By Tati Vice
Maine – Dec 2014

Looking at the calendar I see that January is almost over, and around me nothing has really changed. I might have stopped smoking, but this is something I don’t say out loud, as I don’t want to raise expectations. I might have, and it feels good. No, this was not a new-years resolution, as I’ve never been a very resolute person and I’ve never really saw the point of forcing goals into my being as a motivation for doing something that I’d fail at it anyway.

Yes, I’m a firmer believer that changes happen from the inside, at least the ones that last, that make a difference, that really shift  behaviors and minds. Real changes take time and willingness to go where the reason is, where the conscious mind can overcome all the self-pity, excuses, victimization feelings, where we can give us a chance of being someone better.

No, I don’t think smoking made me a bad person, not at all. It just made me a little anxious, and fidgety. I also know that I didn’t smell very good, but hey, I have to deal with human smells around me everyday, so…

There, I’ve said it. Let’s see what happens now.

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On another note, I’ve been busy trying to build a body of work where I can go and explore creative grounds.

This year looks very promising and I’m excited to see some projects taking off, and dreams coming true. Meanwhile, I have finally given up the idea of ‘finding my style’. I understand that I have many voices, I like tapping into many things, and I know this is the improv-dancer in me: go places, get off the floor, roll over, repeat.

So, my art shall reflect that and I shall not be afraid. Here is what I came up with, since the new year started and I made no resolutions. So far, it is working for me.

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Thèrése – Mixed media and oil pastel on panel
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Raw portrait piece for a Primitive Portrait workshop with artist Mindy Lacefield. Gesso and charcoal on board.
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La Famiglia – Mixed media on paper
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Meh. Study. Watercolour on paper
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La ville – Mixed media on paper

All these works are also posted on  “Art by Tati Vice” tab.

4 thoughts on “When non-resolutions work

  1. Loving reading your words Tati… I remember writing about changes that must come from the heart… a Psychodramatist mentor taught us about head knowledge that minimally impact on change vs heart knowledge or primary knowledge, which can be very small but with a huge impact on change!!
    Also, your art is very bold with your unique style. this is clearly your voice!!! and it’s beautiful!!
    with much love
    Caro

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