Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sometimes when there is so much darkness we can’t make out the shape of who we are meant to be. I know that I have many days when I can’t make out my dreams. I see that nothing will change. But then time passes and I remember the arc, the shapes my life has taken to get me to where I am today. I can see that all these decisions are a part of my dreams, not separate. This reminds me of drawing, because drawing is about is searching too. When you draw you erase, draw over, draw under, look, stop and look again. The lines intersect and overlap and eventually the forms appears. You need all of it to define the shape of your life.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
One morning I went walking my dog by a small pond nearby my home. It was one of my usual walks except on this spring morning, to my surprise, there right in front of me, I saw a beautiful blue heron. I stopped and watched it for a about a minute but then I stepped back and walked the other way so my dog would not see it as she approached. As I turned to look back, within seconds it was gone, with out a sound. I was stunned. It flew off so fast, with out even the slightest sound of flapping wings. As I continued on my walk I thought about how many beautiful insights pass through our brains with out us ever really noticing. Those nuggets of wisdom that like the heron, are both fleeting and beautiful at the same time.
That morning on my way home, I began to think about a new blog. I thought that I could create a place where I could collect all the beautiful insights that inspire me. I hope to make this blog a place for those images and phrases that speak to something very deep within me.
To be honest, I’m not really sure how this will exactly take shape. All I know is that I want to explore colors, patterns, textures, symbols, letter forms, type ect…all the things I use as an artist to translate an idea into an image. I also want to explore my own process; how I create things and how my ideas find their way onto the page.
Finally, I'd like to connect with others. I welcome comments, emails ect…sharing is one of the best part of blogging, finding others out there who feel the same way and appreciate your efforts.
I truly hope you enjoy!