"Lonely Places" - mixed media on wood panel (plywood, uncradled), 12" x 9.5" . Available here and at Artfinder.
Don't Think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. - RAY BRADBURY
Don't think. Don't think? Now I am thinking about not thinking. But Bradbury was right - if we can get into the place of flow, where thinking ends, our unfettered muse can steer us (or shove us hard in the back) toward something formerly just out of reach.
I suppose the best way to stop thinking about thinking is to do things with hands, eyes and ears - as many senses as possible - to keep the monkey mind busy experiencing instead of contemplating. Put me in the yard with a shovel and soil. Or in the studio with paint and music. Remove clocks, watches and phones. WOOOOSH. Hello, Muse. Where've you been all day?
At the Edge
"At the Edge" - mixed media on wood panel, (plywood, uncradled) 8" x 10" . Available here and at Artfinder.
When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. - BORIS PASTERNAK
I am very good at sensing a great moment when it hits me like a bus. And maybe not so good at the soft beats and whispers that thrum underneath the cacophony of daily life. It's gotten a little easier with the big slow down in the world. The trick will be keeping those listening ears tuned to the soft sounds once the volume of the world goes back up to eleven.
About the art: these pieces began as collage exercises in the Colour Confidence e-course with Pauline Agnew, and then into my favorite zone of channeling Ornulf Opdahl.. There isn't much remaining of the collage, with exception of the exquisite texture and hints of color. Using collage as a painting prompt to jump-start a composition and color palette is fantastic play! I'll be doing that again. :)
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