Tag: inspiration

Doing more with less, moving furniture and silly schtuff like that.

Gallery rennovation

My mother was one to move furniture – a lot.

Whenever she got bored with her life, which seems to have happened on a regular basis, she would take up a new hobby, and move the furniture.

I inherited this tendency from her. I too like to refresh and recreate things in my life.

As the director of the Creative Ohio Gallery in Canton, OH, I have the opportunity to change things around often in a creative way. The gallery has new art and new displays changing all the time.

We are in the process of going from two storefront spaces to one, so the gallery is getting a complete redesign. Not only are we reducing space, we are also changing our focus to becoming a place to create, as opposed to simply an exhibition space. We will still exhibit art and craft items, but we will also have a studio area for artists to create.

So we will be doing more with less space, and become a more creative and interactive space.And it will be fun!

At the moment it looks like the photo above. But I have the resilience and tenacity genes from my mother, so by Friday, it will be totally transformed.  I have a big project planed for this coming First Friday. If you are in town, come join me.

Or you could come and help me move furniture…

Have a Little Faith in Me…

I usually only post my own works in this space. But this video was so compelling, I thought it warranted an exception.

And, it came to me during a week where I am faced with a huge challenge.

With a goal of raising $6,000 in pledges for my latest Okey’s Promise project, my current pledges total $2,010, with only 4 days left. If the goal is not reached, I get nothing.

Unsurmountable? Perhaps. But no one thought I could raise $5,000 with my last project, and I raised over $5,100.

I WILL do the project. I hope that I can do it thru this campaign. it just takes a little bit of faith, and a lot of reaching out to potential supporters.

The video is from Jonathon Fields. If you don’t follow his blog, I highly recommend that you do.

Thanks to those of you who have faith in me.

Faith, hope, and loss

Drawing by BZTAT

Twice this week, I have read the shattering news, crossing my Facebook page, of the untimely loss of a friend.

It is an awkward space to be sharing grief – writing on a friend’s Facebook page when that person’s eyes will not read it. But that is becoming the new process of sharing grief with others who feel the same sadness and loss.

And it has beauty.

Friends gather to share stories and comfort each other. They mobilize to garner support for the children who are most closely affected. And they share spirit through prayer and virtual hugs.

I share my heart and my spirit here, in hopes that it will reach those who grieve, and reach those who have joined wings with the angels.

I miss ya, guys. You are forever in my heart.