Friday, December 4, 2015

Itinerant Art

For Muth's 86th birthday painting I chose a red frame for its color, but its best feature turned out to be that it was about an inch deep front to back, making it stable when set on any flat surface. It traveled with Muth from room to room at home, and then from perch to perch in her room at Norway Center.

I'm hoping to get a similar frame for the painting I'm in the process of creating to give with our donation to Norway Center—I'd like that painting to rotate around to whomever might need a little extra attention or lift. Could be a resident. Could be folks at the front desk. Could go into the physical therapy room or in an office. Wherever it goes, it can be propped in place to provide someone a little something new and different to look at. And then, when the time is right, it can go to the next person.

I paint up another option to consider for Norway Center. I use acrylics, ink, and pastels. I play with soothing watery imagery, with softnesses, with colors that carry gentle energy, with space that allows me to go as deep as I want or to float on the surface.

A Soft Place to Land
5x7", acrylic, ink, wax pastels, and oil pastels on canvas paper
available $35 as of 2/2016


  1. Wonderful reason to make art Dotty. Trying to give hope a chance to float up :)

    1. Hi Sheila, I like your turn of words re giving hope a chance to float up. Thanks.

  2. I like your words, too, Sheila! This piece is soft, serene, and peaceful.......

    1. Thanks for your words, too, Laurie. I am held tenderly in this buffered space.

  3. What a wonderful idea to do!
    I like art that is 'wandering around', available for anybody who needs it at that time!

  4. Thanks, Simone. I am eager to get a finished painting up to the Norway Center. The idea of a painting's being able to circulate pleases me.