Lots going on already this summer of 2016. We've moved and settled in to No. Falmouth. Our new home is filled with overflowing family love,the way it should be. The beautiful nature that surrounds us here is intoxicating at every corner.The art scene in the Cape is abundant and has me busy as bee and filled with excitement at all the possibilities here for mixed media artists, and all artists alike,indeed. Hope your day is filled with plenty of color and sunshine,and everything that matters most to you.
This whimsical piece was inspired by my new friend Sabrina (gotta love her name). Although this past weekend in Michigan was all about reuniting with old college friends,tailgating and football,there was still plenty of time for creating art. Sabrina, like many young children have an innate attraction and pull to creating arts and crafts. So much has been written on how as adults we loose our intuitive , creative side as we age. Hats off to Laurie - Sabrina's mom
for not even blinking an eye as we set up all the paints,water,and inks on the kitchen table! I love mom's like that!!
At any given time during the creative process there is a moment when you take the plunge with the project at hand and make it your own.
It's the moment when the colors on the page start dancing with just the right rhythm . It's the moment when your doubts begins to shred and diffuse from your thoughts. It's the moment when you decide that the color pink will actually look quite glorious imposed on the vibrant red, that on it's own has begun to dominate the canvas.
So, regardless of which type of creative process you're involved in, discoveries are waiting to be made.
The key is to be open and mindful to it all. Enjoy!
Balloons are most fun when you let them go.....This was the caption I used on instagram for my watercolor painting shown here.I know it's early August but my painting has had me thinking. I have friends and family with varied age children who are on my mind with the impending season of transition.
My college graduate started her new job yesterday. I've had the enormous pleasure of watching her grow in to a really amazing young woman. As parents we start the all important process of 'letting go' early on. Subsequently 'letting go' more and more along the way.
Sometimes it's a prominent time - like the first day of kindergarten,or dropping off at college! Other times it's more subtle as the years pass. Be mindful of those times in particular. They have their own way of pulling at your heart strings too.
The business of 'letting go' is bittersweet....relish in the amazing process.