JANUARY 2023: Looking Back Moving Forward
Looking back while moving forward is a risky proposition and before doing so on a threshold of a new year, I offer this plea to Janus, the Roman god of endings and beginnings, for whom January is named:
god of beginnings and endings
of liminal space between the years,
2022 was an hectic year starting with a new mural, then taking the art of eight Albuquerque Artists to show at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts, laying out books, designing and illustrating covers, organizing a Metaphysical art show at Tortuga Gallery, and ending the year with beginning a new mural—and beneath the tip of the iceberg, my personal life has also been hectic with health issues affecting me, my friends and family.
Design and Illustration Projects
This year I continued to provide layout and cover design to Pamela Williams of Mercury Heartlink Independent Publishing—website design and technical support including for current clients and new client Aways North Studios—and a new book and illustrated cover to Marjorie St. Clair, whose website Writer’s Adventure I also support.
Illustrating the cover for Marjorie’s memoir, A Southern Belle in Paris, was especially satisfying.
Tree of Life Mural
2022 Postcards to America
2022 I Ching Hexagrams
2023 is full of potential and short on certainties. I am currently working on my sixth mural in the Albuquerque area, while in the planning stages for two more—and I may be taking the Alaska postcard work-on-paper to a nationally juried show in Georgia, money permitting. It actually feels good to be facing a new year by taking one day at a time. Below is the new Garden Gate mural currently in progress on 15th an Marble in Albuquerque.