I’ve been making decisions about what I want to do next, artistically speaking. I could obsess about this. Encourage angst. Wring my hands and moan “Is this the right thing to do, now, at this point in my life?” Nahhhh. I try to avoid drama when possible. If I can see something, and it keeps repeating itself, letting me know it wants to get done, it’s worth doing. Therefore, I have committed myself to translating some of my digital pieces into versions I can hang on the wall.
. We all need something to hold onto sometimes. And often, we take what we can get. Something To Hold Onto I must admit that, as preferred objects to hold onto, a bolt with three chain links secured to it would not rate highly. (Something with arms is the usual choice.) You’d have to be a MacGyver to make this work. MacGyver . . . is the highly intelligent, optimistic action hero played by Richard Dean Anderson. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible a
I took this pic of a wall in an alley in Hespeler–part of Cambridge, Ontario. Part of a wall in a part of an alley in a part of Cambridge. (This is starting to sound like a children’s story.) I wish I could have snapped the whole wall, but a parked vehicle blocked my view. (Can you see the small part of the vehicle in the bottom lefthand corner?) Creativity is . . . I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentical
The picture I am presenting here is not the best photo– it was taken late in the day, with my little digital camera, of this piece hanging on my living room wall. But it does demonstrate the direction my work is currently taking. I started out with a collage, which included parts of a painting and elements cut and torn from various sheets that I print after playing with designs in Photoshop Elements. I stitched an allover pattern into the collage, then painted the result. Tha