There is something about coming upon a cobblestone path that excites and enchants me. A feeling of mystery steep with historic sentiment that fills my soul. When I first visited London at 21 I became positive that if there are past lives... then I must have lived in it's cold, breathless, city. A connection. I felt in awe of the city's history and enraptured with the ancient bold and beautiful amongst the modern cold and colorful, a beautiful combination.
I feel so much like the city of London. A desire for the old and ancient, a memory long and sharp, and an awakening for all the new that has not yet emerged. A twisted personal desire to stand in both time frames at once. One foot steadily held in the wisdom of the past and one looking forward to a brave new world. An oxymoron if one exists but one I delight in.
I love the idea that I have left a footprint on the world. Everywhere I have been shares a small almost untraceable stain of my energy. I feel this energy when I walk on the surfaces of the earth. Who has come before me and what did they do? Where were they going and how did they feel? I am amazed at my own imaginations ability to construct images of a time before I. Even more striking though is walking upon a cobblestone surface. Knowing that history is etched in the footprints of those long gone but still very much alive. Have my footsteps crossed the traces of historic figures I admire? Did I gain just a bit of their energy as I passed the threshold?
Delias Thompson / Sunday, January 11, 2009 / 1 comments
Wow, what an amazing year 2008 was. I have high hopes for 2009 and I'm positive that it will bring many new challenges. I've already been working on so many new things to get geared up that I can hardly bare waiting.... giggles!
I thought it might be fun to share a few interesting things about my 2008 in perspective.
Most Played Songs on my IPOD 1. Society - Eddie Vedder 2. One of the Brightest Stars - James Blunt 3. Listen - Dreamgirls 4. Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel 5. No Bravery - James Blunt 6. Foundations - Kate Nash 7. Stay On the Ride - Patty Griffin 8. Big Love - Fleetwood Mac 9. Crazy - James Michael Mix - AlanisMorissette 10. Benny and the Jets - Elton John
Top 5 Books of the Year: 1. Child 44- Tom Rob Smith 2. Factory Girls -Leslie T. Chang 3. Illusions - Richard Bach (I read this one every year). 4. Wicked- Gregory Maguire 5. The Bookseller of Kabul- AsneSeierstad
2008 New Years Resolutions 1. Approach galleries with my work 2. Build booth for shows and festivals 3. Add two new galleries 4. Spend more time with family 5. Learn to cook
Did I accomplish these things? Yes, I did begin approaching galleries with my work and an happy to reveal I added six new galleries this year. I added a few new recipes to the short list of things I cook and started off 2008 strong but could have done much better if I had stuck with it. I failed miserably at spending more time with family. Seems there just are not enough hours in the day....
2009 New Years Resolutions 1. Cook a new meal at least 3 nights a week with my husband with the television off, computers put away, and a good bottle of pinot. 2. Spend more quality time with my husband 3. Live in the Moment! 4. Eat more fruits and vegetables 5. Budget finances and live within a budget
Interesting... Last year all of my goals revolved around my business and this year all of my goals revolve around my family. I think I am searching for balance between the two.
Delias Thompson / Monday, January 5, 2009 / 0
be bold. be true. be brave. be playful. be inspirational. be strong. be hip. be peaceful. be artistic. be smart. be fun. be smart. be amazing. be balanced. be alive. be learned. be political. be active. be vocal. be simple. be healthy. be triumphant. be joyous. be you. be. anything. you.want.to.be.
In the studio...
Skydive.Guitar.Yoga.Take a ride in a sail boat.Plant a garden. Istanbul.Ballroom dancing.Grand Canyon.Pottery.Live overseas. Make Jam. Climb a Pyramid.Scuba.Publish a short story. Inspire someone. Get a standing ovation.Ride down a volcano. Act in a play. DC 4th of July.