Sunday, February 22, 2015

Musings on Art

 Art is, after all, only a trace — like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness. -Robert Henri 

I have many projects going on, all labor intensive, so I really have nothing to show, but wanted to check in and say hello.
I think about art all the time, if I am not making it, I am looking at it or talking about it or dreaming of it.
Art is my life, and a huge part of my spiritual practice.
Making art helps me not think and thinking is the main reason we suffer. It has taken me many years to learn this. I don't mean problem solving, that is a wonderful use of the mind and it is also a part of art making.
What I mean is that worrying mind, that goes over things and never is satisfied.
When I make art that part of my brain stops. Art is my door way to being awake.
I love art so much. And the world inspires me, mostly nature, but really everywhere I look I see a color, or texture or shape that inspires me, my eyes are very greedy. Other artist inspire me too, I love art that is not cookie cutter and  pushes outside the norm. I am not hugely fond of safe art, though I know it has it's place and can be very beautiful.
Art is healing, it is beauty, it is needed in this world.
What kind of art do you like, what inspires you, I would love to know.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature .-Bjork-

I love this quote, and I have always felt this way. To all of you that have no partners today and to all that do, Happy Valentine's Day. XOXO