Today I want to share some very exciting news, which also qualifies as one-of-the more-vulnerable-moments-of-my-life.
I still remember sitting in my car talking to my publisher, Randy, about how my new book would be a combination of my personal stories, along with my thoughts on the creative process as a guide for living.
I remember thinking, just HOW PERSONAL are we talking here?? To which the answer was: The more personal, the better.
So here I am, sixteen months later, sharing my very personal book with you, written right in the middle of a global pandemic.
In it, I share the details of my IVF journey, the grief of losing my beloved mama, the wild story of hitchhiking into a disaster zone (and staying), the reason I changed my name to Flora, why I made eight dusty pilgrimages to Burning Man (and what I learned there), and why my “starving artist” years were some of the best.
Through these stories and all I’ve learned as an artist and creative guide, I share how living has taught me how to paint and how painting has taught me how to live.
It’s called, The Art of Aliveness, and I couldn’t be more thrilled (and terrified) to finally share it with you.
The Art of Aliveness is currently available for pre-order in all the usual places, and you can actually read the first two chapters right here, right now. The book will spread its wings and make it’s way to your homes in late March. (Pre-orders make the world go round when it comes to publishing new books, so many thanks in advance for your orders!)
Vulnerability and all, I truly just hope this book, written with all my heart, will help, heal, and soothe. And like the subtitle says, offer a creative return to what matters most.
Did I mention my art shero, SARK, wrote the forward? Reason enough to order it! 😉
With love + gratitude, always,