Sunday, December 4, 2016

Still Not Still

In the aftermath of the intensity of my class, with its high volume of output and constant forward motion, I'm finding it a challenge to tap into a place of inner stillness.

But I am mindful, aware of the frenetic chaos pinging around in my brain.

Today I take a 9x12" start I've been playing with for the past few days and cut it into nine pieces. I feel a need for tiny.

I take a little walk with one little piece. I move us both down the road a little bit.

tiny canvas #1, work in progress

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  1. One can see the intensity of motion in this tiny piece... the calm spots that come to me are the dark black area with turquoise!!! Is that a face,much like your little badge?

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    1. Oops, now I see lots of faces staring at me LOL!

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    2. Carol, fun to have you identify some calm spots. Thanks! I wasn't identifying anything—I was just painting and scribbling and expressing my wordless self on paper. No intentional faces, but who knows what lurks inside me? Certainly I don't know most of the time!

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  2. I like it!

    It is worthwhile still that art reflects where we are, in this very moment...

    Don't know why I say this actually: maybe I say this to myself, while I completely painted over a whole beautiful colourful painting...

    So maybe the chaos in your brain is not bad at all: it is just what it is, and luckily we have our art to let it all out;-)

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    1. Thank you! You keep me from falling into a black hole! Art DOES reflect where we are in this very moment (which is probably why some paintings are painful to us!)—the paintings, and the moments: they are just what they are.

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  3. Love this riot of color! So festive and jolly! I see a path through a colorful neighborhood. Interlocking and upside down houses. A Micky Mouse hat, faces... Party in the hood!

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    1. Love your comment, "Party in the hood!" Party for sure!

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  4. Sheila, what great/fun interpretive eyes you have! You're an honorary Mouseketeer! Love the idea of interlocking and upside down houses. Party for sure!

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  5. I love the colors in this one. The word that jumped out at me when I saw it was happy. 😃

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    1. Perfect! That is entirely how I felt as I painted—happy!

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