First the giveaway. You see I'm still cleaning (this may take months ladies) and next to go are the zines. Not that I've absorbed all the knowledge in them, or finished being inspired by all the art they hold, but it's time to clear my space and my mind, so out they go. So here's an extra copy of The Studio by Teesha Moore. You just can't get these anymore. So leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win this issue #14. It's got 4 full-color pages, contributions by Lynne Perrella, Nina Bagley, Anne Bagby, Linda & Opie O'Brien and more!
Now if that leaves you wanting more, or just in case you do not win, I have even better news. Hop on over to Ebay where I am auctioning off the likes of 20 issues of The Studio. And - Play, Studio Reloaded, Art & Life, Artitude, Dog-Eared Magazine, LK Ludwig's Memory & Dream and many, many (some rare) more.
In a continuing effort to bring you more art, here again is another 1999 Fragment. On the back I have written:
OK, I've been working (playing) at writing down these thoughts about each Fragment and I've just had a really moving revelation. I still can't put it into words yet, but something important is happening during this process. Strangely enough, this physical feeling occurred inside right before I laid eyes on this piece and when I saw it, it really expressed visually what I was feeling at that moment. I may need to keep this one. It may have more to say.
Now, almost 10 years later, I know what that feeling was. I know what this Fragment was trying to tell me. I had found my voice. I had found what I had been searching for for over 40 years and it was staring me in the face. I had created what was in my soul.
Now, after 10 years, this voice wearies, has grown hoarse and weak. I still love what it says but I am ready for more. I know that it will not take another 40 years for my voice to emerge again, but it does take time. I think I am doing exactly what needs to be done ~ even the cleaning. The process of finding and going through and sorting the accumulations of the past 10 years, the notes, ideas, journals, art and materials that have accompanied me on my journey is for sure a step on the way to my next revelation. These revelations don't come to you if you just sit and wait for them. As I have known all along, you must keep moving, taking the next step, even though you do not know why or where it leads.
I am making some major changes in my life. Actually the changes are exactly what I wrote down as goals to achieve, changes that I wanted to occur. But the changes will occur in a completely different manor than I thought. Rule #1, be very, very specific in saying/visualizing what you want. What I find amazing is how much the 1999 Fragments echo the journey I am on now. Looking them over is like reading a guidebook, a trusted guidebook.
"Will you choose Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3? It's a scary decision. Choosing the wrong door could limit your future options, take you down a path you don't really want to go. But what if you could open every door? Unlimited options, unending possibilities. Unless you really are a game show contestant, there is no one stopping you from opening every door you come to. And you have every right to explore what you find behind each and every door.
Do you? Do you open every door? Have you stopped opening doors, looking for new experiences? I have always opened every door. Most of the time I can look right inside and tell I don't need to go there. But I have to open them all to know. I've always been open to new experiences, new ideas. I love coming across new doors to open. I will always seek them out."