Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Second Something

The second something from Monday's start, another birthday card:

Maybe Adulthood Is a Myth
3x4"; acrylic, ink, and collage on drawing paper, mounted on card stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]


6 comments:

  1. This one is especially wonderful. There is texture, color, and little white spaces of rest for my eyes. And the title...well, it is just brilliant!

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    1. Jen, love how you picked up on all the parts that were so enjoyable for me in the making. The card I posted yesterday felt like a 'practice' card that opened the door to joyous frolicking today. Fascinates me to think of how this piece developed. With no intention in the making, I ended up with what feels like a brook with grassy banks, some rocks. Those circles of color have no real-world 'logic' with the other bits I see but they are such pure pops of effervescence coming from deep inside me, and it all 'works.' I love this one : )

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  2. I spy texture, I spy fun! I spy ladies with umbrellas, to protect them from the sun!
    Love everything. Especially the splotchy, messy whitethat tells me you were feeling carefree and in the moment :)

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    1. Love the ladies-with-umbrellas image, Sheila! And you read me loud and clear with the white. Actually, this whole piece felt pretty carefree and in the moment, even when more deliberate : )

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  3. I already saw this one on Instagram I think! The word 'frolicking' is wonderful. Do you know it stems from Dutch? I think? The word 'vrolijk', means happy, delightful. Or maybe from German (there it is fröhlich).
    Anyway, I think this is the core of all this art-stuff. That it makes us happy - and gets us in line with the universe ;-)

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    1. Simone, I didn't know frolic comes from Dutch (or German)—it's such a perfect word for the lighthearted delight I felt as I painted. Yes, yes, yes, to your belief that this is the core of 'all this art-stuff. That it makes us happy and gets us in line with the universe.'

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