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I am an artist, a wife, a mother, a friend, a deviant and a special education teacher. I say artist first because I cease to be sane if i don't work on my art, seriously, I have to go into therapy... My work is an evolution of my experiences and philosophy. It spans multiple mediums and subjects, most recently focusing on the balance of expression and form. I spend a lot of time on chaos theory and macro/micro theory. The theory of balance and entropy in the universe fuels my inspiration. I love movies and philosophy, sometimes spiraling into deep conversations about both. These are my musings and thoughts, as well as insight into my artistic process and my work View more at: GoldenSpiralDesigns.deviantart.com redbubble.com/people/caitlinpadilla

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home Owners!

well, it happened! we signed the papers today, we are officially home owners. moving this weekend, and getting psyched! got all the stuff hooked up, so we will have heat, and electricity! i have taken to journaling, and have to transcribe a whole bunch of stuff, but for now... this will have to do. i spent some time on set with Jon, and have many thoughts regarding film and television production. It is very interesting to think about the amount of planning and artifice that goes into making something seem real and non-artificial...food for thought. i don't even know what i feel about the house, we have been gearing up for this for about two years and i am so used to being where i am, that it really hasn't hit me yet. i think next week, when i can come home and veg out at MY HOME it will be good. i can't wait to set up my studio!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

There's no business like it

people who work in film are a special breed. everyone knows at least one actor...they are their own thing all together. but i think the whole film industry attracts a certain personality. i have been going to wrap parties with jon for a while now, and they always seemed a little strange. i don't work with the people and often i feel like it is an opportunity for jon to schmooze and hang out and i just stay in the background. last night, though, was great. i finally know enough people to have fun and converse comfortably. there were also way more actors there, which was neat! i get star struck which is one of many reasons why i can't work in film. our attitude was different going in too, just to have fun, not necessarily network, but it ended up happening anyway. i really feel like it is a great chance for me to network also. it is hard work with long hours, and i can understand why they want to let loose when they get a chance. there is a lot of drama, and most everyone has to be the canter of attention, but i think that is human nature. even i want to be the center, i have that in me ;) it is always fun when an actor is enamoured of me ;) Glenn Gulia likes my laugh

Friday, October 9, 2009

Internal Combustion

well, i have finally figured out flickr! what an arduous task! when building a network of multi-media representations of oneself there are a lot of applications one has to sync together! so now i have four emai addresses! none of which can i forward or merge together wit any of the others, but i need in order to make the applications work! personal, work, website and now yahoo for flickr! and i have a facebook page! i think i have gotten it all rounded up though, so really i just have to check the personal and the website! ugh! food for thought, how many different social networking tools does one person need?! but i digress... this week has been jam-packed full of happenings and information! first i close on the house in two weeks! (hope) if nothing goes wrong i will finally have MY OWN STUDIO!!! i have not had a suitable studio since college! sneaking my easel out into the living room, making sure not to get paint on the burber carpet, or waiting until the weather is decent enough to go out on the patio is just not cutting it! the process of getting all of my supplies out, set up, comfortable and working for x amount of hours, only to then have to pack it all up back into the garage is enough to sap the inspiration right out of me! i am master to the whims of the muse, not what time everyone gets home from work. no offence, i am eternally greateful to have had a place to live rent free for the last three years, but it is creatively stifling. so that is great! i don't even remember what i own, it has been so long! i guess if i have made it this long without, do i really need any of it at all? i mean, i know some stuff will come in handy such as furniture and cookware, but i know my porcelain doll collection is just creepy! so the studio is a must, not to mention having one's own space! good things, mazel! ps, i'm going to be an aunt!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

four letter words

so, yet again my ass has been kicked by my older sister ;) sometimes you need that. it's pointless to have a blog if you don't use it, so... i changed up the layout and added a bunch of gadgets! Fall is upon us! i just spent three days in Taos at a wool festival! i didn't even know they had wool festivals, but i guess it is not surprising. there are festivals for just about anything and woolis actually a commodity, that you can make shit with, so... Wool people are interesting to say the least. there is this big SCA Ren Fair vibe, and A LOT of pan flute, but the shawls are amazing! textile art, or cloth making (not sure what to call it) is a medium i just can't get into myself, but boy, i can appreciate the skilz! it was an arty weekend all around. i met a great artist who ons a gallery in taos and he was fab! the artist vibe is alive and well, though kind of beaten down by the economy. i have to get an etsy store!