So, let go, let go - Jump in - Oh well, what you waiting for? - It's all right 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown - Frou Frou "Let Go"
I'm craving another purely inspired moment. When I did the painting of the women who saved Guahan I was inspired, but it didn't come easy. The actual creation process was controlled by my self consciousness. I studied and sketched and erased and outlined and calculated each stroke. I'm proud of it, but sometimes when I look at it now I wish I had just let go. Hopefully this will be a year of finding that ability to release the control my self has on my work, so that I can grow and find my way.
Speaking of inspiration, I've been wanting to blog about another local artist, Simeon Palomo. Simeon is a family friend and an amazing artist. He creates the most beautiful floral arrangements using locally grown plants and things we all might have lying around our homes and yards. He also recently released a beautiful book filled with pictures of some of his arrangements and our beautiful island. Scattered through out the book are quotes and stories from his friends and family, including one from me. If you're interested in his work you can check out his website or the Facebook page for the book, Tropical Art, Guam. If you're interested in purchasing the book, you can check those links for a list of stores selling it, or you can purchase it online through Guampedia. You won't be disappointed.
Simeon isn't the only local artist inspiring me this new year. I spent last Friday wrapped in the wonderful energy of Kannai, the art group I'm apart of. Why explain the art and artists in words when I can show you in pictures? :)
|collaboration. isn't it beautiful?|
|a round table art activity|
|This is my piece from that night.|