Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What if I'm a mermaid...

I love that song by Tori Amos... she evokes so much emotion- ones that you didn't know were there. And ones that you not dare feel not to mention think/speak/SING.
That is my life. That is art. That is loving. That is living.
I am blessed. I am blessed with colors of this life...not just black and white, although sometimes, that's nice too isn't it? Like what is right and what is wrong. Black and white.

Black and white... somethings are just plain and simple wrapped in messy right?

Life, messy messy, sticky life.
Thank you art... for making me curiouser and curiouser.

Albert Einstein said once...

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

Oh that's good stuff.. and I said outloud... Freakin' Einstein was a poet TOO?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You are safe

A journal entry tonight.

Started this morning @ 3:00 a.m.
Thought about what I would do at work...and finished her right after dinner.
These colors are really speak to me.
There seems to be a lot of thoughts floating around in this head of mine these days.
It's amazing... these things that you would never say to any one is perfectly acceptable to say to yourself.....sad really.
I aim to change that!

You can breathe little one
you are safe
You can scream out a lung
you are safe
You can go off the deep end, in search of the treasure
come up empty
blaming the weather
You are home now my love
you are safe...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Most days... I sit and dream of gesso and torn book pages.. making incredible backgrounds filled with dreamy textures and eye catching shades of color combos.
This sketching whymsical portraits has been a great distraction, a wonderful way to pass the time at work when things are slow, a great way to get in tune with the artist that wishes SO badly to emerge. If I could just get my mind outta the way. If I could just silence her. More magic would happen. More wishes would come true.

This is Princess, she doesn't have a name at this time, she has no time period she's from, she just emerged- telling me she wanted a Tiara and a high bun... and green blue.. yes green blue.
I am learning little quirks about me and the time I spend on these little art works.
And each time I want to do more, and think of what I can do the next time.. when that blank stark white canvas is staring at me ....
She's sad- but I don't know why.
And now it's on to the next piece.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I am evolving into this crazy world of art.
There is so much variety.
It's like music.
There is something for everyone.
I am in awe constantly everyday of all the ideas that people come up with.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I come to my blank sheet because there is so much inspiration floating around's hard to channel just one thing.
Whats great about that is that... I have plenty of time to put my hands into everything..even if it's just once ...

My newest and greatest love so far is this portrait making... more to come... maybe some darker ones in lew of Halloween and you know I love my gothic lovlies with spider webs and pearls and lace...
oh.. there comes another idea! Gotta go more later..

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Heart of Art...