Collaboration of Resources

4/9/15 Notes to Myself: “You can’t create in a vacuum. Life gives you the material and dreams can propel new beginnings.” -Byron Pulsifer Life does give one “material”. I love that! However, this often means I need time in quiet to distill the multitude of material that can be contained in a day vying for […]

Imaginary Works

3/27/15 Notes to Myself: Imaginary works…. There’s been a period of years where I have felt like I lost my imagination. This is connected to my creativity and although I could still find myself creating I had this sense of something missing that I used to have. Questioning this side of myself is opening doors […]

Stepping Off

No quotes this week from the book “Art and Fear”. Today, I’m talking about my own fear of  “STEPPING OFF” the cliff of comfort.  Stepping out and off the cliff  was affirmed for me by my daughter the other day when I began showing her a painting I am working on.  She is also an […]

Expectations

“…expectations based on the work itself are the most useful tool the artist possesses.” What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece. The place to learn about your materials is in the last use of your materials…..Put simply, your work is your guide: a complete, comprehensive, limitless reference […]

One Painting at a Time…

One Painting at a Time…One Day at a Time. I’m reminded over the past weeks how my journey as an artist so clearly parallels my life.  The two are not separate entities but a beautiful dynamic relationship from which patience can be developed and is frequently needed. What I am learning to embrace is the […]

The Color Purple

In one of my posts last week on color I mentioned experimenting with violet/purple.  As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to join a few friends to work on the still life you see here where one of the “feature” colors was a rich purple cloth used as a back drop to a […]