Wednesday, November 23, 2011

An SVA alumna, who is a current Masters student at NYU, Yennypher Fernandez is looking for help on her thesis, and needs an illustrator. If you are interested, below is her email. Happy thanksgiving to all, Rhonda ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Everybody, This is Yennypher (Praxis Fernandez). I am looking for an Illustrator/Matte Painter to help me with my thesis project. Please share this message with your friends, colleagues, etc. I really appreciate your help. -Yennypher. NYU Graduate Thesis Student SEEKS: ILLUSTRATOR / MATTE PAINTER. I am looking for an Illustrator to work with for my thesis film, “Butterflies in my Belly: An Expressionist Fairytale”. I need Photo-real 2K Matte Paintings. * References attached to this message. The first three illustrations compose an interior shot of a narrow, dark room in the style of the German Expressionist films of the 1920-30's. B&W * Expressionism seeks to reduce objects and spaces to their bare minimum through jarring composition, distorted lines and a sense of claustrophobia. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. The term is sometimes suggestive of emotional angst. - From Wikipedia. 4th Painting is completely different and much more detailed: a subversive, bizarre children's paradise, an enchanted forest filled with bright, vivid colors; referencing the lowbrow, pop surrealism movement, Alice in Wonderland, fairytales and the photographs of Tim Walker. Your creative input will be encouraged and valued. This is a collaborative project, and a great opportunity to build a diverse portfolio. No pay but a small compensation will be provided. If interested, please contact me, Jennypher A. Fernandez at : Subject: Illustrator/Matte Painter. -- - Praxis Fernandez * "It is not by spectacular achievement that man can be transformed, but by will". - Henrik Ibsen. * "Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." - Charlie Chaplin.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dorsky Gallery/LIC - call for proposals

This looks very interesting. A LIC gallery has an open call for curatorial proposals: Dorsky Gallery/LIC Read full story/post on create meditate:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Artist Residency in Nanes, France

APO33 Artist Residency in Nanes, France deadline Dec 9th For more info, read full post on create meditate -

Friday, November 11, 2011

Healing starts with attention

The art of awakening the healer within you is through attention and widening your ability to let go of what is not needed. In many ways, it is attention and imagination that can lead the mind to understand mysteries that may not seem rational at first. Can you visualize what you want as clear, clean and whole? Write it down first. Then draw it. Close your eyes and feel it, run your fingers across the words and allow images to form. Breathe. Then let the picture in your mind become the problem, and see it, feel it as whole, solved, clear, clean. Perhaps your attention, first, must be drawn to what is not whole, solved, clear or clean. Accept what you see. No denial, no repression. Observe. Witness and participant both. Then image it the way you want it to be, whole vibrant and full of life. That is the meditation. That is where attention is invested in the re-directing of the mind in concert with the fields of possibilities. Life is vast. The trick is to let go of the details. Let the concept, the big picture be what it is to be. You can not control the world, but you can control your responses to it. You can create the image, or intuit the image. Either way, see it, sense it, be it and allow what is to be whole, to be clear. The calm that follows makes the changes vibrant. In job search, in healing a broken heart, in creating an amazing art work. Write it down. How does it feel? Run your fingers across the words. Let the images forms. Be the process, be the product, be the creator of both. Align inside and out. See the reality, and flow. Let the reality - flow. Healing starts, with attention. Posted to - join me at the new site.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Moved to wordpress - oh my!

I have moved my blog to wordpress - so much easier to post and navigate. If you would like to continue to subscribe, when you have a moment go to the new site and click follow. Here is the link: All the best, Rhonda

Monday, November 7, 2011

November Astrology - waiting on Uranus

Uranus goes direct on December 10th. I am ready, perhaps. I know the energy in the ethers is asking "who are you really?". I keep asking myself that very question. Preparing to live even more truth as it presents itself. I am. I read Nisargadatta to help me stay in "I am". Not climbing ladders, not dreaming of much more than the richness of the expansion of the moment. Helping my community, helping stay in calm and balance as we think for ourselves, and teach those who can hear - to open to beauty and open to change as everything shifts to black. Being myself. Who am I really? I spend a great deal of time writing this new book, outlining tools and meditations for artists to heal, to find their calling, to build a pathway to their own authenticity through the natural creative impulse that is their inner being. It is good. Who am I really? Uranus goes direct in a little more than a month. We have a few months before the first square to Pluto. I hope to willingly let go of what is not authentic, so the rug stays under my feet. Such a human response. It will be what it is. That is for sure. Who am I really? Perhaps a soul who does not need a rug under her feet? We shall see. We all shall see. Uranus goes direct in December. Perhaps the image will be of a flying saucer, or a helium balloon, or definitions of success that have worn out their welcome. I like that one. I want to be myself. I want to meditate and visualize and help awaken the creative healer in all I meet. Is that who I am really? Down deep I am Venus swimming amongst the shadows always discerning the light as a path through the depths. For what purpose? To be. To share. I am. I have decided to take on private meditation clients again - and teach groups at home how to create and meditate. It is good. Uranus goes direct and is planting early seeds.