Happy 2012 and Thoughts on Balance

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I think I always say that–or at least I seem to be saying that a lot in the recent past. After spending all day long at a computer for my day job, it’s hard to want to hop on the computer at home, even if it is for something really cool like sharing my art on this blog.

What can I say? 2011 was a doosie and I’m sort of glad to see it go. Not that life magically changes or gets easier when the calendar resets to January 1st, but I’m letting bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, you know? 2012 is all about balance for me–at least that’s the theme that I see emerging in the 19 days so far. With that in mind (and a gut instinct that the theme was balance–of life, of activities, of time, of mind), I started this piece on New Year’s Day. It’s big–the base is a repurposed door that I got off of Craigslist. 

As of right now, it’s called “Tree” after my favorite yoga pose by the same name. You know, this pose:

Okay, now here’s a picture of the actual art. Here’s a snapshot of the upper part of her body:

And no, she isn’t stinky–my sweet labrador puppy brought me my deoderant out of my gym bag just before I took this photo. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to move it before I took the photo! (Doh!)

Here’s a close up of her face:

Now, I need to get a good full body shot to post! It’s been fun to play with greens and browns…not my usual go to color scheme, but it seemed fitting for a tree. I have a few ideas in mind for her background, but I haven’t decided on one yet…so I will save that for later.

There are a bunch of other pieces that I’ve been working on–and some that are even grouted now! I will see about getting pictures tonight so that I can post them here.

Here’s to a happy and balanced 2012. May it be your best year yet!

Rachel

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3 Responses to Happy 2012 and Thoughts on Balance

  1. Oh my goodness, thats beautiful!. I would love to think “i could do that”, but I would only copy ( and not as well ) your wonderful piece. I dont have the ability to ‘see’ something that isnt there yet.
    Wonderful wonderful wonderful. I hope you dont mind but I plan to share it.
    Namaste

    Cheryl

    • Thanks Cheryl! I have always loved “tree” and I never know if it’s going to be an easy tree day or a hard tree day when I step on the mat. I will continue to post updates as she develops–and there’s a whole series of these dancing around in my brain–maybe lotus, or childs pose, or warrior 1 or 2. I don’t know where they will all live when they are finished–I want them all to be big, nearly life size if not larger–maybe in a yoga studio somewhere? At any rate, I am completely encouraged and revitalized by your comment and that someone appreciates my work. Namaste. Rachel

    • And yes, please do share my site! I would love to get people’s feedback and reactions. 🙂

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