Ah, Monday… What more do I need to say? Monday has a reputation as being the worst day of the week. I guess if you think about it, it really is.
Think about the other days:
Tuesday is probably the most benign day of the week – every other day has some sort of something attached to it. Wednesday everyone is trying to get over a hump. Thursday has the expectation of Friday to come. Friday has the expectation of the weekend to come. And the weekend,,, Saturday is actually my favorite day but for me it comes with a level of transition and winding down after a busy work week. It’s followed close by Sunday. But Sunday brings with it (if one allows it) that dread of Monday looming ahead… And then we’re back to Monday and the whole cycle starts all over again and Monday is still the bad guy.
Am I thinking too much of this? Perhaps, but my thinking has put me on a mission to make Monday a much better day than it currently is. How can Monday be better? I can think of many ways – shifting perception is one of them. But probably the most important of all of them is music. Music makes everything better, including Monday. So I made a mix of songs to help get through a Monday. Take a listen, I hope it helps your Monday better somehow…
As we move into 2021 we leave the last year behind us and start fresh with hopes of good things to come. In order to start the year right, I’ve updated my Etsy shop and added some new work. And in order to celebrate this with you, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed through Valentine’s Day 2021. Art is a lasting gift, whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, and I’m hoping a visit to my shop will inspire you in some way.
I recently got to visit Historic Spanish Point with my family. Such a great opportunity to take some photos – of course, when isn’t it a great opportunity to take some photos? I absolutely love having a camera with me, traipsing around looking for that perfect shot, the excitement when I know that I have found it…
My dad was with me that day. I always love to get his take on photography and light and composition. Both my parents are amazingly creative, so I was lucky enough to get it from both sides. My dad has always been an incredible photographer and my favorite room in our house when I was a kid was the dark room. I thought it was the ultimate cool fort and I’d sit in the glow of the red light, checking out the film developing stuff. I remember watching photos be developed – I’d see the image start to come to life in the developing tray and thought it was pure magic.
Photography is a little different now than it was then. The digital age has made film photography sort of a lost art. But there are many good things to be said about being able to edit a photo on a computer. I’m just always so grateful when I have a chance to grab my camera and snap some photos. The gallery above are some of my favorite images from that day at Historic Spanish Point.
This was one of those pieces that seemed to create itself. I had a general idea and all of the elements came together in a very synchronistic way. It is always so amazing when this happens – the way energy flows effortlessly and the feeling of being a part of something larger than myself… See my Etsy shop for more details, http://www.etsy.com/shop/kerrytopjun
Do you believe in luck? Is luck a force of the Universe, a matter of perception? This piece of art and more can be seen in my Etsy shop. And I’ll be adding more new pieces through the week, so be sure to check back! #art #luck #france #paris #believe #mixedmedia #foundobjects #vintage #kerrytopjun
I’ve been working on new art, getting ready for Atomic Holiday Bazaar 2018. It’s Lucky Season 13 and, as always, I can’t wait for this cool event! If you’ve never been, you’re missing out – it’s the perfect place to shop local for yourself or all your favorite people on your holiday gift list. So put it on your calendar now and come see us the second weekend in December, Saturday and Sunday, December 8 + 9!! Hope to see you there!!
I was on location at a photo shoot recently and fell in love with the gardens and the flowers in bloom. Nature is such an inspiration for me artistically. Spring and sunlight and water come together and encourage things to grow for no other reason than they simply can. Shape and color and texture emerge as natural works of art. And while there is no rival to the beauty of Nature, it’s always my hope as an artist to bring the right elements together to create beautiful work…
“And though she be but little, she is fierce!” -Shakespeare
I’ve been adding new work from my “Small But Mighty” series to my Etsy shop. Each piece measures 4 x 6 and incorporates vintage and found objects, vintage paper and postcards, all on salvaged wood. Click here to take a peek – these small pieces are only $18 each and make great gifts!