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
Peace in Storms
February 6, 2015
Theair isfilled with thestaccatodrumroll of rainhitting the house and yard as the wind bounces tree limbs and leaves jitter bug on verdant plants. The night sounds woke us a few times as the storm grabbed at things and tried to find a way into the house. Now the dull blue purple light has coursed its way into the sky and the menace of the night have faded. Mother sits in her security chair and eyes the emerging world one sip of coffee at a time. Breakfast is done and now is the time she goes to territories only her mind can behold. Her bedroom has been repainted and now is bright and cheerful and yet she seems not to notice the change. In fact, after my worry that the change would be too jarring she behaved as there had been no transformation. As though it was as it always had been. That makes me happy and sad at the same time. I am getting more “sir”s from her as she finds it harder to know who cares for her and what my relation to her is. Like the boat tied at the dock, sometimes we touch other times and only the rope binds us together. Yet she trusts me and goes with me and lets me help her without question or fear. That is a great blessing that she feels safe with me, can laugh and still enjoys seeing the world. Her joy at seeing people, even those she has forgotten and has no clue how they fit into her life, is another thing that gives me peace. I share plans, ideas and achievements with her, even though they will be forgotten instantly, more for me than for her. I want her to be part of my life even if her lack of memory stops her from doing so. Like flowers to a grave, I celebrate my memories of her.
The paintings I am doing now of the person form in the pond are changing. Colors that were much more distinct now blend and are more complex. There is more of a battle of images that now seems proactive, urgent and purposeful. As the hunt or race for the soul or essence is much more rapid. Perhaps it is a symbol of my wanting to come to terms with who I am becoming or have become. There is no dread of what I will find only a curiosity of what my manifestation looks like. The works still have beauty and still refresh me when I look at them. I don’t know where they are leading me and not having a goal other than to explore and see what is there, is comfortable to me. Faith that what ever I find will be all right for I am not alone on my journey provides the strength to go on. Knowing that others care and love me and see who I am and still love and support me is like a cold refreshing water on a hot dusty desert. It gives life. The two waterfall paintings are finished, the water image caused me to remember. They both have some surprise to them as well as beauty that is softer and more relaxing than jarring or thundering. There is some new work I want to start and I am waiting till I resolve the new pond painting. I think I need the information for it to plot my next exploration. The paintings will come when they should and I can be patient and wait for them to appear in my mind. Well, Mother seems ready to leave the confines of her chair and so we will journey out into the world and see what is there.
Am in a national show at the Mesa Arts Center, One East Main Street in Mesa, Arizona. It has a museum that is showing the 36th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition. The fiber piece is one I have been working on and off on for the past year. MesaArtsCenter.com for more information or 480 644 6560.
Hope you will find what you need to continue your exploration of self and to make sense of the world around you. That you will have laugher and sweetness to accompany you as well as people you love and care about.
Stay safe and enjoy even the storms because they have a beauty as well.