Thursday, July 12, 2018

What I Am Today

A frozen caliper grinding away in my rear brakes.

A fresh sparkly windy July day with dry air.

A handmade knockoff Cabbage Patch doll with Chapstick all over his face.

Two dried prunes.

An improbable storyline unspooling in a novel.

An eighth-grade watercolor painting of a black canvas shoe.

A bunch of scraps, glue, straightedges, oil pastel.

Spaciousness.

Inner stillness.

Raynaud Buckles Up and Walks the Train Trestle
4x5"; acrylic, latex, India ink, watercolor, collage, and oil pastel
abstract
2018
$30







8 comments:

  1. Love your question and it's many answers! Room for thought and speculation. Love that small lt blue resting patch!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback about the resting patch, Carol. And, yes, room for thought and speculation—room for being.

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  2. I love to read that there is inner stillness and spaciousness underneath! Thank you for reminding, I know painting is all about that, but tend to forget it. I love that you put it for sale! I tend to forget about that too!

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    1. I went in and out of spacious inner stillness, landing there for a long stretch once I completed "Raynaud." It is more often than not the human experience to move in and out of consciousness. Yup: for sale. I've got a series going : )

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  3. Your post today reads like poetry. I can see you standing at a microphone under a spotlight in a crowded room, reading these words. The audience is silent, listening, hanging on your words.

    And this PIECE! Off-kilter and hurly-burly in a way that makes me smile. You are a rock star!

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    1. Wow, Jen! Thank you for painting the picture of me at the mike! Grateful for your 'off-kilter and hurly-burly way that makes me smile' feedback re today's painting.

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  4. Your banner has had me thinking of Pilgrims. But really stylish, modern Pilgrims. LOL. This has me thinking of travel, a glorious journey to gorgeous parts of the world. Love it Dotty :)

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  5. ooo, fun that "Raynaud" has you thinking of travel. I certainly 'traveled' internally as I created it.

    Stylish modern Pilgrims—that's who we are, Sheila, journeying to sacred places through the act of painting : )

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