anonyrrie: Discovering Now

Friday, July 13, 2007

Discovering Now


Wallflower
!6" x 20" x 1" mixed media on wood panel

Diamond Road

When you're lonely
When your heart aches
It's gonna take a little time
To make it to the other side
When the night falls
When you're stumbling
It's gonna take a little time
But everything will be just fine
So don't miss the diamonds along the way
'Cause every road has led us here today
Life is what happens while you're making plans
All that you need is right here in your hands.

- Sheryl Crow (1962- )

Too often we forget what's good in the present, focusing only on wishes for the future and putting conditions on our happiness. Yet there is so much richness to be discovered when we slow down and value what we have... here and now.

What's happening here and now (okay...and in the future...)
  • I have five paintings at The Insiders/Outsiders Gallery in Cornwall Bridge, CT
  • going on a short road trip to New Hampshire where Jol and I will meet up with Susan and visit her gallery*, and then on to Vermont where we'll stay for a couple of days on Lake Champlain
  • excited *to see Andrea's seven paintings and ten drawings (she does amazing, beautiful work, and I can't wait to see some of her larger paintings "in person") in artstream's Summer Splendor show
  • starting my painting for Susan Tuttle's North Light book that will be published next year
  • a solo show and demo in August at The Flatbread Company in Canton, CT
  • in a holiday show in November and a solo show in May at the Insiders/Outsiders Gallery
  • trying to paint despite incredible performance anxiety!
  • and by the way, pretty much everything on my almost completely updated website is for sale!

40 Comments:

Blogger JO said...

Really beautiful!

7:55 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I wish I could see the surface if your work. Some day... Some day... And haven't you been the busy little beaver? You really make optimum use of your time off school, don't you? Checked out a bunch of your links. It's all very exciting and you deserve it!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Tina Vaziri said...

Love the textures on her dress and how they carry onto the background. Beautiful painting.

9:00 PM  
Blogger susan said...

hooray!
still busy here, but will see you on monday!
wheeee....

9:20 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Carla - another beautiful piece - you have really come up with a great style here.

Love your new website! Turned out just beautiful!

11:58 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Exactly Carla, it's all about living in the now and focusing on what we do have. Excellent work once again.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I like the painting very much, especially the title. :)

8:35 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Speaking of diamonds...viewing any one of your paintings or works of art is like discovering a diamond. Have fun on your adventures. NH at this time of year is beautiful as is Vermont. Enjoy the companionship of your friends and the peace of the countryside. Beautiful and brilliant work!

9:18 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Wow Carla, you've got so many wonderful things happening! Well deserved my dear. Have a great time in NH seeing Susan. I was there last year visiting family for the first time in 7 years! I do miss New England. Best wishes on all of your upcoming ventures!

10:58 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I am so happy that you are having such a wonderful summer Carla! You are such a talent as evidenced by this beauty!!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

the look and mood of this artpiece is wonderful, carla. i really liked it.
only... i want to know waht the princess discovered at that moment.

thanks for stopping by and comment in my blog.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Wow! You have been a busy little artist, haven't you! Congrats! You're an inspiration to make better use of my time. And I'm so jealous that you get to see Susan's gallery.

Lovely piece, too. I get lost in your vines and textures. :)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Love it-- nice textures, especially! Sounds like you're having a busy and productive summer-- have fun!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

congratulations - you have had an amazing year. The found object is gorgeous!

3:13 PM  
Blogger md said...

sounds like ur takin off full tilt. lov this next one here. she almost seems part of the wall and lov the plant grown wild on the wall, great texture

10:29 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

This is amazing! It feels so much like my favorite time period in art history with the Medieval and Renaissance textures and colors.

11:10 PM  
Blogger isay said...

Really awesome piece of artwork carla!

and i like what you said "Too often we forget what's good in the present, focusing only on wishes for the future and putting conditions on our happiness. Yet there is so much richness to be discovered when we slow down and value what we have... here and now."

'love your new updated website!

5:23 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Fabulous as always!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Really like the textures that tie this woman into the wall... though a wallflower she isn't! Beauty.

9:27 AM  
Blogger kj said...

i feel so happy for you, carla!! this strikes me as a new chapter overall, and one where i'm so glad jb and i will/can make an appearance here and there.

see you soon, with pleasure! meanwhile, enjoy all of this. yay for you!!

11:20 AM  
Blogger cata said...

I love her dress!
Superb!
Cata

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Lovely! :)

6:36 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful piece, lovely texture!!

12:16 AM  
Blogger carra said...

Oh this is lovely - I love her dress!
It is wonderful to read about your doing so well with art shows and lots of works. I wish I could come to see your work in person. But rest assure, I am there in my mind. Keep up the good work, Carla, and best of luck.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

So lovely and full of interest. Great texture.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Now is such a great thing to discover. :-) Great work as always...

12:32 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Emotive piece. It's a great reminder to have faith. I'm delighted to know you have your work showing good luck and enjoy your road trip!

4:00 PM  
Blogger fenris said...

lovely piece. i particularly like the texture of the dress, and the way the colours interact with the red hair.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Random York said...

Hey Carla! That's okay to have not read LORD OF THE RINGS - many of the ladies you illustrate could certainly be elves form the book. Keep up the great work!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I like the choice of colours here.

I have a question for you. May I know how you transferred that piece that is painted on a wood panel to the digital medium?

10:02 PM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

wow!!!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Carla,
Wow--you are a busy lady! I hope you had a wonderful trip!!!--so great that you got to meet Susan at Artstream!

Yippee--I'm so happy to see this new piece of yours--there are so many things about it that I love--her hair--I want it!!--the view out the window is so serene--I love the vines and the textures--you have such a talent for design and achieving the perfect balance!

Big Hugs,
Susan

2:52 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Really like the contrast with the colors in the window vs. the foreground. really sucks you in...

7:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah .B. Scott said...

Carla,
Congratulations on your latest exhibitions! I am sorry for the defunct link to my blog. I am revamping my site, but it is taking quite a bit of time because I am busy getting my son ready to start kindergarten in a few weeks. (He's very excited! I am excited for him, but also very nervous!)

Have a great trip!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Eli Edmundson said...

Love this image, composition, mood, texture, so much to like! Her posture and the orange hair against the green background work really well too.

10:35 PM  
Blogger stangy said...

you have conveyed, beautifully, a sense of real antiquity with your colors, the crackled background - wonderful!

10:19 AM  
Blogger katie said...

carla,
i just love your attitude, looking for whatever wonders there are in the present moment; something i need to be reminded of time and time again. congratulations on all the good things happening for you in your life and art right now. beautiful work, your beautiful spirtit shines through. maybe some day i'll have the pleasure of meeting you and your art in person...i would love that!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Wow, you have so much going on! Amazingly huge piece! Wow, I cant believe your work will be in a book! What great exposure! Amazing!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

She looks quite stern or exasperated in this picture; I kind of like it. *G*

And Cornwall bridge is about 10-15 minutes down the road from me, so I'll have to get my butt over there to see your show!

12:52 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Beautiful - it's matches the poem excellent!

Thankyou very much for comments at my blog - sometimes the comments makes my day :-)

6:03 PM  

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