Friday, February 27, 2015

sketchbook

Vacation. A break from work.  A break from the cold and snow. But there is no rest from making art. Art calls to me in the snow and in the sun. It doesn't care about weather. It doesn't care if I am at home or in a hotel. It just calls. My sketchbook and pens are stuffed in my suitcase. My suitcase was overweight. No surprise. Some things are necessary.


the Instrument of Creation - Art Journal

"We’re creators by permission, by grace as it were. No one creates alone, of and by himself. An artist is an instrument that registers something already existent, something which belongs to the whole world, and which, if he is an artist, he is compelled to give back to the world."    ~ Henry Miller 1891 - 1980

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Expect the Unexpected - Art Journal

"But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I've come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current."   ~ Carre Otis

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No more landscapes - Art Journal

Pretty Landscapes and Interesting Still Lifes 
don't interest me anymore. 
COLOR IDEAS THINGS
Technique
Different Mediums
It doesn't have to be abstract or non-representational
I've searched for the STYLE that best fits my work.
It alludes me. 
Mixed Media is the best catch-all that applies to my style.
Painting Drawing Journaling Collage
Everything on one canvas
Layers and layers so everything imaginable can be included.
It's like looking at FUN

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Live the path your HEART has chosen

Let your heart be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ~ Rumi



Like the tides that rise and fall with the gravitational pull,
Like the newly hatched Sea Turtles who instinctively head to sea,
Like the faithful trek of the Swallows to Capistrano,
Like the upstream migration of the salmon . . .

I am driven by the memory of what is to be for me - locked in my heart - my earthly purpose. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Your Life Speaks to you in Whispers - Art Journal

"To those whom much is given - much is expected"




This much used motivational quote is attributed to John F. Kennedy.
Even Uncle Ben said it to his nephew Peter Parker, Spider Man.
When actually, it originated in the bible, Luke 12:48.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hidden Dreams - Art Journal

Psalms 37:4
Take delight in the Lordand he will give you the desires of your heart.




I pray. I wish. I hope. I demand.
But the Universe knows my hidden dreams, the secret petitions of my heart. The Universe knows even when I don't. My trivial desires are ignored. I don't really need them. I learn this. But my deepest desires, the things I truly need - these the Universe knows. These I will graciously receive.

I trust my faith with my deepest desires.

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