Though it has been quite awhile since I've posted a new blog message please know that y'all have continued to be in my thoughts. The Reader's Digest Condensed version of the last six months follows. I would love to see your thoughts, impressions, ideas, and comments posted here on mia www. Please feel free to share the love and forward the beauty!
BIG love, Julie
This first half of 2014 had found me on paced and continued learning curves with my new Macbook Pro computer, its new word-processing software, new Sony camera, new Adobe Photoshop Elements photo-editing software and classes, more advanced photo-encaustic workshops with my friend and fellow artist-photographer Robert Medina Cook, poetry workshops, "Making a Living Making Art Seminar" via CreativeLive.com, lots of creating in my studio, new poems, poetry readings, and listening to the encouragement of fellow poets to publish a collection of my poems et al. That and nearing readiness to offer some new workshops in a transformational personal-growth writing-creating-poetic- artistic vein All this whilst moving from 'eldercare' roommate gig, to house-sitting gig, and now back with good friends to assist with baby so they can pack to move out of state. I may or may not stay there until the house sells. Looking for other options and would love some paying pet care gigs!
I've been selected to be one of the artists to demo my work (encaustics) at the new and oh so popular Rail Yards Market. Don't know which Sunday yet. Hopefully in the fall.
I'm readying for my first solo exhibit since moving to Albuquerque nearly 4 years ago. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 5th for the First Friday Opening Reception of my yet-to-be-titled exhibit of new works @ Satellite Coffee on Central in Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM! I'm very excited about this next step! I am chatting with The Source for Creating Sacredness about an installation, exhibit, and poetry reading there soon after.
If you are on Facebook you can find my 'Fanpage" under Julie Suzanne Brokken, Artist, Poeta, Photographer for more frequent updates! Big love to you all!
P.S. Some of you still have prints coming from your "Leaps Abound" Indiegogo Crowdfunding contribution. Let me know your selections at your convenience!