Thursday, May 3, 2018

My Village

I am deeply grateful for my painting village—for the new friends I've made in the past four years through Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days challenges, through Instagram, through my blog, and through the internet at large; and for my family and longtime friends—all of whom support, cheer, encourage, ask questions, give feedback, make suggestions, point me in directions, share links of interest, purchase my paintings, follow my blog, laugh with me, give me hugs, help me solve problems, and act as patrons of my art with various gifts.

They are my teachers.

I draw nourishment from them again and again.

Hard to imagine where I'd be without them—and why try? I know where I am with them and I am grateful day after day after day.

Especially when my internal world feels like a crazy wilderness.

Here's where my current tri-patch went today:

rotated my canvas, painted over yesterday
did some therapeutic journaling
let Hans Christian Anderson put in his 2¢ via collage

10 comments:

  1. Love your message. Where would we be without our personal digital community. I would be lost!Along with my artists at workshop, who sadly are not internet tech, makes it all complete. Love your unreadable story, surfacing from the whirlpool!

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    1. Carol, isn't it such a gift to have a village embracing your artistic adventures?

      Glad you like the unreadable story surfacing from the whirlpool!

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  2. I just wanted to add that I am so fortunate and blessed to have you in my "village" and be part of yours

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    1. Yes, yes, yes. So rich and nourishing, to be in each other's villages, even with m-a-n-y miles between us!

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  3. The village people!!!!! Creative tribe! I am so grateful for you all...and the amazing positive impact on my every, EVERY day!

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    1. The village people!!! As I read your words, I can envision a painting of same—painted by YOU!

      Yup, a creative and life-enhancing tribe, to be sure. As you've so well stated, the village people have an amazing positive impact on every, EVERY day.

      Jen, I especially value your generous spirit, your enthusiastic encouragement, your infectious malarkey. Thank you!

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  4. Love the post and thank you for letting me be one of the village! I am learning a lot from your posts and the comments that other artists leave - you are generous with your words and art Dotty :)) Love the asemic writing and nod to Hans Christian Anderson (you've come a long way Hans!) And love the beautiful 'colour' in this. Thanks again Dotty and have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Glad you like the post and so so glad you're in the village. I'm not one for taking many classes, but I love to learn, especially on a one-to-one basis. Through your blog, paintings, and post content, and your feedback on what I post, you are such a great fit as a teacher for me : ) Thank you, thank you!

      I love asemic writing, and have enjoyed giving Hans a chance at getting a word into several of my paintings lately. Glad you enjoyed both in this developing tri-patch, along with its color.

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  5. Seeing in reverse order. LOVE this as is too. Love the image of a painting village. And to be included... lucky me :)
    Smiling here. ;)

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    1. You are the matriarch of my village, Sheila : )

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