As I looked back on my 2-years on the Big Island of Hawai'i, I could not help to feel a sense of regret, displacement, and loss as a result of the Kilauea eruptions that forced us to evacuate our home.
Healing takes time. Healing takes family. Sometimes, healing takes distance. The following is an account of the transition that took place inside of me, as I replaced negative feelings with acceptance, understanding and love.
Join me on October 6 & 7 in Roswell, GA at FountainHead Art Space for my Fearless Metallics Workshop: A modern twist to using metallic paint, powders & gold leaf. For more information & to register: https://www.fountainheadartspace.com/gary-bodner
Life is interesting. Although I knew that we were moving to an island with 5 active volcanoes, I honestly did not think that we would experience a volcanic eruption of this magnitude in our lifetime. Wishful thinking? Naïve? Both? The reality is that Kilauea volcano did erupt, and the course of our lives has been changed forever.
Thank you for the sweet, inspiring messages of love and concern we have received since the recent volcanic eruptions, and consequent evacuation from our newly built home on the Big Island of Hawai'i. We have decided to spend a few days on Maui with family and friends for perspective, and some much needed R&R. Your love, friendship and support during this time is gratefully felt and extremely appreciated.
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I knew that the city of Hilo had a lot of murals, but I did not realize how many until we went on a mural scavenger hunt! I must have photographed at least 25, and I don't think I got all of them. Hilo was devastated by a tsunami in 1960. I see the abundance of murals as I way to breathe new life into the city.
Every once in a while, I like to check in and ask myself the following 5 questions to make sure I am on the right track. I suggest you answer these as honesty as you possibly can:
Tyson and I had fun practicing our video making skills. I was so nervous I took a shot of rum to help me loosen up. I hate to promote alcohol, but it worked!
I hope you enjoy this short video demonstrating how I varnish my paintings using a paint roller. It's one of the most popular questions I get from my students. Let me know what you think?!
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There are still a few spots left in the upcoming May 3 & 4 workshop taught by my talented friend & colleague, Rae Broyles. Thank you Rae for helping me to spread the good news of Fearless Abstract Painting with the world!
For more information & to register:
Fearless Abstract Painting w/ Rae Broyles
Date: Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM (12 hours)
Cost: $395.00 (supplies not included)
Location: Fountainhead Art Space, Roswell, Georgia
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.