Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Slapstick 12/20/17

Of late my art practice has held too many wild sweeping swaths of uncertainty and precious few sweet slim passages of contentment.

Whenever I catch myself falling into constraining/draining self-talk of any kind—and I'm so grateful when I do, I stop to drop my shoulders, relax my forehead, invite my tight jaw to go slack.

Breathe deeply.

Inch my way back to trusting trusting trusting.

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More treasure hunting today. Or, perhaps better stated, more searching for missing persons.


Found one!

Amused by the Absurdity
4x5"; acrylic, India ink, collage, and wax pastels on paper
abstract
2017
$40

12 comments:

  1. DOTTY!!!! I AM YELLING! FANTASTIC!!!!! Love this new direction. No words. So great. GO GO GO!

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    1. I AM YELLING THANKS, JEN!!! Gotta say, these volunteer portraits have been a total blast!

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  2. Dotty.....how am I going to get anything done when I keep looking at these amazing figures - I find them mesmerizing!! Imagine a series, framed and hung as a group......in the words of Jenn....GO GO GO!!!!!!

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    1. Janet, music to my ears that this 'series' which is bringing me such delight in the making is also delighting the eyes and imaginations of others. I can totally see a bunch of these hung as a group : )

      Today's figure brings to mind both Cruella DeVille from Disney's "101 Dalmations" and also Don Quixote!!!

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  3. Hi, Dotty. So fun to see those paintings. Is it collage that I see there? I love the warm and cool colors contrasting. I love that you put it up for sale too!
    Bye!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. Yes, all the warm earthy colors are handpainted collage torn from paper I painted ages ago; the hair is latex house paint applied with a pointy skewer from my kitchen drawer. The cool background colors are mostly from the start I had cut from a larger piece a few days ago, with a few tiny touches of pastels.

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  4. Burst of late fall color! Breathtaking!

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    1. Ha! Yes, VERY late fall color. We have about 38 minutes here in MA until winter begins : )

      Thanks for 'breathtaking,' Carol!

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  5. I want a dress like this one!!!! I want to let my hair flow wild in the wind!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to shake my booty until the sun comes up!!! Dotty, hope you show these side by side at the end of this fork in the road.
    So grateful to have you, your art in my life!!

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    1. Sheila, thank you for your enduring lively following of my blog. Such a gift! Great idea to show these side by side—just need to remember to do so. Right now I have several posts already in the pipes and set to go.

      Yes, let's get our wild on and get dancin'!

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  6. Yes to Cruella and Don Quixiote! I see them, too!

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    1. Joje, thank for chiming in—I love that you see Cruella and Don Quixote, too!

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