The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Elora Tarot Project - The opening nite was a huge success

The Queen of Wands, Encaustic Mixed Media, 18 x 30 inches, 2013
Elora Tarot Project

The Wheel of Fortune, Encaustic Mixed Media, 18 x 30 inches, 2013
The Elora Tarot Project

The World, Encaustic Mixed Media, 18 x 30 inches, 2013

The opening of the Elora Tarot Project, Friday September 13th was huge success, over 500 people were in attendance at the truly was an opening to remember.
The exhibit is on until November 3rd, at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne, ON.  It is truly a remarkable project, not to be missed, 78 pieces of art work by 65 artists.

The Elora Project has produced a deck of the exhibit which can be obtained from the website or at the museum.

Shelley Carter asked me to say a few words from an artist's perspective....and so here is what I had to say:

First a big thank you to Shelley for the invitation to be part of this fabulous project.
As an artist it has been a shear pleasure to be involved, as it has been both unique and inspirational.

When I look around the room the magnificent art exhibit, I am awe struck by the diversity of mediums, and the magnitude of what you, Shelley and the artist's have accomplished.
So this is a hat's off to the artists who too worked from their hearts and put in their all.

But it goes without saying that we all would not be here tonight if it wasn't because of Shelley, her VISION, PASSION, DEDICATION, and ABILITY to stand steadfast to her dream with patience and grace ...which has been KEY to the success.

You have mobilized a community of artists and art lovers to participate full heartedly, to get excited and to be inspired by TAROT.
This success is because of you and your warmth and guidance.
Thank you for sharing your passion of tarot with us...

From an artist's perspective to be involved in this project has meant to be involved in something bigger than my own art work.  It has meant to be involved in a community initiative and to enjoy a sense of community spirit.

That community spirit is so strong here in this lovely village. It can be felt in this very room.
Shelley your vision to see a dream to fruition has been a testament to all of us.  To know that dreams can come true.  You have shown us that when you believe in something so passionately, you owe it to the world to make it come true and to deliver.  You have done that, and we are all richer for it.

Finally I believe art informs culture and the significance of which can be lost in our frantic lives, where we are worried about cutbacks and economic struggles.

This project brings to the forefront the importance of how art can inform our lives, bring reflection to our ever changing world.  It has united us or at the very least connected us in dialogue. You have brought that community conversation come alive.
In addition the creation of the deck brings this special community to artists and this part of the world to other parts of the globe.  A big cheers to you Shelley Carter.