A Piece Of Me...

I was born in the second half of the 1900’s, possibly descended of "Scottish Tinkers" (still finding this), Tetched with Megalomania, Decidedly Hetro and an emerging Crone!

Winter, Blue, Spiritual, Empathic, Artist, Artisan, Wordist, Herbalist and a Stone Caster!

Now then, for good measure I’ll throw in ADD, Bi-Polar, OCD and a bit plain ole NUTZ….. J I refer to this as having numerous "Cats In My Attic", which means I still have control...otherwise they would just be "Bats In My Belfry"! : )

Most of my time, these days, is spent dealing with a semi-bizarre condition, "Arachnoiditis w/Myoclonic Dystonia"! Such is life after a fairly severe (ACDF C4-7) spinal incident. I am so grateful to no longer be paralyzed after successful surgery, that I try not to whine about the “Chump Change”! I’m sure any Quadriplegic out there would gladly accept the sacrifice for the freedom of Mobility!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Out And About Hopping Around!

Oh I tried, I really did!  I started out strong at Infinite Designs, visiting with Jeanette, Ann and several others including Presented Artist Ursula Guderian!  Jeanette and Ann always have the greatest selection of pieces in their shop, aside from their own striking work, local artistry abounds and always causes me to linger longer than I intend!  Throw in some delicious cheeses, very nice nibbles and a spot of good wine... well...! 

Anyhoo, Ursula herself was sporting a magnificent piece she had just crafted that day, so it speaks in volumes about this young woman making her way with creative vigor!  She has an uncanny ability to make something new look and feel like it should always have been.  I predict she will be even more of a reckoning as she has been showing at a lot of events lately and is really in a groove!!  :)

I then attempted to make my way down to the new Studio off Mistletoe Ln, I believe they were featuring one of my all time favorites, Raette Meredith, but I had to try out that new HWY 44 entrance off of Hilltop!  Wow!  Very nice!

I went straight over to the Shasta County Arts Council in the Old City Hall, there was quite a few people out and about too!  It was actually pretty crowded when I went by there, but I still got into see the really "eye"mazing, mesmerizing work of Justin Simcik. His work accetuates the art of "control" and uniformity with unexpected outcome!  I even eves dropped a little as he described his efforts in acheiving some of his most intriquing pieces!  I can honestly say you can feel his excitement as he lights up about a piece! Carol Jenkins, the "contrasting" Artist on display, brought in the abstract emotional feeling of random movement and expression.  Her work was wistful, dramatic and acheived the task of grabbing you and pulling you in to see more!

I finally made it to the Pacific West Graphics, I have circled the block on several occasions but never actually made it inside before!  I was pleased to find photographer Denise Dethlefsen showing some of her work.  I was amazed at the abstract purity in her works featuring the Cabrillo Lighthouse Lens close-ups!  Wow, very inspirational!

I had gotten an early start hoping to make it to as many places as I could but unfortunately I didn't make it past the Great show at Carnagies!  I ran into the artist, Shaun Smith, but his work really ran me over!!  I was amazed at his colors and the way he made his subjects "Pop" with his composition and brushwork!  I was inticed by a flavor of Gauguin! I was going to try to speak with the Artist, but I ended up trying to just make my way to the door as a Herky-Jerky was overtaking me and I barely made it to the car!

I really wanted to make it to the After party at Tapas Downtown where I hear Troy and Adam from Hawkman Studios was supposed to be hanging out by I had to make a bee-line home!  Oh well, maybe next time!  I had a great night if it though, even if it was cut a little short!   I believe that most of the art is still hanging around, maybe I can get over there next week just to take a gander.

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