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When I created this piece for my new “Transforming Energy” series there was something about it’s glow that made me feel eternal and full of light. So I named it “Eternal Light”. This morning as I set out to write my blog, I did a little Googling and discovered that there is such a thing. A peak of eternal light (PEL) is a point on a body within the Solar System which is always in sunlight. Such a peak must have high altitude and be on a body with very small axial tilt. The existence of such peaks was first postulated by Beer and Mädler in 1837. The pair said of the lunar polar mountains, “…many of these peaks have (with the exception of eclipses caused by the Earth) eternal sunshine. (taken from Wikipedia.)
So there are places in our solar system that have sunshine constantly. Eternal Light. How cool is that!
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I am going to be in an art show. This doesn’t sound like big news as most would expect that an artist would be in art shows. However, after 10 years as a professional artist this is my first show. My career has not followed a traditional path due to certain physical disabilities that I have faced over those 10 years. I’ve never made an issue out of them and I never wanted anyone to buy my artwork out of pity, so you will not see mention of any of it in my bio. Even most of my friends never knew of my greatest issues as I suffered in silence. Some learned of it as I had times where I could not avoid telling them because it was severe when I was with them. Most of the time, I just found ways to cope so no one would know. My two disabilities were severe gastrointestinal problems and vertigo, both of which kept me out of shows and a lot of other things in life. I learned a few years ago that I had Celiac disease and I started eating gluten free. It has taken awhile for my body to heal, but it has to a point where I am now confident to go out and spend a day with the public without worries of needing to go to the bathroom often or worse not being able to stand or walk. It is not easy for me to share these things publicly, but now that they are in my past, I am o.k. with it. I am just delighted to look toward the future with hope and joy! I will post an invitation a week before the show, but it is the 5th Annual Arts In The Park in Ybor City here in Tampa on December 14th from 9 – 4. It is a juried show and I am delighted to have been chosen! Stay tuned!
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I’ve been looking through The Looking Glass again…..actually I’ve been playing around in it for quite some time now. I had 22 images to share with the World and got them all up yesterday. Whew! I am getting ready for the Holiday season and promotion and custom work will be the names of the game for the next 6 weeks. I will not have much time to create new paintings let alone list them! So enjoy these NEW pieces until the crazy time ends!
THE LOOKING GLASS SERIES:
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I’ve always had a thing for circles. Every since I can remember, I would collect round pretty things. I would constantly draw them. I would intersect, separate or make a mosaic. And as a career artists much of my work features circles and spirals. To me they symbolize the continuity of all that the Universe entails. Everything is connected and returns to the starting point. For some reason lately, I have been seeing these beautiful mandalas everywhere. It’s as if they were calling to me to create some. I found some youtube videos showing how to make them with Photoshop but my brain just tuned out, but I did grab a few things from them….enough to figure it out myself by experimenting. Here are my first mandalas…..I was surprised by their striking beauty. I hope you like them too!
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