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.
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.
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"
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