Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Self portrait Tuesday






This is a self portrait of hope. Hope that this show goes well, that the journey of painting these is closing wounds and opening doors. I am hopeful that by releasing these paintings to the world I am releasing the pain. It is about endings and moving on to new beginnings.

I put the timer on my camera and let it take snaps while I worked. This is a day in my life. Wake up, throw my hair back, wash my face, grab tea and water and head out to the studio. No getting dressed up, no one to interact. Just me.

18 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

oh leth...these pictures of you in your workspace amongst your creations brought tears to my eyes.

you are a beautiful goddess. you seem so comfy in your element. i love that.

i just had a flashback of you giving me one of your first paintings of mermaids. remember i hung it on my wall at my first apartment? and look at you now...professional artiste extrordinaire!

i am so glad you did this. you sending your art into the Universe is all part of the healing process, like we talked about on our phone date. i see it now...i see a burden lifted for you while it fills another's soul.

loving you tender,
deni xoxoxo

3:23 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

oh sweetie, it is such a treat to see you at work - i want to be there in your studio RIGHT NOW, gossiping with you while you work, then we could break for lunch and go to the pub (i'm so with you on that one :-)

your show is going to be phenomenal, i just know it. *you* are phenomenal... i think we're about due for a little phone don't you? :-)))

love to you baby x

5:30 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork and photos! You are extremely talented. :) Thanks for sharing!

5:32 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I wish you well on your show!

9:05 PM  
Blogger miriam said...

A beautiful post.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Your talent is amazing. I love watching an artist work too, so these pictures are a treat. Thank you!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

thank you for letting me take a peek
into your studio.
your work is beautiful.
i love the last picture of you turned around.

5:52 AM  
Blogger M said...

This are fantastic! I wish I could come see your show, but I know it will be brilliant. You can do it!! Thank you for sharing your creative space with us, and a sneak peak.

10:28 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

lovely, lovely, lovely...

12:08 PM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

Letha~ you are such a gift as well as being gifted!

Oh the love and heart that went into these paintings....it's tangible :)

When this is all done...you need some serious "ME" time!

sending warmth~ darlene xo

p.s. I remember the mermaid in Den's apartment :)

12:50 PM  
Blogger Bedazzzled1 said...

FABULOUS! Your talent is outstanding. I hope the healing you seek is swift in coming and that your new beginning brings you happiness.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah e.Smith said...

Wow! thanky ou for sharing such an intimate glimpse into your world...I am fascinated that you paint your pics right on the wall...i never would have though of that :) Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

7:19 PM  
Blogger kelly rae said...

i completely relate to the idea of releasing your art into the world and that being healing for you. i get that. i love these pics of you in the studio working - a great personal touch.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I love this peek into your world as you work. So candid. And the images are lovely (of you and of the work).

11:12 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Great work! Seeing it broke down a block and now inspiration bursts forth...

Would love to see the show - care to pass on the venu/date?

7:13 PM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

wow, this really is a sneak into your world. what a treat, and how authentic to you.
this really captures the artist.

and the paintings are FANTASTIC.
yes the show will go well...yes everyone will see what we see. beautiful, heartfelt paintings.

sending lots of hope...x

7:46 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Wow, you are seriously talented. Your artwork is amazing!

7:48 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i'm sending the best of the best wishes
for the a fantastic show
although i'm certain
it will be a hit!

your work is fantastic
and i love this little glimpse
into your day...
:)

1:24 PM  

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