Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Beginnings - 2012

Saying adieu to 2011 and saying hello to 2012 is a welcome task for me - to say 2011 was a tough year is putting it mildly (for many of us) - but with endings come new beginnings - a chance to begin anew - to breathe a bit easier anticipating the unknown and have your heart skip a beat with excitement - that's how it is for me - I like the look of how the numbers 2012 look visually - there's just something very comforting about those numbers...

I don't do resolutions - but rather set goals for myself - goals that are measurable and that I can create action steps to accomplish them - and then I pick one word to guide my year - last year it was "self-care" - this year ... I have given myself till tomorrow to decide (since tomorrow is a holiday!) but it will be something that relates to helping me to step into the spotlight and let me shine - to become visible with my art and all that relates to it - I come to this decision since I have always been the support for others and their creative endeavors - now it's time for me to support me!  I will be sharing this things here to keep myself accountable - 

A couple of things are in the works to be announced very soon - first, I will be teaching one or two online classes at reasonable rates - stay tuned for that announcement shortly - I will also be teaching some workshops here in LA and hopefully some in other locations - TBA - 

And now some good news ... a piece of my artwork was selected in a blind judging by a curator from LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) to be in a catalog for sale - mine was selected from 1066 submissions - one of 93 pieces to be in the catalog - it will be affiliated with  an international women's art group celebrating their 40th anniversary and having their convention in LA in February - very excited!  Those of us selected to be in the catalog will be honored at a reception at 825 Gallery in LA - What makes this even more special is that my Great Grandmother's photo is part of this piece - it's as if she is smiling down with approval and support for me - 

This piece of my art can also be seen as the cover art on Kelly Kilmer's yahoo group "Art Gang LA" - 

That's it for now ...more to follow during this 1st week of 2012 - leap year - wishing each of you and yours a very healthy, happy and creative new year - hugs - Reva (Los Angeles) 

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