"Mabel" - mixed media on cradled wood panel, 18 x 18 x 1.5. Ready to hang. Available October 3-4 at Artistic Souls Gallery.
Mabel is a wild childyou’ll find her in the woods she’s had enough of rules and “don’ts” and is really done with “shoulds”
You’ll know her when you spot her sprinting between the trees her hair tangled on everything and filled with twigs and bees
Don’t give her a hairbrush but compliment her dresses Mabel thinks a fancy frock goes best with unkempt tresses.
The studio is filled with WIGS (Whimsical Girls). They've got superb hair and generally are unconventional. Their company is delightful! Except for the cookie crumbs everywhere.
I've been pondering the oddness of my body of work as the studio gets closer and closer to READY for the big opening in October. Abstracts and moody portraits and whimsy. Somehow they all hang together well, but they do feel like a kind of weird assemblage.
Yet I am a firm believer in following the muse, and she leads me hither and yon, sometimes in the same day. And all of these pieces come from the same human, whose insides are on the outside when she paints.
And isn't that the point, after all? To create from within, and display it without. To connect my insides with your insides through these things I paint and thereby create a moment of kindredness. And if we all find our connected kindredness, the world will become a wildly magical place. Let's go for the magic, and not worry about the rest. :)