Archive | December 2015

Landscape 12/31/15

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Here are a couple of close ups.  

   
I was trying to paint bugs flying into the sun. Why not?

Happy New Year!

Headline Haiku: A Wish For the World

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Can you imagine?
A New Year, the earth reborn:
peaceful, hopeful, free.

Hopeful headline by John and Yoko (imaginepeace.com) from the Sunday New York Times.

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Haiku channeling John Lennon’s words.
Embroidered flower of life mandala by me.

Birch paper painting. 

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Kerfe sent me a bundle of birch bark “paper”, I believe it may be used in cooking as well. A fun surface to paint on. 

Couple of close-ups. The bark pattern carried the painting along.  

    
 

Landscape 12/29

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Working bigger: Arches cold pressed 12 by 16 inch paper. 

Shark on Slate

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A found piece of slate which might break at any time. Art is ephemeral. 

And a small fish on slate.  

 

Wheel of Fortune

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fortune
universe

faith:  universe
what goes around:  wheel
change is certain:  fortune

opportunity:  fortune
eternal surprise:  universe
transformation riddle karma:  wheel

the wheel rotating the wings of fortune of shadow descending ascending:  universe

When Marcy Erb posted her Tower bird tarot card, it reminded me that when she had previously posted the Wheel of Fortune, I meant to look for the one I had done long ago.  So I finally did.

I produced this Photoshop Wheel of Fortune when computers were toys, not necessities.  A friend who was a graphic designer sold me her old computer, complete with graphic programs.  I took a Photoshop class and had fun experimenting until all of a sudden I had lots of paying work and little playing time, and then the computer died.  I lost the thread of what I had been doing, but it’s fun to think about where the ideas might have gone had circumstances been different.

And the poem…perhaps a tritina.  At the very least, a nonet with a coda.

I’m taking a break until 2016.  Happy New Year to one and all!

Last batch of cards for 2015?

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Doing the big batch of cards with mostly leftover paint on black paper is so much fun. Each batch makes twelve cards so I have a pretty good supply going. Here’s another completed page. 

Page of little paintings: 

 
Cut up into squares: 

 

Peaceful Landscape

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And best wishes for a peaceful and Merry Christmas to our friends at WordPress. Hoping for a creative and productive 2016. 

Three Hills

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I held myself back from going into this with the black line like I usually do. Another one using the earth colored paints and some green and silver gouache.