky, the moon and at the very top, the sun.
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I had such a blast at the RAW Artists Showcase last night. Let me tell you, I almost didn’t make it there. One of our dogs, Benny, has been having some pretty major health issues and they were acting up yesterday. Really bad. I felt like I should stay home with him, but at the same time, I knew there was nothing I could do for him because all of our vet appointments were today. By the time I needed to leave my house and head to the showcase to set up, he was doing a lot better.
I felt really conflicted about going but now that it’s done I’m really glad that I did. It probably doesn’t seem like it, because I have this website and my newsletter, but putting myself out there, is really hard for me. Especially putting myself out there in person. At one point in my life, I think I was an extrovert. But the older I get, the more introverted I become. Hence, the name of my old blog, Typical House Cat. I relish staying in. I thrive on alone time. The internet is the best thing for me because I can interact with people from home. Seriously, I love the internet.
Pushing myself to do a live event, was SO SO SO good for me. When I arrived at the event I felt so underprepared. There were people that had booths set up like little stores, they were amazing! And then I came rolling in with all of my stuff packed into a laundry basket. It was like the nightmare where you are at school and realize you have no pants on!
I set my stuff up, in what I thought would be the hardest spot to find and sat my butt on my chair. Because you know, people are scary. As it got closer for the event, other artists started wandering to check each other out. And you know what? They came and saw my stuff. And they were all really nice. I LIKE artists! By the time the doors opened I felt confident enough to talk to people.
My husband and I had stayed up all night the night before cutting up my paintings and stitching them into booklets to use in lieu of business cards. I received such a positive response about them and the paintings I had cut up. I actually wish I had left some of them whole and brought them to show. People liked them so much, that I think I am going to cancel my business card order and get a stamp with my contact info for the inside of my booklets instead. Plus, since I have the #creativityand challenge in my newsletter, mini art journals just makes sense.
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For the first time ever, I’ll be showing and selling my artwork and jewelry at a live event! I’m so excited to be a part of RAWartists event in Salt Lake City. You can get tickets here. It’s Saturday February 19th but I recommend getting your tickets by Thursday February 12th to make sure the event doesn’t sell out. There will be live music, fashion, artwork and more… Basically everything that is awesome. If you aren’t in Salt Lake City you should still check out their website because they hold events like this all over the country.
What are your favorite artist events?