I make art like I live. I live artfully and create art that reflects my life. Art is at times my confessional, and sometimes a hallelujah chorus. It expresses my sorrow and my joy. At the altar of art, I lay down my fears and toss my exultations like rose petals. It teaches me about myself, and not always gently. However, I still consider it my salvation because it does not lie. It tells the truth, and I have to see it. Sooner or later. Confession In a controversy the instant
Do you need one? Or do you need to look with new eyes at what you already have, and re-evaluate your attitude towards it? Escape Hatch If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.
…………. ~ Ram Dass
Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you’re trying to escape?
…………. ~ Marilyn French #RamDass #escape #simple #reevaluate #MarilynFrench #neweyes #free
I took the painting from It’s Never Just Black and White into my favorite program, Photoshop Elements and we did a little dance routine. Once again, I see how very simple paintings can be layered into complex designs. These are a few of them: Just Say It One Both Lit From Above Faded Glory These designs were built layer by layer, from that simple beginning to a more complex outcome. Sometimes the layering leads to greater sophistication, interest, attractiveness. Sometimes, t
I have been wanting to try gelatin plate printing for a quite some time. However, one has to question how much one wants something that one never gets around to doing. It reminds me of the letter written by a little girl to her aunt, thanking her for the birthday present of some beautiful hankies. They may be heirlooms of the future, but we are fairly certain that the letter is parentally prompted. The wording gives it away: Thank you so much, auntie, for the beautiful hankie
Deborah Koff-Chapin was engaged in “revelatory play” when she discovered an approach to drawing which she dubbed “Touch Drawing.” That was in 1974. Since then, she has presented Touch Drawing at conferences and institutions all over the world. She began a Center for Touch Drawing, and also teaches at the Omega Institute. You may recognize the title of her deck, Soul Cards 1 and Soul Cards 2. Visit her gallery, or see her in action, creating a Touch Drawing. If that is not en