About 1 year ago Lesia mentioned it would be good to put an inventory together since I wasn't quite sure how many pieces were out there. It is easy with creating to lose track of time, & sometimes scope of what has been done if really living in the creative present. Yes, I keep pretty good track of all the pieces & capture images of each, but did not put much thought into a list with life moving so fast. So, recently I started putting together an inventory to see where all these creations have gone, see how many there are, and give thanks to everyone that has supported this journey through the last 8 years. Thanks to technology, social media, & writing letters for each piece most of them popped back up in my mind. It has been a heck of a journey so far, & many of you have encouraged, supported, & continue to do so even to this day. There are 236 listed, but if there is a piece missing please let me know to add. There are a few from early on or through donation missing. It means more than can be expressed through words what all of this means, so I will continue to express through color, & continue trying to inspire others when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you for seeing beauty, expression, light, & love that is driven by personal experience connecting with life. Thank you.
Coffee Time needs your help!
This has been a favorite spot for many for a long time, & Coffee Time needs your help! Extensive water damage is forcing expensive repairs that are going to be more substantial than estimated. Please help keep this neighborhood gem strong since it has been a hub of the NW Portland community since 1994. The water damage we suffered a while back is now forcing us to tear into the walls for repairs, & can use assistance. Please help us by donating to our repair and renovation fund. Donate $20 or more, and get a free cup of coffee. Thank you!
Are you my judge?
Right now more than ever each of us is being challenged as to what our convictions really are. It's time. With how fast life is moving & changes happening exponentially, it is difficult to stay aware or even feel stable at times. Even to the point that it might be surprising to see hate in its simplest form again & again. If we always judge first, emotionally react on a dime, or choose to hold onto outdated ideals, then we will fall together. What we don't know is how hard that will be. If we choose to let go, accept differences while understanding intent due to having connected experience, & find out the why first, then we will rise together. What we don't know is how high that can be. If all we ever do is all we ever knew, it's time to wake up from this. It's our choice to keep putting energy toward the illusion separating us
It was really awesome to have this huge art piece right as you walk into the door at Eco PDX this last weekend! Especially when Mom poses with it. This opening for me was a long journey to get to, & well deserved. Part of growing in art is learning the places & events that mesh with your expression best. It isn't s personal thing, it is part of being original. Not every opportunity is meant to be a win, perfect or right. Sometimes the lesson is learning what isn't there now & maybe why. But, to also be open to a similar opportunity later of life presents it with better wisdom. Thank you Elliot for putting this together, & for my parents & Lesia for always believing in the aspect of creating beauty.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.