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
Dancing on the Roof
November 10, 2015
Showers that pounded the roof like flamencodancers drumming stepts in the night have fled and long stretches of blue sky have appeared drenching the wet landscape in luminous light. Night had been plagued by interruptions as Mother tried to answer some call from deep in her mind that told her to get up and go some place. She still is easy to guide back to her bed but there is no accurate prediction that will tell how long she will stay there. She is sitting now, hidden from the blazing light resting in a pool of shade with her coffee cup in close reach. We sang her favorite song this morning as the sunshine beat into front room. Sunshine in My Soul today is a relic from when she was a girl sitting in Salvation Army Sunday School class in Coos Bay. Her life has come full circle and she still sits in a Sunday School class near the spot she did years ago. Sometimes the course of lives take us far from our beginnings and then places where we thought we would never again be. Life is so full of surprises that take a while to dawn on us. We wake up to the facts that what we left is where we are.
The art is in a great place right now. Fish shapes begin to sparkle in their new hued suits. The big figure piece had a break thought after it was turned from facing the wall and now looks so much better and joyful. The golden lily pad piece has more fish swimming in it’s depths and the tension between the static and visual moving parts balances well. New clouds and stars work is coming to life and other works are move toward completion. I still want to start a new large piece and will do so soon. My head keeps filling with images and things I want to explore. I see patterns that spring from textiles infiltrating the surfaces of works and adding to the complexity of encrusted surfaces that enliven the works with more energy. There is a strong emotion that is gripping me and grasps my hand and leads me forward to bright places.
Mother is sitting, getting restless for her ride to see the world beyond the windows so I will close for now.
Hope you are following the sounds of joy and holding the hands of those you love as you walk through the morning mists. That you are finding not the sugar coated false stories of life but true life that empowers you and leads you to that which satisfies all that you need and seek. That your days are filled with meaning and hope and others are enriched by your being with them.