Green isnot usually one of my favorite colors, but, of late, it is one that I seem drawn to. The new small works of leaves, rocks and water intrigue...
Color of interest
June 30, 2014
Trust you are enjoying the new website. It is great to be able to share the work I have done and, as the weeks go by, the paintings I am working on....
My New Website
June 26, 2014
SpottedSerpents are not my first thought as I greet the day, and yet they have been popping up in my mind the last few days. I did a series of serp...
July 5, 2014
Excitement of the New
October 1, 2014
Pearlescent.Lapishued.Mist slowlymovesthrough the tall trees causing branches to wave their branches softly in the morning air. The promise of sunlight fills the room as we wait for the sun to muscle it’s way in and replace the autumn cover with shining warmth. Mother fidgets with her coffee and waits patiently for us to be out. No matter of sharing that it is too early to leave or that it is not Sunday seem to make any difference to her. Ideas become fixed in her head and nothing can dislodge them. She holds fast to the anticipation of seeing others and singing songs. We sing songs at the table around meals more now than in the past. They provide a bridge to a past she remembers over a void of things that make no sense to her. Fragments of life, faith and good memories give her a joy that radiates from her and causes her to smile so sweetly. A reward for bearing witness to her journey through a wildness of times present, past and imaginations of things not real or experienced in a real world but real to her. Am the artist of month at the Coos Bay Library this month and it was fun to see my work in a less formal setting. Chose fish to display on the walls due to the cheer that they share with all the great adventures of books and movies to go places in your head. Hues of jade, garnet, amethyst, ruby and sapphire beckon the patrons to cross over from the outside real world to the real world of enjoyment. Did include one of the Reflection series. It, too, takes it message from what we see is what we are on thinking.
Seems like a busy time to be sending art out the door for some trip to new places. The CAM Biennial receives work this week and have things going to it and there is a show in Arizona that am sending images to for inclusion to exhibit there. Some months are crowded with schedules to meet. Even though they have been planned for months ahead, the due date is always exciting, somewhat like the first day of school. Emotions are all over the place. Is it ready? Does it work? Was that the right choice of color to use? Is it saying what it should? With all that, it is like a letter going out and then you wait to hear that it arrived and then what did it say to those who saw it.
The adventure of communicating with other is always like walking into a room of strangers and wondering if they want to visit or just stand off and watch or not notice at all. One never knows. And like like in all parts of life there is no one outcome each time you do it, yet it is well worth doing. The surprise of encountering like spirits from locations and experiences so vastly different than your own gives hope and delight and provides the push to keep on trying.
The feedback also can impact you as well as it forces you to reexamine what you shared and perhaps see it from a different perspective or shade of meaning or to learn something new about yourself and others. At one time I thought that everyone had the same experiences that I did, then I found that no on has the exact same experiences. They are like fingerprints; unique to each person. That may be why I like to communicate visually. A ball bounces against an uneven surface; each return or bounce is not the same as the one before.
Hope you are bouncing off ideas that help you see the world in a better way and give you joy. Predictability may be safe and comfortable but it is always boring. Be anything, but not boring.