Listen. Can I be straight with you?
I’m mad at the month of May.
I have been for years - ever since I’ve been mom to multiple school-aged children really, but even more so as I’ve begun pursuing art as a purposeful path outside my role of motherhood.
May is a thief of time and personal space. It’s pushy and demanding and doesn’t take no for an answer. May sucks every last ounce of every kind of reserve I possess and makes no apologies. If May was an actual person, I’d nix the friendship because I’m losing myself in this one.
It’s bulldozing parts of my life that make me an actual happy person, and maybe the worst part is that May isn’t even a lone wolf. It’s just paving the way for June, July, and August, the Disruptors of Daily Routine.
Summer, that gang of months, doesn’t end what May started. It just tempers it a bit and sprinkles in periods of pure, unadulterated fun, so I’m much less likely to fuss about it.
But May..... If I could break up with you, I would.
Days 42 - 48 of #Caya100DaysYouInspireMe for #the100dayproject
100 days of brief, 4x4" portrait-themed studies in color, material, and constitution - It's an experimentation in celebrating and reflecting on those who inspire creativity, conviction, and gratitude in me, and it's taking me all over the map of individuals who's work in the world kindles the fires within. (Swipe for all art, respectively):
Alex Grey, Jane Goodall, James Victore, Seth Godin, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, volunteer contributor Colleen Wagner, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Thank you to @mamasumatra for submitting to the project this week - Lovely to meet you from our shared community!
Alex Grey's visionary imagery and artist retreats - @alexgreycosm
The notorious Dr. Jane Goodall and her life-affirming work - @janegoodallinst
James Victore's design and devotion to #creativecareer liberation - @jamesvictore
Seth Godin's brilliant paradigm shifting revolution through marketing as creative change-making - @sethgodin
And author Ursula K Le Guin's fantasy/SciFi fiction and poetry at your local library! 📚
Me, making a mess, creating a top made out of gel sheets (the colored film used for stage lighting). ✨ Finding random items & using them as inspiration is a part of my process, even today⚡️🤘🏽 #transformationtuesday
No better place to be than this Pop-Up SATURDAY @__toomuchisnotenough__ at @arkaarthouston! Some really talented people with good taste will be selling threads & all kinda fresh shit. I’ll be there too or whatever, exhibiting Art & with Merch on deck. I hope to see you yea? 🎭
I am beyond grateful to @voyagelamag for taking an interest in my journey, in my art. It was such an honor and a pleasure getting to speak with them about my story, my struggles, my vision. The link to the interview is in my biography. Please message me with any thoughts, questions, similarities, criticism etc. Thank you. ∋ #TheLaurenMarieExperience #AloneTogether#ImNotAMachine