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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Colour of Music

The Chebucto Symphony (Abstract mixed medium on canvas)

I think it is music that is one of the many things that keep me sane. Although, today the family in the car beside me at the stop light might beg to differ. I am paying attention to the road, however, my mouth is in full gear singing to the music. I know that I frighten small children, make the elderly cringe in fright and I am sure that nature hears me coming down the road so we can rest assured they are safe from being hit. I remember once my sister had a CD she brought with her and put it in the CD player in the car. I want you to know that I actually do pay attention when driving and music is blaring. In the background tracks of the music there was a siren..... I immediately pulled over to the side of the road. So, there you have it, I am still aware but slightly insane....

Monday, May 21, 2012

What's Important

Pears (Mixed Medium, paint, pastel, ink, and all kinds of stuff thrown in) Sold

There are times in our lives when we find out what is important and what really isn't. Things happen, sometimes very small and we think "Oh! The trauma and drama". Then out of nowhere something truly serious rears it's ugly head.  It makes all the other stuff seem so insignificant. Each time we say to ourselves, "I will remember that" and then time goes by and we are right back where we started, worrying about the little things.  Life threw me a crazy curve ball reminder. It was a life or death kind of thing. I am so lucky that it all turned out just fine (I did do a lot of begging the powers to be to fix it and I thank them for listening and granting me my request). So now I sit here and think of all the trivial nonsense, and things that I thought bothered me, and laugh at them. They are meaningless. I found magic and strength in myself that I guess I always knew I had, but was too wrapped up in other peoples trash, that I missed it.  I am a wee bit tired though, so perhaps a nap, some beach time and back to the easel.......  Now my sense of humour will resume.  I had someone comment once on my blog about how I made their day. It was, I think, my quirky warped sense of humour that they appreciated. I like that about myself . However, there are times when we must be serious and I will not fool my readers/art blog followers by leading them to believe that I am all laughs and such. There must be both. It's what makes us human. A true balance for the artist. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's been a bit....

Iris... (Sold)

Yes.. I have neglected to update my art blog this past, well week or so?  I am working hard, and loving it. I need to start making "lists".  Appointments have been bungled up and changed, only because my mind has too many things to think about. All good things. I am working on paintings, happy that I am in the Studio Rally this year (link below).  My young art students have gone  beyond my expectations and their work is amazing. Picture also below....
   Students Still Life in Progress
(10 years old)

Nova Scotia Studio Rally

In the Nova Scotia Studio Rally Guide I am listed as lucky #7 on the South Shore...

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