Where Has It Gone?

July 26, 2012
In the past six months, I've had quite a lot of things going on.  After my first half marathon, I immediately got a new job (that is not anywhere near where my other jobs were, disconcerting for me at best).  Although I love the opportunity that this job offers me, it has nothing to do with art or creation, and I spend so much time with my mind on the job, that I haven't even unpacked my studio, which has sat in our new huge basement in Aurora, CO.  After getting the new job, we moved to Aurora.  And everything has stayed in boxes for the last two months.

I haven't quite been running lately, nor painting, nor doing anything that has been Me.  I know in my heart that my job changes peoples' lives.  I watch as people get off medication, lose weight, transform who they and their families are and lead lives to a wonderful potential.  I know I am doing good.  But I worry that it's at the expense of my own potential and happiness.  I would imagine that my boss would say that transforming the world is living out the ultimate potential.  Perhaps I'd rather be less than and go back to what I was doing before.

In the wake of the recent Aurora theater shooting, as for most everyone in response, life has become precious and some things are becoming starkly clear.  I need to sit down and reevaluate what I am doing with my life and what will make me happy and feel fulfilled.

The idea is by August 3rd, I will have our home unpacked and my studio up and running.  Then from there, I am going to attempt the potentially overwhelming task of maintaining a dual life.  The all-encompassing job at the office, which is also a lifestyle and a principle (one which I hold dear and live as well as I can) and the attempt at maintaining my artistic integrity with a home studio and perhaps getting out in to the public arena again, this time with less up front cost.

This is the idea, at least.

Artist of the Year, Voting starts

October 2, 2011

The voting for Denver Artist of the Year has begun! Please visit http://www.rawartists.org/denver

Login or create an account for Rawards Denver.

At the top of the page, click category "ART."

Then click on MY profile "ANNE G."

When my profile comes up, there will be a button that says "Vote for this Artist." CLICK ON IT!! If you want, of course.

You can vote for me once a day until October 15.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS, post it on Facebook, forward this on!

If I make it through the regional rounds, I go on t...

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A few things on tap.

September 28, 2011
I just recently started on a commissioned piece similar to that of the Looking Glass series, but focusing on Golden, CO.  In addition to doing the piece on glass,  I'm also going to produce two on rice paper and one on watercolor paper.  The latter three will all be available within the next month.

In addition, I have some great prints that I'm about to mat that I'm super happy about.  These are original drawings from years ago that I finally got around to scanning and printing.  The originals...
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The First Step

August 10, 2011

 After my showcase at the Jet Hotel in downtown Denver, I felt defeated.  I didn't sell anything;  I barely generated any interest.  I think three people truly were intrigued and spoke to me about my paintings.  The latter half of the show was spent sitting on the couch talking with Brian and playing Scrabble.  

Not a great start.

I did meet a few interesting artists that were more than willing to give me advice and point me in the right direction, for that, I think Susan, Aundra, and Stu.

Of co...
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RAW:Denver | Fusion | Artist Statement

July 22, 2011

Life is a process.  An ongoing series of transitions from one moment to the next.  A relentless charge forward that occasionally feels like a meaningless tailspin, but it is within these transitions that life breaks open and shows us her meaning. 

Everything contains the potential for a shift.  We all move towards or away something or someone.  We better ourselves, rid ourselves of old habits, gain new talents. 

To understand and share this process in life with myself and ultimately with others...

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Original Dissertation - Excerpt

July 22, 2011
Art is assumed to be merely an imitation of life; however, in actuality, art is truer to reality than common life itself can or will ever be. Occasionally described as just the expression of feeling, art is really the feeling that is the starting point of the spirit. 

Art is the overall conception that allows for existence and essence to coincide perfectly. Because of this concurrence, art cont
ributes to concrete reality more so than life ever has, does, or will. By truly "awakening and vivify...

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