As you may already know, a pastor promised to set himself on fire if gay marriage is legalized. Did anyone else stock up on marshmallows? Ha! Go F*ck Yourself…on Fire.
So today has been an awesome day indeed. I started a sacral chakra piece. It was a therapeutic experience. Now that I’ve done this chakra cycle a few times, I feel that as I focus on each one, I can identify what needs to be done more quickly than before. Sometimes I don’t even realize that I’m dealing with chakra issues until in the midst of resolving them.
I’d started a canvas piece that felt forced and difficult to manifest so, I painted over it with a bright orange color that I mixed myself. Orange is the color of the sacral chakra. While that was drying I made a big, country breakfast of pan-fried potatoes with onion, a tomato omelette, turkey sausage links and super strong coffee. I piddled around a bit and listened to a sacral chakra meditation before heading outside to my paint arena to get started.
I wasn’t sure where to start since I wanted to use mostly oranges of varied shades and I’d painted the canvas a pretty strong orange.
I decided to begin with light colors to build a pattern. Squiggly creatures and circles began to take shape on the canvas. After a short while, this is what I came up with:
I plan to go back and add shadow. Who knows? It may take a while. Sometimes I step away and do something else. My reptilian lady has dried so I want to add detail to her look. Then again…I may start a brand new painting.
Tomorrow is my third Artwalk and I’m super psyched! A little nervous…mostly because of the week I’ve had, but not all crazy. Manageable jitters. But with the convergence of my two favorite things all wound up together: Painting and Music, let the good times roll!
I’ve been preparing for it by getting my stuff kinda organized and painting a lot. This time I may even take the trolley and have the actual experience of being an art tourist for a while. There’s free beer at one of the trolley stops. That could be cute!
Heather and I are going to an Ordinary Boys show tomorrow night in Miami after my show. New Pond! That means I may actually wear something cute and slap on some makeup. Some of the picture of me at ArtWalk are a little less flattering than I’d like.
I plan to paint, write and watch Iron Monkey for the rest of the night. I may even toast to The Supreme Court in honor of their awesomeness. I am ready for the weekend!