If I'm stuck on ideas in a painting I'll usually sit the work in progress somewhere in my room where I know I'll look at it when I open my eyes. I sit up in the middle of the night and watch what my mind creates in its lucid state. Then I wake up and try to paint it. I can close my eyes right now and make myself go into a lucid dream within five minutes and create whatever situation I want.
Like many of you, we experienced loss, pain, and endured intense situations personally and professionally. We were stretched beyond what we thought we were capable of, yet the new year has us feeling full of fresh perspective and renewed energy to forge ahead!
The spirit of Old Salem carries a sense of serenity and quietude, reminiscent of a simpler time when life was unhurried, one had time to chat with the neighbors, and everyone in a community played a vital role, from the humble candlemaker and baker to the doctor or gunsmith.
We move with the seasons, don’t we? And it is this time of year we find ourselves particularly rushed along, even despite attempts to heed the call to slow. Multi-medium storyteller, Gina Yu, shares some images and words this week, to offer a chance to pause, a respite—if only for a moment glancing at a screen.
Full of memories, laughs, and love. Irene has turned her childhood home into the most welcoming space for travelers, guests, and friends.
"We are very lucky to live in a community that is so focused on local makers. I can tell you, pretty confidently, there are not a lot of places like that. It’s really nice to have that support. I can’t tell you how many times, in Golden, we hear, “How nice to have a local company.” And that’s kind of our home playing field. Small business in Colorado is a unique environment. And the maker community around here is incredible."