I am always honoured to participate in the Annual Orillia Women's Day Show! This is a non-juried exhibition open to all women to participate and express themselves through art and words. Each year a theme facilitates the feel of the exhibition and this year it is 'Connections'. Over 130 women are participating!
The exhibition is hosted in the Mulcahy Gallery (first floor) at the Orillia Museum of Art & History in downtown Orillia with the exhibition running until April 14, 2019.
My piece focuses on 'sort of' a circle, but is really more like some bright organic mass that oozes outward in different colour layers. As we have to submit our 'story' with our entry to the exhibition, the words came first and gently dictated the resulting art. At the time I sent in my intent to participate I was ruminating on 'circle' so my entry became a circle or words reflecting on 'connections' as opposites. As I reread it now I wonder what the heck I was thinking, ha!
Find the Orillia Museum of Art & History at 30 Peter St. S., in downtown Orillia. OPEN Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
Recently I made the difficult decision to alter my creative process and move in a different direction with my work. This evolved from physical limitations (and struggles) that I have ignored for too long. I chose respecting my health over continuing with a mixed media process that I developed over many years – it was not an easy decision, but it was the best choice.
Difficult but necessary is very liberating and I have lunged forward into painting on canvas; scribbling, raging and pouring out all my creative energy. It feels good, really good – and it has surprisingly flowed naturally. I am enjoying creating again, free of worrying about my physical limitations. A worry wall has crumbled, and it is an amazing feeling.
And, although I feel this earthquake-ish change in my work, several people have commented that they still recognize the new paintings as my work … so, my creative essence is still there, just expressing itself differently, I guess.
So, welcome to my 2019 art practice where I love to share my process as part of my creative journey! I will be journalling here about what I am working on, upcoming exhibitions and projects, etc.!
A bit of a journal about my creative adventures, current and upcoming projects and exhibitions, what inspires me, etc., etc.!