Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I am absolutely in love with these pastels . I love how I can capture the light and shadows, the incredible palette of grays the darkness that defines the space. The way I can move the color with my hands, almost like a dance. It keeps just flowing and its a wonderful feeling
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I have always wanted to try pastels. Always. I love the way they look, what you can do with them, the way they make you feel. But they are also expensive, and I have enough stuff in my studio-and then, and then, my dear friend gave me a huge lot of them-all the colors you could imagine. I brought that big heavy bag up the stairs and took out each tray like it was a piece of gold and just feasted my eyes. But today I took one in my hand, and it was love, it was a fairy tale, things flowed and blended and came together like magic.
What a dream, and how grateful I am that J decided to clean out her studio and gift me with all sorts of treasures. Can't wait to get to work tomorrow...
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Fooling around with water colors. i am pretty darn proud of this since all my paints are pretty much dried up and 15,000 years old-think of what I could do with new ones-but then, I wonder-would I be as creative..would it be too easy??? Would an abundabce of colors throw me off cause I didn't have to use 6 to get the one I wanted? Would I learn as much? Would it be as satisfying when I finish........I think not.....so I will use those paints until I cannot even find the last hard crumb inside the tube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Monday, January 23, 2012
Someone told me once"well, You are never going to be Rembrandt"
I never understood what was meant by that-that I should give up trying to paint people. That only Rembrandt is great. That that is the be all and end all of art so why are you even trying..
and this was from someone who was quite close to me
What do we do to ourselves and others- constantly comparing ourselves to others, it is such an odd thing that we embrace-that we are never good wnough-we need to lose weight, make more money on and on..
and back to my friends comment-
I should have said
he already danced his dance-let me do mine
Sunday, January 15, 2012
It has been so long since I posted. the holidays make a mess of my schedule -not only that they always make me redefine what I want and who I am. for the first time I can remember one of my resolutions is to just enjoy being me-most of our wishes for the new year involve changing ourselves, dieting being kinder having more-which actually means that we are living from not liking ourselves and our actions and coming from a place of lack. this is so ingrained in my psyche and I am actually tired physically and mentally from it. What if we all got out of bed every morning and thought I am here now and that is so astonishing! What are the odds! What if we lived from a place that says I have more than enough just because I am-