I have spent too much time in life trying to be perfect at something from the start. As adventurous exploratory beings we weren't meant for such controlled ways of being in this expansive world. Several years ago at my first solo art show I wondered... what will I call this show? What cohesive tie in do I have with all of these personal expressions? That was when I realized that each piece had been created in layers. Thus the name "Layers of Life." Each day coming back adding a little here, bringing out something more there and letting the piece come to life in it's own way. I have been carrying this one around for quite sometime unsure of what direction it wanted to go. This weekend, with much gratitude in my heart and a dear sistar friend in mind I was able to finish her... When I find myself missing something I can always return to a piece and see what is next... ever present... not too far ahead and not looking over my shoulder at what is behind. I hope, out there in the ether, that we are collectively creating peace in our hearts in what ever way that is for us. May we be open, may we be willing to learn, may we be willing to give and to receive.