This piece, "Mystery", was painted for my first youtube video, which you can watch here. I painted it in about 4 hours, while being filmed by my husband, Noel, with my sister Betty assisting. The video is 2 minutes long, and fun to watch.
In going back over 2007, I want to validate a few highlights, including my youtube channel with 2 videos on it, receiving over 3700 views so far.
2007 was my first full year living in Los Angeles. I went back to Chicago 4 times, including a trip to InVision, the school I taught at for 6 years. InVision moved to an amazing new space with a gallery, which they christened the 'Kris Cahill Art Walk'. I went there in August for the grand opening celebration, and to present my paintings in the first art show there.
I showed my work from coast to coast in 2007, with shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn.
I became a blogger on January 2, 2007, so today is my one year anniversary! I blogged somewhat erratically until October, and have posted every day since, missing only twice.
My clairvoyant reading business increased quite a bit in 2007. Besides giving numerous private readings, I read at many parties and events. I was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times, in a story about the Writer's Guild strike, called 'Helping Their Fellow Writers'. You can read the article here.
I opened my Etsy shop, and created a new line of smaller works for it, along with plans to soon open a Cafe Press shop. I increased my web presence in 2007.
I became healthier in 2007. I began hiking in the hills here, weekly whenever possible. Daily stretching and strengthening exercises help.
I made more paintings in 2007 than I have yet made in one year, 105. I sold many of them, and donated about 10 to various causes this year.
I also began working on my husband's project, Bikini Movie Review. I am a co-producer and the writer of the Bikini Clairvoyant.
Quite a year. Today I am clearing out my studio, which I haven't been able to do until now. It feels good, creating space to begin new work. I can't wait to update the website, create the new one, paint the new paintings. Time to get to work!
"Mystery" 2007 30"x40" acrylic on vinyl available at kriscahill.com