Monday, November 30, 2009
This was the last day of the AEDM -- Art Every Day for a Month -- challenge hosted by Leah Pinkas Golidas of Creative Everyday blog. I found this challenge very stimulating and a boost to my creative explorations. Even though I was already creating a journal page a day as part of my own personal challenge, I found I ventured out and expanded my use of materials and pretty much met my goals. It was a very supportive community and I found some really interesting artists out there. All in all I had a good time, and recommend this challenge to anyone who is interested.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Got my camera back after dropping it last week right smack on the zoom lens, wickedly jamming it. Was very doubtful it could be fixed, but Canon Powershot SD1100 is a sturdy work animal and the magic man at Seawood Photo, Carl, patched her together. Dance performances all over (successfully) and Thanksgiving Day prep mostly done -- so I had time to take some photos in the California morning light. Beautiful. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be living here, right now, at this time. Here is a slide show of the rest of the photos I took this morning yard, garden, and Deer Island -- enjoy (slow it down or speed it up under "Options")!
Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Autumn to everyone!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I like all of the mystical elements that emerged in this -- a Mexican shaman, a cavern lit with golden light, the Buddha. Galileo's workshop in the background, animals. The boy stands next to a pole (missing a STOP sign?) in front of a village street. He's facing the future (as is the Buddha); travel, self-knowledge, growth, earning his stripes. When consulting Stephen Farmer's Power Animal oracle cards, giraffe represents foresight "the ability to see what's in store for the future".
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Day 11 entry in the Art Every Day For a Month Challenge sponsored by Leah Piken Kolidas of Creative Every Day blog. Here's what I said:
"I'm in the mood for love....well, maybe pinks and reds! A collection of scarves hanging on a bedroom wall. They incarnate various aspects and interests in my life...belly dance, burlesque, and pole dance! "
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This beautiful display she made and I can remember how she would spend hours it seemed on a specific flower or the curve of the bird's wing. She made I think seven pieces in this series. My mom has the rest. I am so glad I was able to bring this one home with me.
Collage: Flotsom and Jetsam 11.11.2009, originally uploaded by beautiful my mane.
Started out as a random, closed eye drawing (with dominant right hand today), then started coloring in with iridescent chalks, added watercolors, added images, used some cat's eyes ink pads. Very humorous one for me cause I don't understand it, but enjoyed doing it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
And for me, the title (words) fits -- there was no question -- that some things are just supposed to be as well as the very deep knowledge that my body, soul, and mind belongs to the Universe.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Today I started with a left-handed (non-dominant) random drawing. It made me laugh that at the end I could see a swan in this mess, and not only a swan but one in Boston's Public Garden as well. Random drawing seems to be a great way for me to warm up creatively, although I find it a bit tedious and I feel like I'm in 2nd grade. The collage Somewhere came next and I just concentrated on filling the page with images. Not really thinking about anything specific -- I just want to see what emerges from my unconscious. Although it's interesting that I was pulled toward golds, coppers, and rust. Then I added blue iridescent chalk and oil pastels. Something is happening!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Don't Forget is an very interesting collage for me -- it covers the whole page, it shows a woman dreaming, a woman with deflated butterfly wings, and a kind of angry woman sitting on the ground. Perhaps different aspects of my self. The many-chambered nautilus seems to represent the many passages of life. The best thing in this collage is the squirrel reaching out, perhaps yelling "Don't forget!" Don't forget about what? Me? The natural world? Don't forget to fly?