Friday, April 15, 2011
Thank you Zom and Rice Freeman-Zachery...
Last night as I was unwinding from the day I visited my Aussie friend Zom and discovered she was on a live interview with Rice Freeman-Zachery. Zom's blog is Pinch me if you think you are dreaming and lives in the rainforest of one of my favorite places on Mother Earth. You could hear the wonderful birds singing and I longed to hear the kookaburra melodic songs. Zom is an oil painter and shares her education and processes. For the last couple of years she has developed exercises and workshops for art journals and has now moved into altering clothing for just pure fun. Rica and Zom shared their desire to share process and even the pages and paintings that do NOT work out like we might have liked. Just hearing her voice...so confident in saying we are all unsure when we start a new blank canvas or a new background in our journals or writing down our thoughts that we have never shared before. It was a late night but I plan to return this weekend to listen to the words and her wonderful voice once again. This Internet experience is a miracle sometimes.
With a new found confidence I photographed some dull pages...not so successful expressions...unfinished art marks I can return to when I am refreshed. Making Art every Day is critical in the journey...and not all of it will be a work of ART! I had some wonderful visitors today in the studio and a couple of sales to keep me going. I have made plans to have a dear friend arrive on Family night in a real Easter Bunny Costume for our upcoming Easter egg hunt in the courtyard....I think the kids will just love this!!! I worked late in the peace and quiet and had three wonderful women researching their family trees....oh no...some how I have lost the end of the post for today. I am not sure what happened ...cosmic mysteries.
I am including some of the images of my journal pages that were not successful but with the interview from last evening ...I am more able to release the process pages without guilt. We as artists can return...reprocess...alter...or even abandon the steps we might not want to continue.
I am still not sure what has just happened so I will attempt to add some images of the wonderful people who graced my studio today. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart