Having the privilege to do what I love everyday fells like I won some kind of cosmic lottery. I feel a massive sense of responsibility to live my best life, and to do right by my opportunities. Why? Because wasting my time would be a super tragedy. As a daughter of Brazilian immigrants, I still remember vividly how much my parents sacrificed in order to give us (their kids) a better future. How could I take that for granted? Living here and now is a huge privilege, so I bust my ass everyday in order to make sure I aim to inspire before I expire.
I created a habit a few years ago to take inventory of the past year in order to better understand my choices, and help me navigate the upcoming year. I do this by making 4 comprehensive lists: 1. Professional Accomplishments, 2. Personal Accomplishments, 3. Professional Projections (aka Goals), 4. Personal Projections (aka Goals). This year, I'm starting early!
So here's to my mom & dad, and to all of us who are doing our best to create a better world today:
#1 Studio Grand Opening
#2 11 Workshops Including: Kimball Art Center, Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah, Summer Series at Red Deer College, Sonoma Community Center, Swinton's Art Supply & Workshop SLC
#3 10 Group Shows Including: Alpine Art & Frame, Dara Modern & 15th Street Gallery
#4 7 Interior Design Collaborations Including: General Publik, Johnson Design Group & Shelley Hudson Interior Design
#5 4 Installations Including: Creatably, Hearth & Home & Healing Arts Center
#6 4 Media Features Including: Twin Tested, Park City Summit County Arts & Root'd Home
#7 4 Extra Large Commission Paintings Including: Mountain America Credit Union
#8 4 Donations Including: Malouf Foundation's Art for CAPSA, Volunteers of America & Red Deer College Summer Series Scholarship Fund
#9 1 Live Painting Event at Sundance Film Festival
#10 Over 50 Canvasses Painted
PLUS Painting sales, Fearless Abstract Painting Workshop Transcript Sales, Private Art Instruction, 1 birthday party & 2 new teaching partnerships coming up in 2020 including: Arts Benicia & Hollyhock
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.