"Inside the House of Imagination" - mixed media on wood panel (plywood, uncradled) 26" x 24". Available here and at Artfinder.
Whatever a house is to the heart and body of man - refuge, comfort, luxury - surely it is as much or more to the spirit. Think how often our dreams take place inside the houses of our imaginations! - MARY OLIVER, Upstream
Here we are, inside our houses, stuck with our own imaginations. And thus there will be unexpected horned beasts and whimsical tomfoolery.
I'd like to blame Portland...where everyone, everyone has made their homes festive with side-walk chalk, painted rocks, posters, teddy bears, free boxes and anything else to lift the spirits of the community. The result is a whimsical wonderland of walking. Which makes me want to go home and immediately put a life-sized dragon on the roof. Which we just might do...
Inside the House of Imagination
These homes we are spending so much time in can be dream-machines for our spirits. A playground for imagining all the things we once thought there was no time for. And perhaps, for those with a pile of paint on the table, a chance to put some of those imaginings into action. My spirt animal is apparently a new species of goat-yak-creature. The more of life out there that is peeled away, the more I want to stay home and play. Will you join me? Well, from over there, I mean. :)
Peanut assists with paint selection
About the art: a truly wandering painting - it began as a figure inspired by a photographer friend's work, then became a abstracted landscape before wrestling me to the ground and demanding to become this beast. Many, MANY layers of everything in the toolbox on this creature, who appeared with a P-POW and brought a big smile to my face.