Shilpi, You are not just an artist. You are a Master. Your mom was right of course as she just knew this from long ago. Your work is phenomenal and you could teach it. Yes. We need your work in the world.
Hi Charlie, My mother always sewed and while I did for a couple of years I still have that tomato pin cushion I had to have for Home Economics classes. I have another use for straight pins — two of those together make a smaller hole than a picture hook (without the glass and not heavy). She and her mother crocheted, and she knitted and…[Read more]
As a kid I watched one of my grandparents’ hens lay an egg and as soon as she did I grabbed it, opened it, and sucked the egg down. We didn’t know then about salmonella. I immediately told on myself to my mother who said don’t do it again (meaning or else). For some reason I never forgot that egg snatching incident.
I should have given credits for my own particular knowledge of that approach, learned from a video on Rachel Rose’s Workshop Muse: Creativity, Mindfulness and Experience for Inspired Living, on Facebook.
You are right. It is more challenging to do loose and impressionistic than that dratted left-brain realism. I finally did a painting by intuition (what colours want to appear, what shapes?) and it worked. I made a painting I would never have done otherwise plus I found that left and right brain hemispheres can actually work together: balance and…[Read more]
You will always get one comment such as mine: I. Hate. Winter. And I even live in the wine and orchard part of western Canada where we really don’t get the torments of the rest of the country, just enough to make me run for the nearest heater. The one good thing about winter is its pathway to spring.
The cat playing actually does relate to the way you do art. Play is play and your mind will utilize the same approaches. Something just occurred to me as I thought to tell you about my manner of doing Math. It would terrify some people (I do it in my head. Calculators argue and make mistakes. Drawing lines on paper so I can carry this and that is…[Read more]
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