Help Feed Beacon
ART SHOW at BAU GalleryOpen Sat-Sun 12-6pm until Aug 2nd
View local hudson valley art and donate to the Beacon Food Bank. All artwork is for sale. I have two pieces up from my Bella Monnezza series. If purchased, I will personally donate 20% of the sale to the Beacon Food Bank. Please help support our local community.
Rat Skull, Turquoise, Antique Silver from Nepal
Twelve years ago today (also the Year of the Rat), I was burglarized and lost my entire office and all my clients, after two years of business. To top it all off, I also realized my abusive husband at the time plunged us into $34k in credit card debit. No minimum or modest wage job could get me out of that situation. My pride was my job and my “appeared” wealth, but in a moment, I was humbled and everything seemed lost. It would be a fight to pay off the debit, to buy the equipment, and to get my business back. And you know what, I did a year later, but I made some sacrifices that still follow my reputation today… hmmm today… I have no work, except home schooling my daughter. I don’t know how bills will be paid, or if I have enough food or toilet paper, but my pride is not in my things or my job or my persona as an artist or writer. I surrender to love. I surrender to doing the next kind act. I surrender to generosity… to listening to Mother Nature’s cry for help… to conservation and clean-up… to only focusing on this moment. The universe will provide only what I need, and all we need is less out there, and more inside, and in our time that we are limited to the outside, stay in, and go deeper. Stay in and re-evaluate if you’re decisions or thoughts are focused on love or fear. The news will shackle you in fear, but your spirit will always point you back to love – stay there. We are birthing a new human existence where this practice is essential, where Mother Nature and the collective bare more weight on decisions than self needs and greed. It’s the year of the warrior, the time to align your values & fight – with every choice, every thought, every intention.
The necklace. I was gifted this rat skull while buying frames for my art show. I didn’t know what to do with it, but then, this year arrived, The Year of the Rat. I knew I had to embody a warrior spirit to guide me beyond tough times back to a life of abundance, so I honored this year by making this necklace. It’s a reminder of resiliency. We will get thru this.
Three Shows, One Art Center
I was so lucky to share this space with so many talented artists, including Russ Ritell (Perspectives exhibit) and Zackary Skinner (solo show). My selected work, “The Unkept, The Unmet, The Dreams Memorized and Not Mine” (16×24, Dye Sublimation Metal Print) is in the exhibit “YOU ARE HERE” at RoCA, running March 8th-April 19th.
“A juried exhibition on cultural and autobiographical stories reflecting the issues and individual expressions of every day life.”
Check out this amazing and diverse group of art!
Rockland Center for the Arts
27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, New York
So this was quite an opening experience into itself, probably my most honest interview to date about my story of domestic violence and journey into healing.
A quote from Ana Joanes who hosted the Podcast:
“Check out the new episode of #HealingOurGhosts with our very own Meghan Spiro. Meghan exhibited “Without Fear and Full of Love” a couple months back and I was blown away by the beauty and power of her work. She addresses head on spousal abuse, sexual trauma, but also the possibility of healing and her deep connection to the feminine divine. In her own words “One in four women have been a victim of severe physical violence with intimate partner in their lifetime, and I am one of them. For years, I spent my life in silence about the abuse, as it happened and in my attempts to recover. I found myself ill-equipped to handle my PTSD, my addictions, and my self-loathing. It wasn’t until I signed up to write this story and manifest these self-portraits that I actually began my deeper healing, transmuting my suffering into wisdom and my loathing into love. ” Check out Healing Our Ghosts wherever you listen to your podcast or on my site: https://
Despite my career in photography and media, I began my explorations in the arts in drawing and painting, but I left that behind 20 years ago until recently. Two years ago, I captured a self portrait that focused on the illuminating aspects of the creative process, then last spring, I did a sketch of hands haloing a face. Suddenly, I had an idea for a larger concept, that combined my sentiments on intuition, creativity, and my spirit in eternity, so with my lovely hand model Lauren, I developed this image that I turned into an oil painting.
30 X 30
Oil on Canvas
Fierce and full of grace
Channeling new frontier
For the collective
Eyes only tell lies
For desires blind
sing truth to the soul
Beyond the limits of control
Rise and release
Dance from darkness to light