Friday, February 23, 2007

Galaxy painting

This reminds me of a photo from the Hubble Telescope. Maybe all art is merely a mirror of nature, being the product of our organic brain and, in this case, gravity and the physics of fluids.

Daniel Smith w/c on 140# paper. They're the best paints for saturated hues.

Just for color

Fast ink squiggles and blobbing bright colors to mix on the paper--makes me happy. Glued into my journal to urge Spring on.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Red Roofer, Red Roofer

The roofer's business card exactly matched the reds in my previously painted abstract.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thorns and vine

Letting paint run as I turn and use gravity to move the paint. Then a wash of lighter yellow.

A winter rose bush.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Lifting off

Did you know angels levitate
as they bowingly take their leave,
then their wings open up.

Different from birds.

This one has jaundice.
She needs more sun or vitamin D.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Cats keeping an eye on things

This is Chaucer, checking out where we might store cats.

Fen, watching those big trucks and the treemen in her driveway yesterday.

Two less trees

This is the pine being swung up, over the house, and down the other side--two pictures of the same tree.

Let me say that again: lifted *over* the three-story house in a fully vertical position--the tree is at least 60 feet tall.

Job beautifully done by the highly professional tree service guys who came with their 170-foot crane, a bucket truck, a chipper, a pickup and 2 more vehicles.

They worked magic in taking the big pine off the house, plus the smaller birch that was caught in the pine. The temperature was 10 degrees with a slight wind.

And the roofing man has come to estimate and schedule the fix for the hole in the roof. Yay for progress!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Strokes and 5 lines

I folded this 140# paper into 3 panels, then painted blobs across the folds. Tech pen added as unifying lines.

It didn't scan well, but is meant to stand as a 3-D piece.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Heart Day!

May your heart be happy today, whatever is happening.

We have blowing snow and bitter cold here. But I'm warm by the woodstove with my Valentine Guy and don't have to go to work--yay for snow days!

Process: watercolor on 140# paper.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Gentle wash

This journal has printed ginkgo leaves on blank pages. I did a matching sienna/blue wash to prepare the page as a background. Then liked the mood and shapes of what appeared, so I'm calling it done.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Benjamin Bunny

On absorbent journal paper, watersoluble pen and w/c.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mixed media

A collage piece with torn paper and stamping, cut and glued into the journal, added ink and w/c.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

minor collage

Minor means I only glued on tissue paper between painted layers.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Creation Story

Since I'm not posting images, I'll post a story.

In a discussion group of the creation myths of various cultures, we've been challenged to write our own creation story. And I realized I've never heard a "creation myth" from the scientific approach.

So, here's an attempt at a mythical style overview (keep in mind I'm no scientist) of the Big Bang.

Once upon a time there was a huge ball of energy
that grew and grew until it exploded.
Bits flew in all directions, in all dimensions.

They became seeds containing every possible
combination of energy particles.
Most of these seeds exist in the Vast Unknown
where there is no time, no form,
no definition of existence.

But in some dimensions, time formed as a way
to see the seeds grow--into bioforms, geoforms,
and thought forms, among others.

In one place with form and time,
colors, threads, and patterns slowly grew
into a tapestry of interconnected beings.

In that one weaving, ever so tiny in the
whole of the Universe, threads
cross and separate, begin and end,
to create stories of being and doing.

And unseen, unknown by those trapped in the tapestry,
energy still expands beyond it, throughout Infinity.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

walls and plaster

Painting--the wall. Finally I'll be able to move stuff back after the pipe fix.

I've been doing more artistic painting and creating, but the scanner's machine has no monitor right now, so I invite you to imagine colorful postings!