Today started off quite nicely, with a comment from Shoshana on Friday's post, telling me she had written about our meeting Friday. I thought, "how nice", and when I went to her blog, I was floored! She wrote a beautiful piece about coming to my loft and meeting with me regarding the project she is doing. I will be her first featured artist for the upcoming Artist Video Portraits she will be submitting to a producer who is interested in her and her work. I am truly honored to have been written about in such a loving and thoughtful way. Here is the link to today's The Artist in You Museletter. Today's post is titled "Love Song Colors and Trees". Thank you, Shoshana! You have truly brightened my day today with your wonderful words and way of making me look at myself and my effect on others. I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to work with you too.
I am inspired by the topic of Art and Spirit. I think about these two together quite often. Spirit is my guiding force as an artist. At least it is when I allow it to be, rather than allowing something else like worry or invalidation to jump in there. I love looking at energy, at spirit, and to make art that expresses this. In my abstract paintings, I am painting the energy of what I see. This is where the Energy Series came from. As I have changed and grown, so has my work. I expect that to continue, since I intend to continue to change and grow. I see my work as one way I say hello.
When I was training to become a clairvoyant, I learned the value of a hello. There is a wonderful communication that can happen when someone receives that hello. Have you ever walked into a shop or restaurant where you were ignored? Where nobody acknowledged your existence? How did you feel? You may have walked right out of that place, never to return. I know that I do. And then there's the places that welcome you, the people who say hello and you feel like you are being seen, and valued. I've given readings to many people who have not received a hello for most of their lives! My reading has been the first hello somebody may have gotten in a long time. A kind and compassionate hello can change someone's life. They of course will do the changing, a hello can trigger the change.
The quality of the hello is important. I remember being told that the energy of my hello is, "hello, wanna play?". I was complimented by this!
So hello to all of you who take the time to visit and read. Thank you! And thanks to those of you who leave your comments. They are all appreciated.
"Energy of the Sea" 2007 14"x14" acrylic on vinyl in reverse
available at kriscahill.com