Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Top 5 Things I'm Thankful For

"As Above, So Below I", 48"x36"
©2013  Cat Tesla
The sun is peeking through the clouds and it's Saturday. I just put the final touches on a couple of paintings and I'm almost done packing for a trip over Thanksgiving. Things are winding down for the year and it's nice to catch up on life.

I've heard recent news of friends diagnosed with serious illnesses, friends whose lives aren't going the way they want or as fast as they want, and others facing loss.

As I reflect on the year so far and my life as an artist, it's really the simple things that I'm most grateful for. The actual list would be much much longer, but here are the top 5 things I'm thankful for:

  • the love of my husband and family (and their patience :)
  • my friends and their amazing selves (where would I be without them?!)
  • a roof over my head and a studio to paint in
  • my health and the health of my family and friends (without your health, nothing much else matters)
  • the amazing Ruby, our very old, mostly blind, mostly deaf dog, who continues to give love because that's all she knows
Here's wishing you peace and blessings for Thanksgiving,
Cat

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Look Inside

I've been on the fence for a long time whether or not to do a video about me and my artwork. After receiving encouragement from colleagues and my husband (who is my business partner), I decided to take the plunge. You can view it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cBt4loSZOA&noredirect=1
 
I think I was hesitant because of the work involved to make a video:  it takes a lot of time! Then there's the part about deciding what to include. How much, how little. This first video may be a bit lengthy as far as videos go, but I think it provides a good foundation and a look inside my practice as an artist.

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

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When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn103820.html#SCWTxlacRUqLwIwu.99
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn103820.html#SCWTxlacRUqLwIwu.99