Monday, June 12, 2017

Skinny dip...take risks.

Original art by Judith Parsons Art 2017
Created using Adobe illustrator and photoshop.
Shirley Maclain’s movie: The Last word was good. Surprisingly good. (Spoiler alert, if you keep reading you are going to know what happens in the film.) I needed to see the movie to get a kick in the rear-end, a kick that helps one re-align priorities. 

One of the best parts of the movie is about taking risks. One simply must move out of one’s comfort zone and be courageous. Sure, you might fail. But that is the fun part, the failing and learning and growing part. Try and try again. 

Risks are what memories are made of.

She did something in the movie she had always wanted to do. She loved it when she was a young lady and had forgotten it. Then she took a chance and found her old love. I think one can go back in time, with our creative side and rekindle that passion.

I have a few things that really bring me to life. Teaching swimming is my favorite job in the world. I am blessed to have the YMCA as my community love. Though blowing glass was something that made me fly into the sun. It was scary and crazy and wonderful!  I have 2 metal sculptures that would be perfect for blowing glass into. It is time to get back to the wild me. Time to remember the crazy Art Priestess.

The memory that stands out above all others is skinny dipping. Yep. There is something fabulous about swimming at night- with nothing between you and the water. It is exhilarating and one can not help but laugh while doing it. 
Especially in moonlight. I am grinning at the thought! 

Family. Family is well family. They are the people we love to hate. Because we can’t do anything about the situation. More often than not, there is always one sibling that yanks our chain. There must be a law of sorts, “one family member is determined to get under your skin.” Then we age and it doesn’t matter so much anymore. Smile and shrug off the family drama, they aren’t going to change, neither are you. So just let it go.

Aging is the great equalizer. Packing things away, going through things. Trashing mess because it is collecting dust. Less is more now. A minimalistic room is the way to flow and grow. 

I am sending out resumes, if anyone has a perfect “Art Priestess” career in mind for me- please message me. Love you guys!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Art Priestess Glowing

Glow in the dark art.

I am renaming my blog, “Art Priestess”. The first art in the new name glows in the dark. It is made with acrylic and inside is a white ceramic arch. The ceramic part doesn’t glow like the exterior glows. Which is fitting since, no one see’s our inside vulnerabilities. That topic is another blog.

We connect here, in this social  incredible WORLD, and we weave our energies into one another. So much so, that I could pick up on another friends activities. I guessed a good guess and hit the bullseye. We are all intuitive. Yes- even you. Aww, I see that smile. You know deep in your heart your energy can pick up on other’s. You’ve been doing it your whole life. 

One minute before the telephone rings and you know so-n-so will be calling. You smile when you pick up the phone, sure enough, it was exactly who you thought would be calling.

The fish has a melted acrylic woven over its exterior, in a checker board sort of pattern. It took a long time to create it, lots of practice getting the movement correct. However, the end result is sort of spider like. A nice wall piece for you- if you are interested. Email me with your bid price:

I will let you know who the highest bidder is.

When I was a little girl I had a small piece of glowing acrylic that was a small girl kneeling and praying. It comforted me as a little girl. I put it under the light beside my bed and let the plastic charge up so it would glow when we had to turn out the light for bed time.

There is something magical about it. The way the light fades away. Sighing. Smiling.

I was just playing with the sculpture. More than ever “Playing” seems to be the way to go and glow for me with art. My room is very crowded with boxes, of future art projects to make. It truly is time to start an artsy on-line account. I can tell you want to purchase something to put on your tree for Christmas.

I will get right on it.
Smiling…Happy you all are in my glowing light world!
I love you guys!

(Pulling you into my arms for a huge hug) Thank you for reading!! YOU are amazing!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Smudge me

A graphic original inspired by a painting.
Thank you Stephanie for the inspiration.
Judith Parsons 2017
Here a smudge— there a smudge.

A little smudging here and a little smudging there.  The colors are pulled into one another.
Smudging is a photoshop tool to use to combine pixels of color digitally. A glorious tool that I love playing with.

These days with fake news and no facts to be believed the smudging reflects our reality. One color running into another. If it were wet paint it would gray into an ugly color. Creating digitally one can turn the colors into gray muck, however- it takes a bit longer. 

Funny. How digital designing is so fast in one regard, as opposed to pasting the strips of linotype upon the page. Then with smudging it is a slow pulling of pixels. 

There is another smudging technique. Dried sage is set on fire, then blown out so the gray smoke is present. A medicine technique from Native Americans to clear the old energy from the vicinity. 

The smudging of a room or new house is something one does, when they are moving in to a new place. The smoke is an earthy smell, it sinks into the corners of your mind.

The resumes are going out, the ear rings I promised will be going out. I created leather fish with the Trinity symbol design.

Today dance with your smudging, the women are graphic pixels blending into one another. They dance for the moment of now.

May you life pull you into your own soulful reality. Smudge yourself. Time for new energy.