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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 Just completed - Pink Iris ( commissioned painting- sold)

Sad people... I hate to see anyone that is sad. I saw someone the other day who over the course of  the last couple of years I lost touch with. I must admit, it was my choice.  Sometimes things just happen and work out that way. 
I saw them standing on the sidewalk and as I drove by I thought to myself, they look thin and tired,  just plain sad. I wonder what has happened in their life to make them look that way.  I am aware of a few things and each one I know of, they chose themselves. I think they forgot what really matters in life.  Although I have no connection with them anymore I feel badly for them. They just listened to the wrong people.      

Friday, November 23, 2012

Experiments and sketches

I have decided to start pages at the top of this blog that link to other art projects, sketches and, well, whatever.... look for the pages at the top and click!
A strange tree (mixed medium on canvas)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Painting

Long since painted over and so is a painting lesson... we rehearse, we like, we dislike, then sometimes we paint over.. sorry now though, I liked this one.....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Art World (or Village)" Leaves"

White Orchids
(in progress)
I truly wish I had a wonderful pile of leaves to have for the picture of this missive.
I sat today, at the Lunenburg Gallery to do my duty time for a show for The Visual Artists of Nova Scotia (South Shore).  A great group that I am happy and proud to be a member of. Talent galore.  My duty shift began at 12 noon. I don't want to make any mistakes with instructions such as, picking up keys, putting out signs, the turning on of  gallery lights and the monetary things that go along with selling art work. Not with my own, but with other artists. Other than the door getting stuck (because it tends to stick at the bottom due to our sea weather) I stumbled in.
It was a great afternoon. I opened the door and let the warm (yes it was 16 degrees today by the sea in November) air in. After opening up, and following each instruction to the letter, I had a chance to wander through the gallery and look at all the art that these amazing people have submitted. It was lovely. 
I entered into the back of the gallery and there, in the middle of the room were a pile of leaves. At first glance, I thought ( no that's a lie, I actually talk to myself) I said aloud, "Who left those leaves in the middle of the floor?"
 A card sat beside them.... "Fallen Leaves".  
As the afternoon progressed. I thought more and more about those leaves. Some may have grabbed a broom and swept them away. (much to the horror of the artist).  The artist left an explanation of what they were going to do with these leaves. How it would be documented, over time, the change in them. Also, definitions of leave or leaves. If art makes us think, no matter are opinion, the point is... we think and we have an opinion. It is far better to react than feel nothing. I like this installation.... whatever the artists purpose or thought for it was.... it made me think....  That is art.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Favourite Dress from NY.....so retro and old movie...

Some experiences are like holding onto to cotton candy in the palm of your hand too long. It feels good to clean it all off doesn’t it? Heard this in one of my TCM all night movie marathons.   I love old movies. They are innocent but reflect life even as it is today. Just not in your face. Even their titles are rather succinct. Want to know what the movie is about...you have that simple title. If it seems just “a little unclear and funny to the ear” the meaning will surely show up at one point in the film. I was thinking the other day about the classic movies that I love so much. One of my favourites is “Sin Takes a Holiday”. If I make a mistake I just think to myself... "Hey, sin took a holiday!" If it could all be as simple as Constance Bennet and turn out as well..But hey.. Sometimes it does!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Sisters  (abstract watercolour)
(tiny quick watercolour for fun)
Sisters are awesome. I have one. Lucky me. They have your back...... 

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