Saturday, January 23, 2016

The purpose of your life is within.

This piece absolutely speaks from the depth of my being.
Reflecting what has been on my mind and heart.
In my meditations,  I have been/am getting closer to affirming the purpose of my life.

When I created her she crossed the finish line with an intense determination to deliver a message:
"The purpose of your life is within."

Today I wanted to challenge myself to do a quick charcoal drawing. 
My ego mind kept chattering of all the household chores that needed to be done.
I hustled ~ got them all done - and got this piece done, too!
I'm doing a 
HaPpY DaNcE!
I'm off to a nice warm bubble bath, now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Once upon a time, there was this white canvas panel sitting on my easel.  I decided that it shouldn't remain white any longer.   I got out different colors of ink and smeared them around.  After they dried I dripped Titanium White Airbrush paint on the top.
One evening I was sitting in my studio, I began to notice all these faces that started appearing within this piece.  I had other people telling me they saw even more faces.  It was sorta creepy and cool at the same time!!  After much deliberation...
I decided not to bring any of those faces forward.  I turned canvas upside down to see a different perspective.  There were more faces!   By this time I'm intrigued and getting into the mystery of this piece.  There is one section piece in the middle of the canvas, 2/3rd of the way up.  There is an eye, with the pupil and the iris a clear as a bell.  Can you see it?  I couldn't resist any longer.  Needless to say~that became my starting point.
I got out a palette knife, Burnt Umber paint, and began to bring forth whoever was lurking from behind.  I tried to not have any preconceived idea of what to do I simply wanted to letting her roll out on her own.  My intention was to only paint.  I did know that I was only going to use a palette knife and my fingers, no brushes.
As I continued to paint she evolved.
This piece took me "off-center", out of the realm of my normal way of creating.  I feel my art can be safe sometimes and my desire is to learn to loosen up. 
She is titled "Polarity" because within her outward appearance is a combination of gentle and soft in conjunction with a little rebellion.  The truth is, we all have multiple facets of who we are.  

Am I to learn from this piece to loosen up a little more?
Not just in my art but in my life, as well?
Now that's a whole other thought to contemplate.

“Polarity, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of water; in male and female; in the equation of quantity and quality; in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole an”
                                                                                                                                          Ralph Waldo Emerson
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