Friday, December 29, 2017

Bringing a Year to a Close

In the spirit of tying up loose ends, giving a nod to the old, and making space for the new, I plan to bring closure to 2017 in my next few posts—one of which appears here today in my last blog entry of 2017, the rest of which will show up on the other side of the weekend at the beginning of 2018.

Janus, god of transitions, invites me to take a close look at the metamorphasis from this start—

collage on paper,
taped to a cafeteria tray

to this completed painting—

All Are Born Radiating Light

The dramatic change knocks my socks off and seems impossibly magical … even though I was its agent and witnessed the transformation firsthand as it unfolded moment by moment!

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  1. Quite a change! You used this piece as a blank canvas, although I can see remnants of the leaves of green.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful healthy and creative NEW YEAR!

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    1. Glad you spied around for remnants of the 'leaves of green' in the final version—I did use that green very deliberately and intnetionally en route : )

      Happy healthy creative new year to you and yours also, Carol!

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  2. Happy New Year! What a perfect reminder of how anything can change - DRAMATICALLY - and how important it is to keep at it. Can't wait to see what you are up to in 2018....

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Love that you put words to the reminder : )

      Are you in transit right now? No matter where, all good wishes for a happy 2018 to you and yours.

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  3. It boggles my mind how the collage on paper ended up as a Christmas tree, which I LOVE. How I wish I could watch the artist at work!

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    1. Thanks, Joje! As I say in my post, how the collage on paper ended up as a Christmas tree also boggled MY mind, and *I* painted it!

      Watching artists at work is really fun from what little experience I've had (mostly online). I always love seeing others' process photos.

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  4. WOW! LOVE!! Happy New Year my friend! So fun to see this again, now knowing what lies beneath. Luscious details. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I meant to post the 'before' photo along with the finished card back on Christmas, but remembered now instead : )

      Happy new year to you also! All best wishes for the new year.

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