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Project  No. 3:
paintings & procrastinations

Time to move onto something new. It was wonderful to start the new year as an artist/business woman by signing the necessary paperwork to make Cathryn Mezzo Design, LTD. completely official. I decided to jump in with both feet, and here I am. Now what?

A serendipitous opportunity to have my first solo show at Sip This coffee house in Valley Stream was what. It was a lot of hard work to pull together a 60 piece show in just a few weeks, but it was worth it. Having the chance to pull my art out of the basement and let it speak to all different sorts of people does an artist's heart good. It is then that your art feels complete. So thank you to my dear friend Luke for introducing me to David and Stephanie at Sip This. It is permanently on my "favorite places" list! Awesome lattes in big blue mugs!

        A room of ones own. Well, maybe just a corner.

With blog Projects 1 & 2 (Hair-Raising Thoughts and The Sidewalk) framed and hanging against the brick walls of Sip This, it's time to for a new project. I'm itching to paint again, and experiment with another illustrations project involving faces and old books. In between will be some sewing, knitting, collaging, laundry, bill paying, food shopping, dishwashing, and napping —— the procrastinations. Project no. 3 will be a documentary of sorts, following the life, frustrations, and joys of a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend trying to have great relationships, keep the home humming along, and all the while hearing her inner artist scream, "When are you going to paint!".

Paintings & Procrastinations will be a little looser in structure than my previous projects. I'm hoping to give you a peek into the creative process, not just the final project. For along the creative ride, one experiences frustrations, failures, happy mistakes, elation, and self-doubt, but it makes you feel alive, and that is what art is all about.

Today I start the ride. Wooden painting panels are ordered, gathering vintage photos and old books, and created sketches of faces to choose from. 

But alas…time to make dinner.