Friday, June 12, 2015

Life Bleeds into Art

The eight images below are titled message series.
Created in 2013, one year after my final chemo treatment. With optimism and fear battling for my attention, I was trying to hold on to optimism and to let go of fear, and to get back to my self. To stay healthy. To move on. It was a summer of the red-winged black bird, black horse, and white horse. Everywhere I turned, there they were. These images represent a collision of my inner and outer experiences that year.









Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Goodbye ProSite, Hello Blogger


divus, original art by shera delia
divus, acrylic on wood, 2015


I'm experimenting with using this blog as my main artist website. 

I built my own sites until a few years ago when it became clear that it was cheaper and faster to cheat and customize a template through ProSite, a professional web presence purchased through Behance. ProSite was great. I quit being my own website designer and demoted myself to content manager -- which left more time for being an artist.

The problem with ProSite is that they no longer allow customers to pay-in-full for the year. That's right. The only payment option is a monthly auto-deduct from your back account. I asked their tech support if they were really willing to lose customers that prefer to pay-in-full for the year, and the answer was yup. Imagine that? They wouldn't allow me to pay for the whole year. So I broke up with them.

Now here I am, at my neglected blog that hasn't been updated in a few years. 

I switched my art domains to point here and hope to spend the next few weeks populating this space with recent work, much of it already shared on my former ProSite and on my facebook page

Here is my best recent piece. Combined with energy work and meditation, I faced a demon along the way -- and came out with a personal victory. I see optimism, shattering of perceived reality, and freedom. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

back to the blog

life racing by. getting caught up in...stuff. and more stuff. clutter. getting rid of stuff. making more room for ART. because I need art more than it needs me. and that's ok.

life is now.
life is now mandala, acrylic on canvas, 2015