Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

I'm noticing the bittersweet feeling of recent goodbyes—I'm feeling the tug and resistance of the parting, the richness and joy of the coming together, the laughter and depth of the space in between. I am inviting myself to be here and now no matter where, to say hello, and hello, and hello.

Right here and just now: playing with some hand-painted collage and Posca pens.

You Know How Goodbyes Feel
1.5x5.5"; acrylic and collage on black cardboard
abstract
2017
$35

8 comments:

  1. Love how my eye travels down and up through the spaces. Those strong diangles suggest depth. Yes, I know how goodbyes feel. Now that I think of it in Hebrew we greet with Shalom, and bye with Shalom L'hetreiot The last part like in French Au Revoir.

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    1. Thanks for your comments on both my art (the diagonal collages bits were fun to play with) and on goodbyes and hellos.

      Until we meet again : )

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  2. I see wings. Wings of a fabulous and colorful airplane. Below are mountain tops, a bit of farmland, a few wispy clouds in the night. I know it is a dream because I see both wings and the tail all at once. But you know how dreams are. It makes perfect sense, and there is only a sense of calm, and adventure yet to come. :)

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    1. Sheila: totally.

      Yes, yes, yes.

      You have put words to the experience of painting: flying in an airplane, seeing both wings and the tail all at once, feeling calm and adventurous all at once, with mountain tops below, and a bit of farmland, and a few wispy clouds in the night—and it all makes sense.

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  3. I love this one, Dotty. It makes the goodbye more bearable.

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    1. Thanks, Joje. Love your upbeat comment : )

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    2. BTW, I've been singing Hello Goodbye all day long. "Hay la, hey hello-a. Hay la, hey hello- a"

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