February Shadows.

Welcome to fucking February.

February just sucks.  I live in Kansas City where winters are COLD.  The last leg of winter is always the worst.  Though February is short, it feels SO LONG.  In the shadow of our lofty New Years resolutions, many of us feel overwhelmed by trying to solve all of our problems at once.  Many of us had the best intentions, yet we have already begun to fall short of our own expectations.  We were effervescent and brimming with inspiration on January 1st, what the hell happened to that?  We made lists, we made vision boards, we made promises.  “This time it’ll be different.  This time, I’ll be different.  I’m becoming the best version of myself!” (barf) we told ourselves.  By now, we have begun to settle back into the comfy leather chair of our old habitual thought patterns.  Not to mention, there’s that holiday coming up centered around romantic love that leaves many of us without a partner feeling like shit.  Shouldn’t there be a national holiday for single peeps?  National day of autonomy + self love.  Everyone buy yourself chocolate and get a massage.  Toast to yourself and masturbate all day.

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it’s ok to take a moody selfie sometimes.

February is a time of shadows.  In a world where we can pick and choose what we show to the world, we shape how we are perceived.  We are literally branding ourselves with everything we chose to “like”, share and post.  It is so fucking easy to be fake.  It is so easy to choose the smiley selfie because it will get more likes rather than the weird artsy photo that you love but no one else gets.  It is so easy to show the bright and shiny side of your life and let the shadow remain hidden.  Because no one could ever relate, right?

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I am currently working on a series I’m calling “Shadows”.  This series is a compilation of old, discarded, half finished pieces that I dismissed at some point as “part of the process”.  Somewhere along the way, I got frustrated and threw a tantrum because what was coming out of me was not what I wanted to show.  I deemed these particular pieces unworthy to show and cast them aside to forget about.  I’ve decided to pull those half finished creations out of the shadows and explore why I was adverse to this side of me.  Each piece of art I create is an expression of me.  Why have I chosen to hide some of those parts of myself?  Is there some cohesive thread that ties all this work together?  We’ll find out.  And then I’ll show you.

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For the month of February, I challenge you to embrace your Shadow.  Ask yourself: what image am I putting out into the world?  Is it real and authentic?  If no- why?  What fear is standing in the way of me truly connecting with others?  What am I hiding behind and what is there to hide?

Yoga isn’t all about the bright and shiny, y’all.  It’s about the darkness, too.  Those of you who read frequently know my love of clichés.  So I’ll leave you with this:  without the darkness, there is no light.

And also, this: “Good luck exploring the infinite abyss.”  Yes, that is a quote from Garden State, which is a silly early aughts indie film that I love.  BE MORE EMO, ME!

Love to you all,

Sedona

 

2nd Annual Tarot Glow Show!

Hey friends, happy fall time!  The change of seasons brings so many new possibilities and so many fun traditions…one of my new favorites being our Tarot Glow Show at Westport Yoga!  This show is an exciting fusion of a few of my most favorite things…art, yoga, the occult, friends, food and booze!  And this year it’s happening ON Halloween!  Favorite 🙂

Halloween Tarot Glow Show

Here’s just a little taste of the new series I’ll be showing.  Been sketching lots of these mandala inspired designs that I’ll be transforming into giant wall hangings.  Can’t wait to share the vision with you.  More info coming very soon.

lovelovelove,

Sedona

the details

Puttin’ the finishing touches on this show!  Plenum Space Gallery, this Friday, 6pm-10pm…can’t wait!  In the  meantime, I’m having way too much fun faming with my good friend, Addison Stonestreet.  He’ll be showing for First Fridays as well, make sure you check out his work at Silver Screen Salon in the Crossroads Arts District.

Rock and roll

lovelovelove,

Sedona

 

all in a day’s work

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Power tools, beer, friends…this is work??

Being my own boss rules.

See the show Friday, June 6th at Plenum in downtown KC.  These bad boys will have paintings in them.

lovelovelove,

Sedona