NOT JUST talking garden to plate. That and so much more! Going from feeling like dirt to feeling delicious. And then there is the creative process, going from the seed of an idea, to connecting my thoughts with my visuals. Sometimes a bit random but always getting back to deliciousness.
*** Maybe go to last paragraph and read why the photos are here, what they have to do with goals …and then come back here 🙂
Yada yada yada… 2017 already seems far away in the rear view mirror.
What did I /you/ we intend to accomplish in 2017 ? Hmmm, were those written down and reviewed within that past 10 days. Did I choose to be grateful for what I did accomplish? Did I do any personal work to resolve and start again?
I, like many folks have great intentions and goals that as years go by they seem less and less important …or attainable. Oops, I am sounding way to honest and negative to be posting those thoughts. With that said I am going to ( hopefully not ramble too much ) speak personally here. When I think back on 2017 I know the plan was to get major headway with THE CHEER PROJECT . So where is this at? TheCheerProject.com is up and running ( despite theme and plug in conflicts that took it down.) The Gallery -Portfolio is no where near where my intention for it was but a good start. The virtual tour concept of the entire Cheer experience is still my intention but have not been able to budget that yet. The program I enrolled in to help me get corporate sponsorship for the project has been educational, but not utilized as well as I had hoped.
I designed dirttodelicious.net as a show case to pull together my many gifts and areas of focus and also as an experiment to connect the dots of what I am up to and seeing if sharing it all here was valuable to me, and anyone else. A refresher on what that intention was:
My artwork from The Cheer Project and photographs of things I grow arranged on my paintings.
Making a visual and literary connection between my artwork and my varied streams of thought.
My ongoing photography of anything else that I deem appropriate for any of my themes in relationship to “dirt to deliciousness”.
My ongoing theme of learning and sharing ideas that relate to my personal experiences, research and trial and error re health and well being. Yep I mean going like feeling like dirt to feeling delicious.
My ongoing theme of creating recipes and plan to write down and refine those recipes and photographing before eaten.
Exploring having a blog spot on the web to write and post imagery that is eclectic in its nature yet multi theme based.
So with that said my evaluation of dirttodelicious.net for 2017 is this:
I did not post anywhere near enough to call seriously active
TheCheerProject.com took over in my time to focus on a web site and my learning curve with WordPress has become a project all of its own.
I love having it as a spot to share
It is still a mixed bag of multiple themes but is getting closer to working with my other sites and varied social media to cross reference
It is obvious to me that I have more goals and aspirations than time allows. But that is me… life long.
*** I am wondering how “the universe ” will respond this coming year between images of what I grow shot on paintings from the Cheer Project and The Cheer Project itself. I opened up this blog post with 3 images of mine that are showing at the art gallery of the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, Az. These three images are part of the show “Visual Feasting ” and will be there Through Feb 26, 2018. Yep stuff I grow on top of Cheer Project Paintings. Who knows, maybe just like how I was chosen by Scottsdale Cultural Council to create “Emergent” for Influx 6,after reviewing images of things that I grow photographed against my Cheer paintings… maybe I will again be commissioned to create more 5ft x 8ft images like I was with “Emergent”. If you want to see Emergent and hear more about it go to blog post https://dirttodelicious.net/temporary-art-in…ation-for-influx/
Here is to wishing all of you, all the best you can imagine and so much more. To use a wonderful affirmation phrase “this or something better ” 🙂
I think it best for me to introduce myself again . As I wander through this project of learning word press and all the side bar issues that come with having a functional blog I live and learn ( hopefully like all of life) . I recently got introduced to Word Fence plug in and now wondering who are these “people ” that keep trying to log in as administrator to this site ? How distracting life can be when we attempt to make delicious stuff and reality sets in and we have to deal with the dirt of life. Sound familiar? I guess I need to understand better how to create my sign up so you can introduce yourselves to me! With that said I would love if the subscribers or any visitors that feel inclined post a response : How did you get here and what are you ideally looking for from this blog ? I started this blog knowing full well that the mavens of marketing and blogging and blah blah blahhhhing say focus on a few topics in your blog site. SO what is the fluid evolving reason for this blog site? Connecting my art ( both photographic and Chakra healing paintings as part of my Chakra healing project ) to my writing as I focus on other of my life passions : organic gardening/sustainability, creating delicious recipes, finding new ways of healthfully getting out / staying out of feeling mind /body dirt and being more delicious! I have a lot to say and more to show. Where this site goes is fluid . Professionally I have been a photographic artist for decades. I have within the past 4 years years started working with abstract acrylics and working on creating the Chakra Healing Exhibition Research Project . More on that another time. I am looking forward to the exposure this blog has as a venue leading to support of my projects and also assignments, purchases , exhibition space. There is no shopping cart set up here ( yet) nor amazon connection ( yet) but I am considering them as options in the future. Thank you for being here. I would love to know what brought you here and what you would like to see more of and well… more about you!
NOW, please introduce yourself 🙂
I keep experimenting to see what REALLY works for me in life. Been doing it as long as I can remember.
When I see what works for someone else I can not help but wonder if it will work for me too.
I plant and see what happens.
I get caught in the process when I am really into it and loose track of time.
I keep working on growing deep roots
I am so grateful when the results I am working for actually happen
I keep trying
I guess I am too foolish and obstinate to know when to give up. More on that later.
Despite how much certain aspects of the work seem to be hard on me or/ and for me … I keep trying a way to either ignore it, find a work around, or just keep complaining about the pain and keep doing the work … right and not just find someone to pay to do it!
I know if I have all these thoughts…. others do as well.
These lemons are just a few of oh so many I have harvested from our neighbor’s tree . Really not the best image for this analogy?
Thanks to our dear neighbors there has been lots of lemonade, and varied dishes using the lemons…. and art as often as I can think to take the time.
Wondering when the lemon tree we planted last winter will bear fruit. Just covered the ground with more home grown compost and lama dung. ( another post), and free wood chips before the big rain hits.
OK- photographically…. I found that workflow for this image in Light Room to On ONE did not give me the quick and easy results I had hoped for where LR to Photoshop worked much faster for the clean up .