Friday, January 27, 2012

Do You Consider Yourself a Lucky Person?

If yes, why?

I understand some things are about luck, like say, winning the lottery. But if one hadn’t bought the ticket in the first place, then they never would have won. It took their effort, the buying of the ticket which enabled them to win.

So is it luck? Or applied effort?

My belief falls in the latter group.

Wise words from the drink coaster I use every day, “Luck is good planning carefully executed”

Yep, that’s what I believe.

Luck looks like luck to outsiders, but the one doing all the work to put themselves in the right spot at the right moment didn’t get there by chance. It was lots of prep work prior to the moment when the stars aligned in their favor.

Luck? Nah.

Tenacity, perseverance, and hard work, all wrapped up in one.

May you too have some luck come your way. And you know the kind of luck I’m talkin’ about.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. This isn't a plug for the lottery; I never buy tickets myself, so I shall never be in the running for that windfall.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Somebody asked me recently if I had seen the new Dr. Pepper commercial with the t-shirts. Nope, I hadn’t, but I should have asked them more questions.

Like “what did the shirts look like?”

Because, much to my surprise while I was watching TV yesterday I saw the new commercial.  Guess what? The people in the new Dr. Pepper commercial are wearing t-shirts that say, “I’m a Pepper.”

And even more surprising, the slogan was used previously in a commercial from the 1970’s. 1970’s????

Where have I been? Obviously not watching TV commercials.

Nope, my "I AM" concept didn’t stem from that commercial, but rather my Mirror, Mirror piece.  And both are completely different in concept, even if they look similar.  Which sounds a little like being a twin to me. Still, though,it's a bit disheartening to see something you have nurtured show up in somebody elses portfolio too.

But alas, that's life, yes?  I'm just gonna chalk this up to one of lifes' crazy coincidences.

Until the next time, may your days be creative and original!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What About You? Do You Want One?

I’ve been getting inquires about the “I AM” t-shirts.

Yes, you can still get 1. Or 2 or more or…..

Just give me a shout via my blog or website and for $5.00 plus S & H you too can share your thoughts with the world.

$5.00, what a deal, yes? The concept is to have as many people wearing them as possible, not to make a profit.

I’ll do “sightings” and post pictures at a later date. Hopefully people will show up en masse to continue the installation.

But alone or en masse, I look forward to seeing you soon!

And, I AM gonna take your picture, if I do. :)

May your day be creative a one!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Show and tell Sunday- I AM....... Eternally Grateful

At a time when the news is negative day in and day out, it is refreshing to know that we can forgo the doubts and fears, even if for only one night, to see the hope, beauty, and promise that shines brightly within each of us.

I AM……. eternally grateful to each and every person that participated in the I AM_______ installation I did for First Night. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

A sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here are the remaining pictures that I was able to capture before my camera battery died.

Thanks again!

Until the next time, may your day be a creative one!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I AM.....Doing it Again

Here are some more participants of my "I AM" installation at First Night 2012 in St. Pete.

Thanks to all of you for participating!





and a personal favorite.
Stay tuned, more still to come.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I AM...Posting a Baker's Dozen

Here are some of the wonderful "I AM" participants from the First Night show in St. Pete.

Thanks to all of you for participating! Without you the show wouldn't have been the same.

I'll be posting more throughout the week.

Thanks again to all participants!

And thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I AM ...Going to Take a Nap Today

I am very happy to say that the First Night show was a huge success.

We started handing out t-shirts at 5:00pm and didn’t stop until midnight when we watched the beautiful fireworks display courtesy of First Night St. Pete. After that we broke down the show and made it home shortly after 3:00am.

Up at 7:00 and I’m already dreaming about a nap. :)

I am honored that so many people were moved by my installation, some to the point of tears. Very gratifying to know that something I make can resonate so powerfully with another person. The best part about this crazy life called art. Thank you to each of you who participated!

I took photos of as many people and their “I AM” shirts as possible before my camera battery died. Many that I didn’t get to take have promised to send me pictures. I’ll post them all during the upcoming week.

For now, here are a few-

I AM going to kick cancer's butt
(I hope you do!!!)

 Happy New Year to you, my friends!