Saturday, December 31, 2011

Flourish and Crap in 2012

happiness, good fortune, contentment, longevity and love. my wishes for you in the New Year...
In winding down the year and in anticipation of the New Year, throughout the online art community there has been a big 'movement' to choose a word for the year. Though I don't really know all that much about it and have wondered how one tiny word can fill such a tall order, I think I am safe in assuming that it is a word that states what you hope to accomplish or one that represents your frame of mind. Most people, it seems have chosen words like trust, hope, live, love, seek, believe and so on. Hey, those are really nice words. Beautiful words. But really. The sweetness starts to, well, get too sweet. 
So, Me? I chose Crap. I mean, crap is such a useful word. Just think about it. I buy a lot of crap. I make a lot of crap. I take a lot of crap. People give me crap all the time. If I bump my toe, I can yell, "Oh Crap" and it is not all that offensive. You can add fun endings to the word to make other great words too, like, crap-py, crap-ola, crap-tastic! I mean, crap is cussing without sounding to foul. The word crap gives you all the pleasure of cussing with only half the calories ! 
Well, anyway, I just thought crap was a very good word for the year. It was different than all of the rest. It stood out from the crowd. *sigh* But some people thought crap was too cynical. It was suggested that I should have a better word. I think they thought if crap was my word than I would have a crappy year. I began to doubt my choice...and so I officially revoked my word "crap" and chose "flourish" instead. Quite diverse, I know. But I figure if I am gonna make the change, I may as well go all out. And if you think about it, they actually go well together. Because I can FLOURISH even when life hands me a bunch of CRAP!!

And now, in all seriousness, my best wishes to you for the New Year. May you have only happiness, good fortune, contentment, longevity & love (and definitely no crap :)
Thank you so much for all of your friendship, support and   for reading my words and looking at my art this year. I look forward to 2012....
With much love and gratitude,

Thursday, December 15, 2011


"Thought-Full" by, me, Kae Pea 2011

I think I painted these ladies (Thought-Full and from my last post, Up-Do) because my head is SO VERY FULL of ideas. Sometimes I feel I may burst at the seams! Honestly, I do believe my brain, my heart and soul are brimming over with color and imagery and thoughts of all that I hope to create....
The same goes for here on my blog. Sometimes I have so much I want to share that I often share nothing because I don't know where to begin! But I can no longer hold back.  I  really feel and see changes in my work and feel a shift in my attitude about my art and my business. Little things, little steps. I liken it to watching my children grow....sometimes the changes are subtle, almost imperceivable and then all of a sudden they are taller than you! Well, my art and my work is not yet 'taller than me', however, I can feel it beginning to take real shape and I am gaining my footing. It is an exhilarating time and I am very happy to be able to share these moments with you.
Right now I am working on a new series of paintings, I am getting ready for a little Holiday show at 6 North Cafe, I have been sprucing up my Etsy shop, I am loving working and showing at Wood Icing, I am ecstatic to announce my first stencil design through Stencil Girl Products and to say I have now been published for the first time in Sprout Magazine! Whew! Amazing and I know in my heart of hearts that this is just the tip of the iceberg! I have just begun to put my intentions out into the Universe and be bold and brave enough to speak my hopes and dreams aloud. I am amazed, it not only feels great but it is working!!
As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heART for looking at my art and reading my words.