Wednesday, October 03, 2012

What I'm working on.....


This is just a quick post to share what I've been working on. I know, this is a terrible sneak peak pic, but I have several paintings in the works, and it helps my momentum if I don't show too much yet. These pieces will be included in the works I'll be showing at Haiku: Poetic Food and Art in December. Some of the pieces will also be worked into some children's book promotions. There's been a lot of planning going on behind the scenes this year.

I've also been going through a life changing 13 week LZR7 Treatment program to eliminate my allergies & food intolerances, balance my hormones, and a ton of other stuff. I haven't been on allergy medication for months now, and besides eliminating my stomach pain, increasing my energy, and feeling overall better, this amazing thing happened.....I can see clearly now! I still need my contacts and glasses, but one day it was like I woke up with HD vision. The blurry haze I've had for the last 15 years has lifted, and everything is clean, sharp, defined, and colors seem more saturated. It's been a rather intense improvement that I'm grateful for everyday.


While most of the summer was spent drawing and detoxing every week during the treatments I did manage a little fun this summer. My friend, Bob and I went on an awesome open-air safari at The Wilds. I've always wanted to go on safari. I just never imagined it would be in Ohio! Located on nearly 10,000 acres, The Wilds is one of the largest wildlife conservation centers in the world. It is such an incredible place. I wish all animals had wide open spaces to roam.

I promise to post some better art pics soon. Now let the painting marathon begin....

6 comments:

Andi Butler said...

OOoooh, I can't wait to see what you create next!

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Eric said...

I know what you mean about momentum. Sometimes I tell my idea or show roughs to someone, and if they react positively, it's like I've already met my goal and I end up not creating the thing.

Dang, safari day looks like it was fun.

Angela Matteson said...

me too! Honestly, I have a good idea how I want them, but it's still always a surprise to see them in the end. :D

Angela Matteson said...

That's exactly it! I've heard it said that if you talk about or show too much of your idea too early it's like it already exists in the world, and some of the magic it takes to bring it about is lost.

I wish you and Jen could have joined us at The Wilds. It's quite an experience. Even though it's just Ohio I couldn't get enough of the views. All of Zanesville could fit within The Wilds!

Emma Reynolds said...

Wow that is incredible about your sight! Congratulations, and I am so happy for you!

I am really looking forward to seeing more of your paintings, and I absolutely love your bunnies in your blog banner, fantastic stuff!

John Lechner said...

Can you take another photo with those top two boards removed? :) I'm glad you're doing well, both creatively and personally. I know what it's like about showing things in progress, I hardly ever do (until after it's done.) Keep up the great work!