Friday, April 7, 2017

Layer 10/100

Wow.

Every layer a surprise.

Every layer an internal journey.

Today, an excerpt I've already quoted more than once from Cynthia Voigt's A Solitary Blue surfaces yet again:

This had been the pattern of his days on the back creek, too: he would move the boat out until he felt more frightened than he had the courage to match; then he would anchor and wait.

I was completely smitten by layer 3, and could easily have stopped then, based on nothing more than the thrill of the distance I'd moved the boat. But I anchored, waited, moved again.

I get attached. I let go.

I anchor. I move out.

I'm cautious. I throw caution to the wind.

Today I use oil pastels, nylon screen and house paint, ink pen, different house paint, wood staining pad.

Layer 10.

layer 10/100






10 comments:

  1. My hands are in the air, and I want to shout,"STOP!" This is done, finished. PERFECT! The soft blues and greens, lavender. Frosty whites. So lovely. Circles, details, bits of black. I love it. Which means I am attached. But I know. I know I can only enjoy this for today. For a little while. So I pin it to my Dotty board. Inspiration board. I take another look. Enjoy. Still looking...
    Until tomorrow!

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    1. What a wonderful idea. There we can see them all!!!Now to find the board!!!

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    2. Love your response, Sheila! One key reason why I keep my blog is to keep a visual record, with accompanying backstories, of all the art I've created that has given its life in service of other art!

      LOVE your pinning Layer 10 to your inspiration board. I am honored, and I value your input about this painting's having arrived at a compelling place.

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    3. Here is the board Carol, and Dotty.
      https://www.pinterest.com/sheilartist/dotty-seiter/
      And I have one for you as well Carol. :)

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    4. Sheila—thanks for sharing this!

      First, I am honored and delighted. It is both humbling and thrilling to discover that I have a 'collector' in you. I go to that 'gallery,' a gallery not of my own devising, and discover a collection of my work. Quite astonishing and heartwarming.

      Second, once again I realize I am barely scratching the surface in my use of the internet! You've given me much to think about : )

      Thank you!

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    5. Oh my gosh, Sheila..this was my exact response! I'm very attached to the way it is now..it's such a gorgeous piece. Yet, at the same time, I look forward to seeing what Dotty does with it from here on out. :)

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    6. So much fun to hear your responses, and … Dotty is also looking forward to seeing what she does with it from here on out!

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  2. New colors, new complexity! A dance for the eyes, and full of little eyes staring at me. Casper moving down, smaller eyes and delicate whiskers. Do ghosts have whiskers? Love the pinks and purples!!!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Carol! I had fun developing the colors and complexity, and making ongoing discoveries in the process—eyes' watching me, whiskers tickling me … where do they come from?!

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