Monday, October 26, 2015
Today's challenge really resonated with me because of the rocks. I mean, cairns are an incredible thing, but a bit overwhelming for me. So I picked out a memory of using rocks that brings peace of mind. Buddhists build 'stupas' to house memories or spirits. I remember one day in autumn I sat on a peninsula at Old Mission on Lake Michigan in the midst of the lake on either side,building a stupa-like pile of rocks like I'd seen in pictures. I remember the light of the day, the shimmering fields in the distance at shore, and the feel of putting together this marker saying I had been there and existed that day, and the mystery of how long my stupa would stand. Would it be years? A week? Would it fall down? I shall never know and that is a beautiful God given moment of being in the moment. I have been struggling with my artistic pursuits and what I'm doing, and today's challenge was such a peaceful release. Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. Because of your kindness I stopped being so hard on myself and just be me. Thank you.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I'm not sure what to say. I can't offer imaginative things in my tangles, I can't think outside the box, but I can give you color. That is all I have in this flat, one dimension without depth I draw in. I cannot shade, twist or bend to make tangles amazing and my own. I've been needing to say this out loud and if I rid myself of it perhaps I'll be more productive. Just needed to put it down on 'paper'. Tired of it dogging me.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Rosewood is a great tangle by Sandra Strait. One of my favorite artists! I played around with it on a larger piece of paper that doesn't hurt my wrist with small and fine motor movements. So it's a 7x4 but I got to do two attempts with a great tangle. Thanks!
A lovely tangle that felt very strong and graphic-like. So I used a bigger piece of paper(my wrist agrees with larger movements rather than small ones on tiny 3.5"x3.5") and a bold pen. On colored inked paper. Fall colors. Somewhat aiming for the Japanese Chrysanthemum look. Happy autumn!