2013: A Year of Artmaking

By Morgan Bricca December 19, 2013
Wow!

It has been a bountiful year of art making! I completed 43 mural projects, 15 fine art paintings, and one “mural assist” with Girl Scout Troop 61624 at Juana Briones park. It gives me great pleasure to reflect back through the names of clients I was privileged to meet and work with, and I feel so proud of the tapestry of mural projects I have been a part of. There are big projects, small but mighty projects, and lots of cool new friends I made along the way.

I would like to shout out a huge “Thank you” to all my clients in 2013 for making this the best year of making art I’ve ever had! It has been a blast and a privilege beginning to end.

Here’s a photo collage highlighting my year in art:

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Thank you for being part of my journey this year. I wish you all a sweet holiday break with your families.

With Love,

Morgan

 

IN THIS ISSUE
A Quarter of a Million
Who knew that so many people might be interested in painting clouds on their ceiling! My YouTube video on the subject has had a quarter million views with lots of feedback that it is actually useful. Cool!
Life coaching
I love life coaches. They are some of my favorite people. If I was not a mural artist, I would want to be a life coach for sure. (Third choice: a vegan chef). As we round the corner of 2013, I was inspired by an e-mail from life coach Kanesha Baynard to take stock of the successes of 2013 before rounding the corner of new resolutions for 2014. The exercise gave me greater appreciation for what I did accomplish in the past year. I think I can slack off guilt free for the next couple weeks…as if I needed an excuse.

If you are looking for a bump up in the quality of your life, give one of these super cool life coaches a call!

Carla Cervantes

Dominique Renda

Kanesha Baynard

Any one of them can help you make 2014 your best ever!

Mother Earth and Wombats
Last month I went to a symposium called “Awaken the Dreamer” hosted by the Pachamama Alliance. The one-day workshop included a rundown of the challenges of our age, and then offered exercises and tools designed to inspire and empower the individual to become a part of the change that is needed to become sustainable as a planet.

It is a very sad and difficult task to open ourselves up to the hard realities of our age. Species extinction, global warming, and third world poverty are a few of the biggies that are difficult to stomach. It is such heavy material, I do not recommend bringing any of these topics up at your next dinner party.

Enter: humor. I think engaging others through humor might be humanity’s saving grace. I loved this wombat video. Your kids will like it too!

I invite you to learn more and get involved with saving the planet in 2014! Visit the Pachamama Alliance website for a list of upcoming workshops. Let’s create a new dream for our world that includes a just, thriving and sustainable future.

Laugh with Lucas
My son is my source for daily jokes. There are plenty of groaners, but these made me chuckle.

This morning I tried to catch some fog but I mist.

Do you know what a double know sounds like?

Knot Knot.

Inspiration
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel

 

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.