If you happen to be in the Pearl District of Portland, stop by Urbaca for a facial, massage or some other yummy self nurturing thing. They are incredibly talented. And they serve wine and other drinks with your service. My art will exhibit there through the end of October. Photos here were taken at the First Thursday event. Urbaca celebrated 20 years of service. It was awesome.
There are actually six birds in this painting and three different paintings under it. I was inspired to recycle all paintings in my stack I no longer liked after taking the abstract painting class. I felt wild and actually thought I'd get them all done in a week. Four weeks later this crazy bird painting is finally done. The last painting session was in dim light. When I saw the result in the light of day, it made me giggle. A joyful mess of paint … for sure.
And it used to be this:
And then this:
The canvas is thick with paint and marks. It's been a fun journey. Onward!
Some birds live in trees. This one enjoys the dream.
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This is a short essay that offers some ideas for carving out your creative space. To clarify the vision, claim the space and give it some visual props. Enjoy. This is the last article of this series. But there will be a new series coming soon.
* This is part 3/3 essay series on "Designing Your Creative Space."
Part 1: Conditions of Genius
Part 2: Self Knowledge to Decor
Part 3: Setting Up to Sit Down