June 4, 2021 Weekly Musings
Posted on June 03 2021
Aesthetic Moment: The Woods Are Filled With Luscious Hues
Posted June 1, 2021
All of a sudden, the woods are filled with luscious hues and values of wonderful green color - accentuated with golden light that radiates deep within the center of the wood’s soul and spirit. Birds and their songs disappear in this wonder of green and golden light. Lucky them.
A Winner and A Loser
Posted June 2, 2021
Featured image: Cherry Blossoms
There are no winners or losers in the middle just difference.
There is no competitive game one plays in the middle.
There is no perfection in the middle.
The middle is always in perpetual motion.
The middle changes constantly.
To have a goal of perfection would stop motion.
There is only life in the middle
It is treasured, and authentic.
It is real and the folks in the middle.
Are unique and
Posted June 3, 2021
Featured image: Six Pears
For me when I begin a new work of art, it is exactly like when I travel in the wilderness with my hubby. Our trips are planned months in advance and they are always by water in a canoe. When we shove our canoe off from the shoreline and leave civilization behind us, we have adventure ahead of us. We are always filled with wonder and excitement. The beauty and discovery of the land and all things natural always fills our souls, spirits and inner selves.
When you travel in the wilderness there are no phones to check up on the kids, no running to the grocery store because you forgot something for dinner, no flushing toilets, no running water and no hard shelter to take cover if a storm approaches.
When you travel in the wilderness, you always become your authentic self. Well, I do anyway and so does my hubby. We live rationally, honestly and independently. We are responsible for creating and finding our own way, and we always feel so genuine when we know we have the ability to do that. We have learned this by taking many wilderness trips. The first were baby steps of learning to wash my hair, cook out simply, and enjoy the time listening to the music of the back country.
That's also the way it is for me when I begin a painting. Each experience is fresh and raw and very authentic. From the very beginning when I first started taking myself seriously as an artist until now-nothing has changed. Each work is like dipping that paddle in the water for the first time as I begin a trip, leaving civilization behind me and allowing for all things natural to come to me and enrich my soul and spirit.
The Cowboy, 30 x 40