So, I watched Marie Kondo’s show, “Tidying Up” on Netflix recently and it touched on a specific theme that I have been noticing a pattern of popping up in my life. The theme is Joy and how it connects to simplicity, energy, money, and my personal mission in life, light. (read more…)Read More
It's that time of year.
Time to bring on the End of the Year Sale! What a beautiful year of exhibits, paintings, studio time, and artwork. Thank you to all that support the arts and thank you to all the people that have become new collectors of my work!
Part of my own ritual around now is that as the trees shed their leaves, I also like to simplify and reorganize to prepare for the upcoming year ahead.
While much of the creative thesis I have worked on will continue on into the new year, I am looking to clear some space up in my studio for new works and hoping that I can offer you all some champagne for the upcoming holidays.
Paintings are now available in my shop: here
All Artwork, which is my original Paintings & Prints are going to be on sale- 10% off with the Coupon Code WILDLYMEL
You can get them online in my shop or come to my studio to scour my work new and old and see what is available for sale.
Sale goes on until January 1st
Open Studio Days
I will be in the studio from 7-10pm. All works will be available for sale and you are more than welcome to schedule a specific time to come see them if you aren't able to make it those days. I will also be open to taking on commissions for Christmas time.
Olly Olly 10417 Main St 2nd Floor Fairfax, VA 22030
Thank you to all of my collectors for supporting the arts and supporting me along my journey. I am looking forward to unveiling new works and continuing on this beautiful quest.
Happy Friday, everyone! What's your secret to your creativity? Mine is Silence.
A number of years ago, I can say that I was heartbroken, creatively broken, distracted, and confused. I lived in a perspective where I felt like everything around me was an attack on my personal life. I was a victim to my own circumstances. My life, my poetry, my artwork, personal, and professional life took hits from my perspective. I was allowing everything I was upset about to consume my energy and that left no time for creativity. I was at war with myself even though, I remained pretty positive, sparkly, and most days cheery.
Then one midnight on the beach- it hit me. Silence. A quiet stillness that I had been chasing after for sometime. I could feel the salt on the air- the magic of the stars- the calm rhythm of the ocean as I submerged into seeing the good parts of life. I saw how I was looking at all the bad parts that are apart of my life and allowing them to consume my energy and even though I sent out love into the universe, I was missing it for myself. I realized that the world was filled with triggers to allow me to grow into my higher self. Using reality as an experience for lessons.
So, I switched my perspective from broken to saying I am just growing and healing.
The growing and healing path is a long road. It can reveal massive amounts of trigger, pain, and situations where we need to remember that compassion, total forgiveness, and staying focused on our own flow is the number one priority. Everyone is working towards living a life that is closer to our own higher vibration. So for me, I turned to meditation. Meditation isn't just about calming our nerves.
Meditation and Yoga for me show that reality isn't what happens to me, but instead a tool for understanding where I am in my growth. I make reality. Not the other way around. It showed me that there is a flow in this world- a large flow and a personal flow and in order to follow that flow- I need silence.
Silence helps me Approach my Vision.
I cannot hear what is in store for me creatively, personally, or professionally if my mind is screaming at me. I cannot hear what is in store for me if I am covering it up with the loudness of lectures, music, or constant busy-ness on Social Media. We are a Busy Organism. We can get completely distracted from our higher vision.
And your creativity will show it. One day you will be writing a poem about your personal experience and you'll read something on your news feed that reminds you of something else and then all of a sudden you're writing something completely different. Your energy is scattered. You are not honoring your vision.
And you know what, it's okay to not honor that vision every now and again, but we were put on this Earth to learn the lessons we need to learn and GROW. If you are distracted, uncomfortable, triggered, now is the time to SWITCH.
Don't let anything rob you from your vision.
At least for me, I will sit down and meditate. Do some Yoga. Not create for a Month. Honor my vision by not honoring my distractions. And I will return to my own flow.
Right now- my favorite Yoga Flow is Yoga with Adrienne- Check it out. I am working with silence, yoga, and not creating because I am making the switch. I am going back to the drawing board and creating a new thesis/series of works. I am writing poetry,again.
& friends, I'll be damned if I honor distraction while swimming in the sparkle lake of higher vibrations.
So- Happy Friday, everyone. I will end this with a deep thought- What is triggering you? What's distracting you from the reality of your dreams? What creative project is calling to you from the depths of your belly?
Let's Honor our Visions, together.