Thursday, March 27, 2014

Full Circle

it always surprises me when i see my own work, what my inner voices are calling me to do. i won't call them inner demons at the moment although the last two rabbit paintings have been quite dark. that, according to my son. i prefer to call them surreal.

the folk art assignment
i signed up for an online workshop with Misty Mawn called Full Circle Workshop to get me back to my other passion...painting.
What an amazing workshop, filled with videos and tutorials, all the possible creative tools for those of us who love photography, mixed media, poetry and painting.
my interpretation of the "phases of the moon assignment"
not that i don't have ideas whirling through my head all the time, but nothing better than the occasional trigger.  
the mandala assignment

misty has put together a magical workshop of inspiration, a true full circle workshop.

the tonal assignment
many of the exercises i had never thought of doing, realizing now how
important they are to loosen up and give paintings a less flatter look.  if only i had more time... i need to really practice in this area call tonal value.
in the meantime just enjoying experimenting with textural backgrounds and larger formats.

the two bunny paintings above-mentioned
a practice in my grey paper journal that i love with a strong leaning towards my love of folk art.

the icon assignment

so complete is the workshop, that i will probably be with it for the full year it will be available, except for small breaks to sew a little something
but ofcourse many more things have happened in between.  our plantings in the garden, sweet peas appearing.  many many "all creatures great and small"
books arriving, home made tamales being cooked, plans for a chile trip in november being made, and little excursions to other art-related happenings being fulfilled.  so stay tuned for my theatre shadowbox created at french general over past weekend.
but to finish this long post
my beautiful surpise in the mail from ellen benson who i met in oaxaca and who is now back in her PA.  

"Keep a Green Bough in Your Heart, and the Singing Bird will Come".
stay in the 


Sherri B. said...

The flow of your creativity is so inspiring...mine is blocked by fear a lot of the time. If I can ever reach the level of creative freedom you're able to express, I'll be very happy! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work.

Terri said...

Oh I am overwhelmed by all the beauty your creations hold! Oh my! I feel blessed by your sharing. I too, am in Misty's class. I have taken a break to do another class. Soon I will be back to Misty. She is such a wonderful teacher.

rebecca said...

my darling sweet beautiful blue,
thank you for reaching out to me with your misty mawn journey. i am watching all the glory days unfold on instagram; so inspiring. i want to jump in this full circle of love...
i adore misty. such a true generous heart.
sadly my medical care is eating me alive financially. no end in sight. i am greatly blessed to be alive and i am completely enjoying the beauty being created at full circle.
i will ponder this and continue to dream!
much love to you.

Sue Marrazzo said...

and so LOVELY to view your work = )

María Ramón said...

Hola , veo que lo estás pasando muy bien con tu curso, igual que yo. El problema es el poco tiempo que me queda para dedicarle, pero muy intenso. Todo tu trabajo es precioso y muy singular, muy bonito

lynne h said...

how did i miss this post?! so much, so much beauty here, constanza...

i don't think your paintings can get any more lovely - although i understand how great it can be to take a class. your art is already at the top of the mountain...


ceci a. said...

Cuánta belleza en tu estudio
Es decir en tu corazón
tu alma
tu cuerpo
cuando se expresan