Friday, March 26, 2010

The Creative Bed

Salutations from the Sanctuary...nice to see ya I write this I am tying up some loose ends to take a time out actually some time away from the sanctuary as I am feeling alot of stress along with exhaustion meeting deadline after deadline.
April brings me to three months to complete all the pieces with a small window to tweak before July..Yeah I know what your saying.." you have lots of time Rhonda" well actually no as I look at the 6 studio lists that document pretty well all the pieces and what needs to be done...its the little things that can do one in. I have over thirty pieces .....SHIT!!! rather ambitious when it all this started although there is much headway being made...being smack dab in the middle of it all makes the big picture so much larger...Friends have jumped in to help in various ways and I am damn grateful...

The most interesting help I am receiving is the organizing and cleaning of the studio,now when this was first suggested I was doubtful,resistant,cynical cause I could not see this decreasing my stress as i glance at my studio chaos so I gotta say reluctantly am saying yes..I will get back to u on the outcome of studio clean/organize.

The picture of the bed is kewl huh?? this piece was given to me and it will be used as part of my show...that bed is a great symbology for how I am feeling these days there it sits waiting for me to just lay down and chill...

My time out will be a good time to rebalance,connect and just be with friends in a different environment..
No Art for awhile...unplugging from u all...see ya soon.......
May the creative force be with u.....
In Artistic Solidarity;

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thoughts Become Things......

Howdy Ho Readers;
I hope this post finds your life full of abundance....Although i say that i am very aware that its challenging on so many levels for many of you right now,it just seems that so much is out of balance these days.
As i step into the studio daily and realize that time is ticking to meet this enormous deadline naturally stuff has arose which has impacted my creativity in one way or another,however i am in the studio even when i am creatively blocked there i sit or clean up the studio.I had a dream of one day being and doing art and today for the last six months I've done just that.Eat,Breathe,Talk Art what an amazing journey thus far its been. It has been much about self discovery and hmm i think maybe only a couple of layers have been peeled back.
I have so many of you to thank for your support which makes my work all the more full of meaning.Because been in overwhelm mode my mentor Luchia suggested that i write all my pieces down and what needs to be completed..Holy jumpings what a task before me...This is real what is happening here in the studio!!! My days begin anywhere from 6-7 am..the morning walk(dependant on weather) is a great kickstart as i allow my mind to wander and my body moves into balance.
I still continue to love my surroundings here...the peace and quiet are my best friends
What i am trying to say as each day when i step over the threshold into the studio i find out what i am made of and its alot ,the good,bad and the ugly but still there is a part of me that holds back..not quite sure what is going to come out of me.There are surprises from when i began in my head thinking of what i was going to create,my head had some pretty strong ideas,the heart and soul translated what truly needed to be created through my hands.
Thoughts truly do become things but i think that u are not told that they have to get by your heart and soul first...
The above pics are pieces that are in progress...Do something for me actually for yourself. take time for u,treat u in a way that u want to be treated.!!
To Thine Own Self Be True and rock on in the creative world.....
In Blessed Artistic Solidarity;

P:S.....I've chosen to share the pics with you but i am not going to put a name to the pieces at this time..Please be aware theses pieces are all in progress...

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Monday, March 1, 2010


How do readers?? are ya enjoying winter in whatever form it is visiting you....I am happy with the sprinwinter(spring,winter) this year how grateful i am that being here this year that last years winter didn't!!! i continue to yearn for blue skies,humid air and sunshine..however writing that i am happy to be where i am today as an artist in residence.

Today is my six months that i began this as of March 1st i have four months to complete my body of work!!! Yikes.i am border line overwhelm and hysteria especially when i look at the big picture..Stay with me here for a minute while i BREATHE! its full moon today

Quickening moon:
This is a month when new life is beginning, but still lies dormant. Pregnant animals, due in the spring, begin to feel the quickening of their unborn young. The earth itself is quickening, as seeds and bulbs far beneath the soil begin their journey towards the light. We know these things are coming -- and we know also that this is a good month to make plans for the future. We can dream and hope, and set goals for ourselves. Accept responsibility for mistakes you've made in the past, and move on. Magical workings this month should focus on personal achievements and advancement.

Progress is perking away in the studio,i have had to stop with bringing any new creative ideas aboard as my creative hands runneth over....

The title is fitting of my past week....Casa De Sanctuary/Studio was full up with guests coming and going...the truly kewl factor is they are all are artists..yep yep..

Monday: Krystin from Mission came for a play time in the usual we chattered and created...Krystin has worked her artistic magic on invitations for my show in July...I'll share a sneak peek soon. Take a stroll over to Krystin's blog to see more of her art.

Tuesday: Violette from White Rock also came for a play time but we ended up talking and brainstorming which is a bonus as it helped me push through some blocks i was having with some of my pieces.. u know the drill stroll on over, i love her work.
if u scroll down a day or two u will read Violette's thoughts on her visit to Casa De Sanctuary. The title of the entry violette wrote is called "Assemblage Heaven"

Wednesday: Daniel from New Jersey USA,picked up Daniel on Tuesday night ...I met Daniel last year in San Miguel,Mexico and he has been a great supporter of me..this young man is uber talented..this is his second trip to Canada to visit me ,last year a couple of months after i returned from Mexico and this time which is perfect timing as i have been grieving Mexico lately.(it will be one year March 7th that i returned from Mexico) My new website was built by Daniel.Love his Text and Thoughts Work

Wednesday: I hired a couple of the teenagers from the Alternative school to come to my studio to build some of my pieces.

Thursday: I facilitate a art programme that i set up for the Alternative High School once a week,this is part of my outreach for my artists residency.

Friday:The end of an Art-full week at Casa De Sanctuary,i am exhausted but so creatively filled..Thanx so much for reading along

The beginning of March has me with a consistent full schedule but i love the fact that its all art related....I got a load of gratitude for my life right now...............IT ROCKS..

Well its 8:36pSunday night February 28thfull moon,i have a gal pal visiting but felt compelled to finish this up....Thanx so much for stopping in.......let me know that u have passed by here leave me a
word or two....

In Artistic Solidarity


1. daniel &moi in the gallery

2.Alt School art project for gallery show in April (chair)

3.Alt School art project for gallery show in April (screen)

4.Daniel working in the classroom at the alt school

5.Building of my art pieces...Justin,Harley and yours truly

6.Justin and Harley working it


8.Creativity by Krystin


10.Studio piece in progress