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March 27, 2017

My Muse

The artists need for a muse is powerful, but is it a necessity?

My muse is essential, now that I have one I would be at a loss without.  My muse would say, "who is musing who?!".

My muse is able to see my full capabilities, and pushes me beyond my annoyance.
Hints at spectacular ideas, and seems to be spot on. Helps me respond to and then maneuver wild hurdles. Always giving me beyond what I think I need.

The following images are courtesy of my muse, for your amusement ~

 Silly, perhaps...

In different periods of your life, you have different needs.  I have had muses before, full on wild adventures, but tend to burn out quickly. Time has come to let loose and show the world what I have to offer!

My muse helps me become more enlightened, empowered. To live by a stricter code, knows about dedication, about how to give love and support without hesitation.  Knows when and how to push, and I let it happen. I sometimes get caught in a circular motion. Certainly nothing wrong with circles, it is just that sometimes you need some straight lines to get you to where you are going.

March 18, 2017

Homage to Georgia O'Keeffe

Death can be beautiful at times. In nature is one of those moments when you can overlook the how one dies, but admire where it was, the position it ended up in.  While in Mexico recently, I came across some wonderful death still life's. 

A ccoatimundi skull and body was discovered.  We saw gangs of them wandering about in a friendly enough fashion.

Appreciating death is not easy.  I lost my father a year ago. He would have loved this trip, for he had quite the love for the sea and wanted to become an oceanographer for his fifth, sixth? career change.  He taught me so many amazing things about understanding life, and he helped me see the beauty in dead things. I remember when he took me on my first scuba trip.  It had me mesmerized.  From the meditative breathing to the incredulous creatures swimming by me, I fell hard for the sea.  I was a teenager heading nowhere fast and in danger of crashing, and he showed me the possibilities that life offered me.  I grabbed my camera and ran far and wide, always on the search for new discoveries.

This recent trip to Akumal found us swimming just above five juvenile cuttlefish, guarding their ground. Typically shy, in the past they would quickly swim away when I came near.  But these stood their ground. I looked into their huge donut shaped eyes, tried communicating with hand/arm gestures, I felt like I was communicating with aliens.  Simply incredible. They tried using some tentative aggressive moves back. Then we all just stared at one another, and after I had my fill of their pulsating colors, I swam off to give them peace.

A much needed escape from my life constantly looking at facebook and wondering what news will come next with this new presidency.  I am grateful to both my parents for encouraging me to follow my passion to become an artist.

February 26, 2017

Fractured America, 2017

Divided land, divided people...

February 25, 2017

Teeth of the Palm

Became fascinated with the palm's "teeth". Needed to do a study...

Like a jaw!

Palm Desert Nature Trails, CA

Walking through the Coachell Valley Preserve and the Indio Hills Palms. The colors were rich, clouds threatening above, the air cool....

Enjoy!  Callie

The show! Imago Galleries, Palm Desert CA

My trip to Palm Desert for the reception at the Imago Galleries was wonderful!  The gallery itself is amazing, and I had not realized last time that it was right off the main street in town, El Paseo. From the parking lot you view a yellow hanging Dale Chihuly piece in the tower window. It looks like a museum.

I was seeing the work framed up for the first time, it looked incredible.  Leisa, the gallery director, did an amazing job with placement of complimentary art around my work. The art was being displayed on your walk out to the galleries backyard.  The fire table was in full flame, the rain had ceased and the night air felt clean.  This city girl was thrilled to be out under the desert stars taking in just how far her art had come. 

Photo credit: Lisa Bunin

Jay describing the dynamic flow of energy in the piece.
Reflected in the glass is the artist, her mom, and cousin Lisa. 
Thanks to Lisa for taking over camera duties during the reception!

Pool with Chihuly boat in backyard.

Backdoor leading to gorgeous outdoor space.

Art patron with Callie

Thank you for your viewing!

February 12, 2017

Reception at Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA

Opening reception at Imago Galleries, 
Palm Desert, CA

Reception: Saturday, Febuary 18th, 5:00 - 7:30pm

All invited!

45-450 California 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Two diptychs currently on view

Fantastical in Blue, 2015

Together, 2015

Represented by 
Imago Galleries