This week marks 5 whole years since I first posted here, since Ephemeral Gecko was born.
For reals? Yup.
This blog is the ongoing project of documenting those in between stages of my art – the ephemeral places – that places buried beneath layers of paint or existing just briefly before being deconstructed and reconstructed. Why gecko? idk…Just because.
So here’s a thing:
When I looked back I found my very first post here was about a textile artist – who I recently connected up with on social media – Marlene Glickman.
I love when life circles back on itself like this.
I first saw Marlene’s work when I was researching artists at college. I fell in love with her colors. There was a quote from her that really struck me:
“Making color and design decisions is sometimes difficult so I challenge myself to use only one color from the color wheel each month during my daily design exercises.”
I was so taken by this idea, I set upon a year long project of playing in just one color each month.
At the time I began this blog I was just 1/2 way through my third month, and that’s what my first post was about.
And now, here I am 5 years later — a whole lot of adventures and changes and challenges and life later — here I am: 1/2 way through the third month of the same project again.
This time it’s bigger, I’ve called it TWELVTY and I’ve got others journeying along on this adventure with me, but I’m in a parallel place again. Life moves in spirals.
Would you like to get sporadic updates on my thinkings and doings delivered right to your inbox? Hop onto my email list right here.
(and I’ll send you my ebook A Year full of Color as a thank you for joining)
Your email is utterly safe to me. It will be wrapped up snug and nestled with a hot water bottle & a kitten until the spring arrives. I will bring it tea if it wakes up.