Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As an artist

My journey is layered. My past keeps me level and my future is my state of mind. I honour the tenuous relationship between real and make believe as I find peace in the practice of my creativity. This is my present. This is the gift of life I enjoy. I am pleased to release this work that's been brooding inside of me for a long time. It represents a beautiful ache and its release. 
~a. Andrea Currie, tree artist


My Only Friend, 2014
Andrea Currie
Fine tip archival black ink on watercolour paper
Original, not copied, one of a kind
Signed and stamped by artist
16x20
andrea@pomonalife.com

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject; rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. –Salvador Dali

I'm looking in on myself, my only friend. As I unravel and bleed I think I am completely detached but we are the same. I am roped, tied and braided. My psyche tells horror stories I am privy to, at a distance my knees bend and I swoon. We are connected but I know I am safe. My darkness is my only friend and I am the light that keeps it in its place. My true self is my observer but my darkness knows another side of a perfectly good explanation. My only friend, festering in my existence keeps me alive by breathing fire into my soul, knowing where we could go by where we have gone. My only friend is me. 

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Showcasing this piece and many more tomorrow night in Cardiff, California. Follow the link below for more details and to purchase your ticket:
Art is Community!

Peel away the layers of conditioning


Collaborative Exhibit!
PomonaLIFE presents Andrea Currie's Tree Art Exhibit Party, follow the link below for details:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Just arrived!

A big thank you to Compathos 
for supporting 
Andrea Currie's Tree Art Exhibit Party 
May 1st from 7pm - 10pm in Cardiff, CA. 
Hosted by Jolie Pinkerton, 
This is a PomonaLIFE community event! 

In collaboration with Pablo Fernandez founder of Secret Table 
Live Performance by Thierry "Prem" Maurel 

Please purchase your tickets at:


Art is community!
~a.

Wisdom of Surrender

The action you take may not bare fruit immediately, until it does, do not resist what is. 
-Eckhart Tolle


My passion drives my patience to get there.
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

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Please click the link below to learn about 
PomonaLIFE's new community exhibit in Cardiff, CA
May 1st from 7pm to 10pm



Monday, April 28, 2014

Thank you Prem!


Thank you for sending me this tree! 
In its magic and colour there is a voice in tune with my soul.
Stunning!
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

Please send me your trees!
Email: andrea@pomonalife.com

Join us 
Thursday May 1st from 7pm-10pm
for PomonaLIFE's collaborative art show!

Featuring Andrea Currie's unique tree artist
Exquisite local food prepared by Pablo Fernandez, founder of Secret Table
Live performance by Thierry 'Prem' Maurel
Follow the link below to purchase your ticket to join us! 

Spaces are limited!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

The genius in you

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work in progress... work to do!................................................................

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Beauty in Progress

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. 
- Maya Angelou


Very excited to share these beauties and their magnificent story!

PomonaLIFE presents
Andrea Currie’s
 Tree Artist Exhibit Party
* original fine art
* multimedia
*reproductions on various reclaimed & renewable resources
Andrea is a Canadian based artist displaying her unique, one-of-a-kind ink tree drawings and laser etchings.
Be a part of her story!
Thursday May 1st from 7-10pm

In collaboration with Pablo A. Fernandez, founder and producer:

Secret Table
www.facebook.
com/thesecrettable1

Live performance by Thierry "Prem" Maurel

Wine sponsored by Compathos

Fine art, great food, live music and great wine!

$20 
Tickets in advance on Eventbrite: 

www.eventbrite.com/e/tree-artist-exhibit-party-tickets-11293100969
Tickets are non refundable

2720 Mackinnon Ranch Road, Cardiff, California, 92007
Parking is limited, please park on the road outside the complex gates.
Hosted by Jolie Pinkerton

For more information, please email: andrea@pomonalife.com

Art is community!

Keep dreaming

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
- Paulo Coelho

Everything we create is purposeful, even our fear. Failure is an illusion.
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist



Friday, April 25, 2014

My favourite stories and my favourite fruits!



Compathos Foundation is a media production, education and research organization harnessing the power of the arts and media to inspire transformation, global citizenry and social action.

Compathos is a growing community of award winning artists and media pros who are passionate about creating socially oriented media campaigns that deliver measurable impacts and generate viewer action.  Compathos believes the power of story not only inspires and raises awareness, but helps to promote positive change by multiplying philanthropic and volunteer resources to organizations and communities worldwide.

PomonaLIFE is very pleased Compathos Foundation and their award winning wine will be joining us for
Andrea Currie’s
 Tree Artist Exhibit Party
* original fine art
* multimedia
*reproductions on various reclaimed & renewable resources
Andrea is a Canadian based artist displaying her unique, one-of-a-kind ink tree drawings and laser etchings.
Be a part of her story!
Thursday May 1st from 7-10pm

In collaboration with Pablo A. Fernandez, founder and producer:
Secret Table
www.facebook.com/thesecrettable1

Fine art, fine food, live music and great wine!

 20$ Tickets in advance on Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tree-artist-exhibit-party-tickets-11293100969
Tickets are non refundable
25$ at door

2720 Mackinnon Ranch Road, Cardiff, California, 92007
Parking is limited, please park on the road outside the complex gates.
Hosted by Jolie Pinkerton

For more information, please email: andrea@pomonalife.com 
Art is community!
Top of FormBottom of Form

PERFORMING LIVE!
Thierry “Prem” Maurel

 


#grateful for another day

When you're young night comes to soon.
- Young in Heart, 1938


{photo by Andrea Currie, acurrie.com}

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Troubled?

All of man's troubles stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
 - Blaise Pascal
Draw it out. Whatever it is. 
Meditate with a pen in your hand.
Let your mind go, let your pen wander.
I dare you to feel better ;O)
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To be seen is to be vulnerable

I used to have trouble with this.
But today, as I pursue a career which has defined and refined my pits and scars, 
I get to know my authentic self. 
No one else. Just me.
I am polished with a story as I radiate in its voice.
I am not defined by yesterday.

My art is me and if you read into my art, you read me. 
If you read between the lines of my words, you see me. 
Now I write my journey into my novel called, 
How I Changed My Life with a Pen. 

Art and its expression have given me a platform to create and be created.
I invite you to do the same.

What inspires you? What is your art?
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist
www.acurrie.com



Thank you for your support Maira, this tree is for you!

Friday, April 18, 2014

It starts with a naked page...

We create worlds as the natural expression of our own being. 
- Deepak Chopra



I have nothing to cling to and everything to gain. My art is expressive. My art is unique. 
I begin with a naked piece of paper and a mind layered in worlds.
Ideas, feelings, images, smells, thoughts... my layers create my art. My art is my world.
~a.
Click the link below to learn more about Andrea Currie's Tree Artist Exhibit Party

Tree Artist Exhibit Party

May 1st from 7pm - 10pm
In collaboration with Pablo Fernandez, founder of Secret Table, 
hosted by Jolie Pinkerton in beautiful 
Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
An intimate event with live music, fine wine and exquisite food.
Art  is community!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are you ready San Diego?

Click the link below to learn more about Andrea Currie's Tree Artist Exhibit Party
May 1st from 7pm - 10pm
In collaboration with founder of Secret Table, hosted by Jolie Pinkerton in beautiful 
Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
An intimate event with live music, fine wine and exquisite food.
Art  is community!

Claim your voice for you~a.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Starting is as easy as thinking about it!

"You may delay, but time will not." 
- Benjamin Franklin  


Be inspired to start. Start somewhere. Anywhere.
Don't put off your greatness too long, some of us need a little inspiration from you! 
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

Friday, April 11, 2014

How have I not heard of this before!

I get so excited when I am introduced to new ways of looking at the world. 
Especially the passions and artistic endeavors that fuel us.
I am absolutely loving this, thank you for sharing!


 

Email your trees to: andrea@pomonalife.com

Art is community!
~a.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Travelling Tree Artist ~a.


My story begins in medias res at the threshold of a New Year.

Since my arrival to California in December 2013, there have been a dozen loaned beds, couches, pillows and air mattresses, and more than a few dozen pieces of tree art produced. By the good graces and smiles of friends and strangers, I am forever inspired.

I have participated in exhibits in San Francisco and San Jose. Now, I embark on my last exhibit here in North County in beautiful Cardiff-by-the-Sea, before I head back home to Canada.

How we filter the world through our perspective, tinted or clear, rose coloured or chlorophyll glasses; how we interact with our neighbours and colleagues, the person beside us on the plane or on the bus – as we stand idle at the red light or pace quietly in our mind in the coffee shop line – who we spend the majority of our time with and how we live is our imprint on the world.

I see trees. I draw trees. I give trees. Art and sketches, doodles on napkins, recycled paper, fine art paper, wood and canvas – anything. I copy real trees, I invent trees. I put people, feelings, experiences and places in trees. Trees are the skin and the canvas that create my story.

Why trees? Because trees are layered. They grow, intertwine, sprout and thrive. Trees are rooted. Trees are intricate. Trees are simple. Trees have many purposes. Trees are our lifeblood, they provide us with food, shelter and a basic understanding of how life works. Plant, nurture, feed: love. Repeat.

Trees ask nothing but the space to grow and be.

I found this space a long time ago when I was a child sitting at my window watching the oak tree on our front lawn. Life happened here. The constant change and chaos that surrounded our lives never affected this beautiful creature. Eventually, I moved away and my parents sold that house, but that tree has never left me.

As a former high school English teacher, I draw, write and create in order to connect with a voice inside myself that vibrates within all of us. My message is of appreciation for nature, but my metaphor for why I create resonates within my subject matter. I plant seeds of inspiration, encouraging everyone to create, no matter what their medium. Creativity is the freeing and uplifting voice within ourselves and instills a balance and freedom we need to survive. It is our authentic expression and our gift to the world.

I started drawing professionally in 2011, after I lost my mother to cancer. It is in this space of creating I find an inner peace that is reflected in my methods of pointillism, stippling, crosshatching and shading. I take my time, I move slowly. This is a meditative practice as I filter the day and/or events happening around me. I connect with my mother in this space because I am happy, I am balanced and I am safe.

Why do you create? What do you create? What do you do that passes the time so quickly that when you are finished, you are in awe of what has just come out of you. Painting, drawing, dancing, cooking, decorating… art is in every expression. Art is you.

Connect with me. I post daily, I would love to hear from you. Life is how we show up and our reverence is how we appreciate the world. It’s how we celebrate, sharing our gifts, passions and strengths.

If you are in North County San Diego, please email: andrea@pomonalife.com for more details about my intimate solo exhibit. I celebrate art with a community of artists as we host great food, incredible live music and of course fine wine.

Art is community!
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Awaken with Wisdom:

"Owning your story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerability is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy-the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of light." 
- Brene Brown

Andrea Currie & Patrina Wisdom

Dear Sweet-Pomonians,

As I continue my journey here in North County San Diego, sharing my art and tree love, I practice gratitude daily. I am thankful for my friends, supporters, hosts and volunteers. Without them, I would not be here.

I am extremely grateful for my good friend, colleague and collaborator Patrina Wisdom. Patrina is also one of my guides. As a leader in the community, she is a coach and a mentor.

If you are ready to Own Your Story, ready to create the relationships, success and life that you’ll love, Patrina's proven 6 Step Wisdom System is your answer. 

Please follow the link below to learn more about how her unique Awakening Life Coaching Program can change your life. I encourage you to take this opportunity and awaken with wisdom. 
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist

You always have a choice. You deserve the dignity of your process. You deserve to support and honor yourself. You deserve love and prosperity! 
- Patrina Wisdom  



Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Tree Art Exhibit in North County!

Are you in the San Diego area?
Announcing NEW mixed media exhibit in beautiful Cardiff-by-the-Sea!
Please email: andrea@pomonalife.com for more details.

Andrea Currie is showcasing:
* original art
* multimedia
* unique reproductions various
various reclaimed & renewable resources

Great people, great food & great wine
Art is community!

Work in progress, Unititled
Black ink pen on hemp paper
8x10

My pen makes the sound of my heart. LOVE.
~a.
Andrea Currie, tree artist