Monday, September 23, 2013

Art Travel : Puerto Vallarta 2013

I'm still buzzing from the inspiration on my trip to Puerto Vallarta a few weeks ago. I chose not to take my journal supplies with me on this trip and focus more on photography and connecting with my friends.  

There is a "zone"  I go into when I'm creating where I get lost in my creative process.  Its a beautiful thing to experience and I love having the time and space to dive deep into my process.  I love the feeling when everything seems to click, time stands still and I feel an amazing sense of joy.  Its funny, when I actually notice I'm in the zone, I'm usually flipped out of the zone and the process starts again as I make my way back in.

If I'm with other artists they usually understand and honor when I'm in "the Zone" and wait for it to pass before engaging.  This trip was not about me diving deep into my creative process, it was about connection with the group of amazing women on the trip. 

We've known each other for a long time and we had so much to discuss and chat about. We got dressed for nights out sharing jewelry and beauty products. I felt like I was in the college dorms again. I got to express my creativity with make-up and eye shadows.

I also expressed my creativity through photography and photographing every beautiful experience.  I got a huge 32 MB memory card so I wouldn't have to limit myself on my trip. It was the best plan ever! I took photos like a wild woman.  I took photos of everything that made my heart sing.  I loved every moment of the experience. 

I can't wait to go back next year.

Weekly Art Journal

August was a week of celebrations. My good friend Christine had a wonderful birthday celebration at a friends house. It was wonderful to spend time playing games and spending time with friends.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weekly Journal

I'm back in my weekly journal. This week I found an image of a woman that really inspired me...I found her in the pages of a Nordstom catalog. I love using images of models from fashion magazines and shopping catalogs  in my work.  I'm always attracted to faces with unusual expressions or really interesting features. There was something deep and thought provoking in her expression that attracted me to use her in my journal this week. 

Maybe its because I'm still enjoying the buzz of being in paradise for a week
with friends I have known for most of my life. 

Maybe because I realized how important vacations are to my heart, mind and spirit. 

 I feel like the vacation changed something deep within me. The humility, the laughter, the dancing, dressing up every night... I feel more like myself than ever before.

My journal page this week doesn't have words yet. But if I were to add words it would be words of gratitude and a celebration of returning back to myself.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Artists I Love: Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Artist: Ricardo Ortega
Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Artist: David Gonzalez
 Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Artist: Flor Minor
 Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Artist: Diego Luz
Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Galeria Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I took a little trip to Puerto Vallarta last week and I had an amazing time with friends. It was also a great time to get some inspiration from local artists.  On our last day in town,. we visited a little area of Puerto Vallarta known for its artists and amazing galleries. I was in heaven.  That is definitely something that will be on the top of my list for next year. 

My favorite gallery was Galeria Corsica. I experienced some of the most breath taking art work I've ever seen.  The gallery owner was gracious enough to allow us to take photos so I was able to capture some of my favorite pieces.