show's over

somewhat rested

A few words to describe what I'm feeling today on the eve of the end of my current show. This entire month has been one of the best of my life. I feel in control right now and am so full of "what's next" that I am losing my mind. At the same time, I am reconnecting with my family and that feels so utterly amazing. I had really forgotten what it was like to be there for Stella and Oliver. It is awesome to be mom again.

Some more photos I took of the show for posterity, before I get back to my regular scheduled programming. I've got to work up to that again, but I miss my donut projects and random DIYs, and I miss having a log of our day to day here. The great news is school gets out at the end of this week for the summer, and for the first time since Oliver was born four and a half years ago, Stella and I will have every morning alone together. I am so, so excited for that freedom. I'll also be trying to keep the momentum going with what I've got going on now while not ripping our household to shreds again.

Have a great week, and thank you for coming by. It's been a while! xoxo



In January of this year, I wrote an entry here entitled "wherein a dream might come true". Well, it did. Tonight is the opening reception for HEADS, and I am delighted. If you've been following along at all, this has been a crazy ride of extreme sleep deprivation and amazing acts of patience by my family. I am so happy it has all come together so well. The attention I am receiving from the article in the SF Chronicle, to more art blogs than I can even chase down right now (like this, this and this to start!), is so far above what I expected. I'm stunned in a great way, everything has exceeded my expectations. From naming this show "HEADS" to finding just the right paint color for the gallery walls (Benjamin Moore "Bridal Pink"), to having the incredible Sarah Deragon shoot my promotional materials, this has all come together as if I have been ruminating on it all for a long time. Which I have. 

The cards above represent my journey with flowers and botanical art so far. In 2000 I was obsessed with painting extremely time consuming and intricate botanical floral pieces. The card on the left is about all I could muster, with a photocopy of a photo of one of my paintings on cheap card stock. The card on the right is where I am today with papel SF. I've gotten off this train numerous times in the last fourteen years, but hopefully I can stay on board longer and see where I go next.

If you are in San Francisco or the Bay Area, please come out to the reception tonight. It is at Rare Device, 600 Divisadero at Hayes, from 6-8:00 p.m. The show hangs until the 28th, and you can also view and purchase the pieces online here.

Have a wonderful weekend, and a wonderful Mother's Day (and for me and David, a happy anniversary!). Maybe I'll see you tonight!


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