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Getting My Mojo Back

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Did you ever wonder where the term mojo originated? I looked it up on Wikipedia:

Mojo is a magical charm bag used in hoodoo, which has transmuted into a slang word for self-confidence, self-esteem or sex appeal.

Works for me. At least, I have a better energy level. Every year about this time, my allergies get the best of me until I realize what it is. I sometimes think I am finally feeling my age – yikes!, I don’t want to do that.

Anyway, I am happily purging and cleaning my office and studio. I am shredding stuff and clearing my space of unneeded and unwanted crap. My studio and closet are next on the list.

I also got caught up with 3 x 3s.

Here are the other 3.

Sheila wondered if I am beginning to note repeated patterns, motifs, marks  and if it might tell you something about myself or my art. There are definite repetitions and repeats and I always find myself gravitating to dancing or crossing linear shapes. I sometimes have to stop myself and think of something different. Something that I am noticing and enjoying is how colors play with each other.

I was pleased and honored to have the Episcopal Church of the the Ascension in New York City ask to use my Pentecost Banner in their weekly e-mail newsletter. It was the first church built on Fifth Avenue in the city. I was given attribution with a link to my website. Here is the banner which I made for Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa.