Lightning strikes twice in the same spot!!!
I spent the other evening writing a sweet farewell. Yes, it’s true. I must be on my way. I wrote about how much I’ve enjoyed my time here and what I hope I’m leaving you with. I chose my images and laid the little post to rest in a safe place …
And then boomkapowshazam!
I randomly touched my screen to do something else and out of the corner of my eye I saw this flash about something doing something! I didn’t even know what it did, but I feared for the worst and
AMAZINGLY my blog post was wiped out and replaced with something I totally don’t even need!
Both me and my partner tried to recover it but to no avail, it was gone! Fully!
I don’t even know what happened really,
but alas, tis the tale of letting go, both figuratively and oh so literally.
So instead I leave you with a few parting images.
They speak louder than words anyway right?
I hope you can hear my heart.
Btw, I’m not totally flying the coop! I’ll be teaching Mira’s Hero’s Art Journey this summer if you want to come play and you can always find me at www.mayagonzalez.com
Rock on darlings! xopazmaya
.......Everyone is an Artist......There is Never a Right or Wrong Way to Make Art.......Art is Always an Act of Courage.........
Maya Gonzalez is largely self-taught. She has illustrated over 20 award-winning multicultural children’s books and written 3 with, not an end in sight! Her latest book, Call Me Tree, set to come out this year with Lee&Low Books, is her most recent labor of love! Her fine art has shown internationally and appears in numerous books about the contemporary Chicano Art Movement including on the cover of Living Chicana Theory and Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education considered to be "the Bible of Chicano/a art." Ridiculously creative, she’s probably making art as you read this or thinking about making art if she’s driving a car or using the stove. And one of her ultimate passions is inspiring others to create books, because she believes that creating children's books has the potential to be one of the most radical things you can do!
4/7/2014 06:08:28 am
Maya, you brought back so much of the art that went dormant in me! Thank you so much--when I think of you, it's always with so much love and joy :)
4/8/2014 04:43:38 am
Maya, I have so enjoyed the posts you've offered, the great facebook pictures and just everything you've done. You're a true joy to follow, and I will keep checking you out. Good luck on the new book next year, "Call Me Tree".
4/8/2014 04:49:21 am
Maya, I'm going to miss you and your soothing words of wisdom and support. You and Mira guided my HAJ group with such care and giving. The two of you brought life into my soul and I'm forever grateful. I wish you all good things as you move forward on your journey. Love and hugs!
4/8/2014 06:52:03 am
Maya, I'm sad to read you're leaving but happy you're still around. It's incredible to have spent time doing fun things like art with you and watching how you draw and use different materials - it's a course that's stayed with my heart.
4/9/2014 02:43:41 am
You've touched so many lives with your words and your art...what a tremendous legacy:)
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