On this Wednesday Jamie Ridler asks her viewers, “What do you wish to attract?
And I joyously cheer …
It is a leap year month, and there is something about the 29-days in February that inspires me to break out of the norm and shake-up my existence with a little extra creative movement.
In February, I seek color. Blue Ice. Blue Sky. Pink Hearts. Brilliant orange of sunrise. Floating waves of the Northern Lights. A barn with billowing snow drifts and crisp sky on a country road.
Today, I stopped by the Zero Degree Artist Gallery on 3rd Street in Marquette, Michigan. I wanted to treat myself to some local art and buy a couple of gifts for Valentine’s Day. I am a participating artist at Zero Degrees and I really enjoy the space. Each artist brings a unique vision.
One of the changes I want to manifest this year is more art in my life! More time to develop art, learn new mediums, expand my knowledge of photography, and add new products. I want to pop off the 2D-Land of wall-art and into objects with purpose and play.
I want to become sustainable, work for myself, increase my abundance and livelihood with my own joyful pursuits.
Today I was inspired by Melissa Hronkin and her “Bee the Change” shirts. I’ve been meaning to purchase one. I like having positive mantras and focal points in my surroundings and on my being.
Melissa is a wonderful artist and works with beeswax as both a bee-keeper and artist. She does wonderful encaustic art, greeting cards, re-purposed tee-shirts and more.
Bee the Change!
I have been trying to hop outta my box like it is a bad-thing, this box=bad box? But then inspired by Melissa I began to think of my box as a hive. Where my mind has been busy. Working. Forming, sweetness.
Stay tuned as I take flight and share sweetness!
On Friday December 17th, the Zero Degrees Artist Cooperative will host an artist reception and free concert. The wine and cheese reception will feature the works of gallery photographers Jeremiah Harrington, Kim Nixon and Wendy Hill Manson and will take place next door in the gallery annex from 5 until 6pm followed by the Jenn Copeman Band concert from 7 until 8pm. Jenn will have CDs and t-shirts available for purchase.
(release written by Judy Sarosik for Marquette Monthly)
525 North Third Street (in the Village)
Marquette, MI, 49855
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
My current top-selling photo at Zero Degrees Artist Cooperative is “Blue Web”. I sing with joy every time I sell this photo of a dead fly! It’s a moody piece yet I feel it speaks of hope and offers promise.
This photo is also available at my Etsy Store.
I have been selling my photography and working as a participating artist at Zero Degrees Artist Cooperative located at 525 North Third Street, Marquette, Michigan. I am living the dream. The dream has just begun.
More photography appears at our Zero Degrees Facebook Page .