Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Remembering glints of why I became an artist


1979 with my boyfriend.  I HAD to go to Pittsburgh to the 3 Rivers Art Festival.  We wandered around.  I felt nauseous from the stimulation and information coming up inside of me.

I did not feel worthy enough yet to be an artist.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

smoothie for artist to paint in the morn

a tablespoon organic peanut butter

one third cup vanilla yogurt

2 slices fresh ginger

a teaspoon of cinnamon

some ice

half of a banana

some pear

some apple

some raw cranberries

blend in something like a ninja.

Friday, November 15, 2013

How I find out whether something is working or not

Whether it be a painting or another project I find out whether it works for me not by just thinking about it.  Thinking is fine, although there has to usually be some hands on for me to find out.

I get ideas for jewelry and mobiles every so often and I have spent considerable time thinking about them.  THen I begin the hands on component...and usually it fizzles out.  WHy?  because I think it is not the best value use of my time.  Painting is.  THats why I keep coming back to it.

Why do I spend so much time learning and playing music?  Because it opens me and frees me and elevates my energy so I can be a better person and painter.  And teaching piano and performing in Newburyport gets me out with people and enhances my life with love.  And people get to know me and say, "oh, she is a painter."

Why do I make my own dresses, well, skirts?  Because I can, and it fits in with left over paint and undyed fabric which is good because that means no toxic chemicals are getting dumped in CHina's water sources and Thailand and other places.  And i have to have something to wear over my tights.

Today is Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday (November 15, 1887).


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to view my Art


Taking time with a piece of art can instigate a conversation.

Especially whilst the piece was made with this intention.

It is an unique conversation.

Once I am done, that is when the R E A L conversations can happen with whoever is having the time to be with the painting.  Each conversation is different depending on who is having it.

Where ever one is, is the place to start in art. Daily sketching develops a language that is your very own.

 is it as simple as loving deeply all the time?

the point of making art for me is to become free.  free of fear. and free to love.

everything is in the All and the All is in everything and it responds to a giving out of LOVE...for love is a divine component of existence.  so, when I exercise my ability to love with the simple act of giving my love forth...and take a moment to receive back...it is there. the love.

so painting helps me be open. and music also.  and the rest is practice.