Saturday, July 24, 2010

LIVING THE ART SPIRIT On the edge of the desert


On the edge of the desert,
at the base of the mountain,
in between now and then...
There is a freshness
surrounding the familiar.
A chance to take on
vulnerability, moving forward
fearlessly.
THAT is the freshness.


AND, in the air
that warm chill on the cheek,
just a short-lived wisp
as the light begins to
kiss
my spirit.

neva, july 11, 2010
taos

Edward Hopper postcard altered for a new San Francisco friend.
THAT was day one of the week long workshop with Sas Colby, Studio in the Sky, at the MabelDodgeLuhan house in Taos. . .called Living the Art Spirit, my annual trek into my favorite place ...

between sessions, i worked in my journal....


"A bird doesn't sing because it needs an answer. It sings because it has a song."

Imagine under one roof being nourished. Listening. Waiting.



What is the real purpose of art?
Seeing.
Taking time to notice what's buried below.

Seeing in a new way
with Reflection.



Remembering.

Making connections. Putting parts together.
Experiencing: the freedom of a weathered feather.
Sharing.


and Playing with new materials.......
while "singing my song".

Friday, July 2, 2010

the "SCAN artist" demystified, (check out link in side bar re: Doris Mitsch)

 

 

 

 
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INQUIRING minds wanted to know:
the image of the lip rock and pods in the last post was scanned on my printer, and using a friend's mac, layered with a photograph i'd taken of buddha...creating the first collage.
the second image is a layered "multiple exposure" of the flowers in the last image and was made with my picasa program. limited possibilities with that.

the mac, as many of you know, with photoshop, is very exciting to me.
it's now on THE LIST!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

the SCAN artist.....?



exciting lesson

oldest rock
symbolic pods

process


(desiring a mac)