Not unlike so many of you, I have been bridled in the confining yoke of Covid and associated government agendas…waiting for the mask wearing, heart tearing, lockdown ramifications to wane. Existing in a holding pattern, and praying to be unhitched from it. As an Australian, I flew home to see my family and in March 2020, unbeknownst to me, I was on the last flight to land before the great island in the south became a fortress. 15 months of confinement passed before I could depart again to my other home and career in San Diego. My green card was stripped from me as a result, due to forced isolation, and I had to fight to get my life back again. My easel decayed, and I stopped painting in the wake of Covid taking my known life, and many I loved.
It was only recently that I felt released from its grip. Australian citizens are only now able to leave their shores, and my petitions to the US Government to reinstate my residency status approved. Long bureaucratic battles, Covid tests galore, and then…ahhh, Freedom! Such a jubilant emancipation that I was able to dust myself off, and venture out again. Slowly I’m starting to rebuild my world anew as I write this from San Diego!
Many were lost to us, and many have suffered and left faced with a choice… Live again? Or stay depressed, and in hiding, resigned to loss. Hiding is no longer a choice for me. I’m learning to live better, learning to live with Covid, learning to rise above it and get the hell out of it:)!
Coming out of this darkness and into a new light has been both challenging and triumphant. Reinventing my stalled life is exuberating! I have an intense feeling of being reborn, enthusiastic for new possibilities and overflowing with ideas that have been able to brew. Although enforced downtime tested my metal, it made me discover the untapped reserves of strength I had inside, strength that had incubated, and is now bourgeoning forth. After dropping my brushes along with my life, I am now painting my way out! I feel like a rose, in bud and about to bloom, about to flourish with new scents and colors.
I am ready to create again. I have had the grace of time to reprocess myself which is presenting as a better version of myself, hence a new genre of my art is unfolding…
Now I urge you too to look inside yourself and find your warrior spirit, your indomitable pioneer self, the one that lives in your soul. It’s time to reemerge as an upgraded model of yourself, a kind than you could never have imagined before our world forced catastrophe upon us. Conditions we should now view as “Welcome Change”, for as Deepak Chopra reminds us, “All Great Changes Are Preceded By Chaos”. We have witnessed it. Lived bravely with uncertainty in uncharted times. It is now that change is needed. Thus it can and will happen for us all.
Join with me in 2022 as we thank Covid for forcing us to look inside and find out who we truly are, for pushing us to expand ourselves.
We have dusted off and are ready to employ all our new solutions! We are choosing to change, to become stronger, more creative, more inventive, and to fight to live well again.
Still, please remember the great gift we were all given in that place we were all forced to visit called “Humble”. A place which brought forth a new awareness as we witnessed the united suffering of all mankind. Hold your expanded compassionate heart towards others as you grow. Truly we have nurtured a magical seed in that darkness which, in this new light, will grow a greater love for our global community, serving us all. Yes – it’s time to reach out, in the ways which are uniquely yours. To share the new beautiful and powerful you. I for one am excited!
Please enjoy my latest happenings and news because I’m back!
Must go now, my old friend Easel is vibrating awaiting my next artistic manifestation…
Your Color Queen
Coming early 2023 the much awaited publication of my “no stone unturned” Autobiography! Journaled with the assistance of esteemed Australian writer, educator, journalist and documentary filmmaker Wendy Champagne. It is sure to be a real page turner! Chronicling my earliest childhood memories, the meaning of my artistic life, the creation of my Salon of Art School and emersion as Educator and Muse, then swirling over the magical scientific discovery of my Tetrachromacy. Experience the trials and tribulations of my life as “The Color Queen” and share in my vision of the future while I span the globe with creativity and 100 million more colors…
In the meantime if you would like a copy of my other publications featuring my original poetry and masterpieces you can order them HERE.
Also…Have You Heard of NFT’s?
They are a digital form of ownership over creative work that is quickly changing the world. Soon I’m going to be releasing my first limited collection of NFT’s – that are part of something much bigger…
I’ve got an incredible story to share – about myth, Magick and my journey through lifetimes that will help you see your world with new eyes. And who knows, you might be able to help me locate lost artifacts and fulfil a legend in the process.
What if a painting like this could convey real world privileges and powers to the one who possessed it?
With NFT’s, it’s possible, more manifesting soon…
My New San Diego Studio Gallery & Next Show!
Opening In South Park – Fall 2022!
Wet paint! Your chance to own a NEW Color Queen original, fresh from easel…