3/30/17 Notes to Myself: Got my sketchbook out this week because I was given a free set of Charvin Water Soluable Pastel Sticks. I’m not a pastel artist but I thought I would give it whirl. It was fun and frustrating trying to navigate the colors, lines,textures etc. And then where does the water fit […]
2/10/2017Oh how textured my life has become. A rich beautiful weave of experience. Not unlike branches and leaves of a tree mingling all together. Colors dance in the background adding a layer of magic and depth. The leaves apex start to shift direction seeking more color,changing their course of growth. Slowly, the fabric that’s woven […]
11/17/16 Notes to Myself: Today, I was quietly reminded of “the protective spirit of place” or Genius Loci. This is an interesting term to me. The first time I came across it was in a paper my daughter had written for one of literature classes in college. It was in reference to the landscape during […]
10/8/16 Notes to Myself: Found me an ocean… A plentiful palette tempting my curiosity. Can I tip toe in, to meet it’s edge? Might it change without warning – perhaps sweep me away into it’s ever changing tide never to return the same. Found me an ocean…
8/31/16 Notes to Myself: I found me a rainbow deep within my soul. Always shining and never far away; although things outside myself may want me to believe otherwise. I know better now!
5/16/16 Notes to Myself: “I am determined to maintain the perpendicular position” Lucy Stone “Perpendicular lines make right angles; they make possible extensions of both height and breadth. Right angles are weight-bearing. We speak of asserting something “squarely”, making perpendiculars. People who speak their minds freely and assert their individuality feel perpendicular to the corners […]
10/15/15 Notes to Myself: One of the best pieces of “advice” I’ve gotten (more than once) with regard to painting is to KEEP PAINTING! In other words PRACTICE. I’m in the midst of an October challenge to paint one painting a day. I’ve done this before and know it trains my eye to see what’s […]