Had a great time back home in Florida. The nice thing about a slower pace is having time to reflect and remember what really brings you joy or fulfillment. One of the main things that brought me a sense of calm, like I’m in the right place at the right time, was just being with family and friends, reconnecting, reminiscing, apologizing, forgiving, adventuring, crying, laughing.
Hanging out the Art Nunz in Miami was one of the best parts of my trip. The Art Nunz are a collective of artists formed by Carrie Ann Baade, one of the my professors at Florida State University. She brought us together to stay in touch and support each other, expanding our network as we move to different places around the world.
One of my favorite projects with the Nunz, the Art Opening in New Orleans, to place around Mardi Gras 2015. https://youtu.be/M7BZGm5GOtE
Check out the Art Nunz website
Art collectives are so important. Having a crew you can count on, no matter how much time or space separates you, is empowering. It’s been really cool to watch the collective grow to include some of my favorite artists, including Amanda Sage and Emily Kell. Super blessed to be included in this network.
Spending a month at home definitely helped me get grounded. It feels great going into a new year with a better grasp on what’s important to me. Of course, being back in LA is already testing me! In good way, if I can help it. I’m looking forward to simplifying the Art Walk so I can focus more attention on art and expanding my skill set. I want to be in more gallery shows and curate outside of the Art Walk in 2020, and I already have projects in the works to fulfill those goals! The project I’m most excited about is the show I’m curating at Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles, but I’ll keep it under wraps for now.