I really believe in choosing your own adventure! That can be quite a challenge but when you put your spirit into something, it IS the ultimate renewable energy! I have been posting weekly on Instagram: veralong, not only new work but quick time lapse videos of my creating it….after doing live figure drawing and painting for 18 years, I have gotten pretty fast! Not quite 30 seconds like the Bob Ross specials here, but 30 minutes average for each piece….distilling all that time, all these emotions, letting go of how I think it should be and just letting the present moment of connecting to another person flow through me….in full living tactile color!
I am also teaching 300+ kids and private clients art + film each week… or rather supporting their adventures with the spirit of the moment! I’ve taken over the art program at Mira Monte elementary, creating self portraits, puppets and sets with 1-6th graders. Through a generous grant from the Wonan’s Fund I am also teaching mixed media and stop motion animation to kids st Matilija Junit High- we will be entering the Ojai Film Society youth filmmakers competition.
Not to mention, I've also begun work on a four foot tall egg to be hidden amongst the rolling hills of the Ojai Valley Inn for their gala easter event!
It's a whirlwind but I am very grateful for the exciting connection that this much creative interaction and engagement brings!
JOIN ME – Saturday, March 9th!!!
~~for a live art event where I will be painting some *incredible* soulful music performances by Mariee Sioux
Listen to her gorgeous music here:
Busy as a Bee! I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking and moving!