Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
And I wonder what inertia would look like, if I could convey it in a photograph.
My energy has gone elsewhere: gardening & chores which peak at this time of year, too many social events, stressful elder care, Tom's pending retirement, my food blog, shopping for a used car, getting weekly acupuncture (new to me) treatments for my allergies, etc.
Wikipedia says: In even simpler terms, inertia means that an object will always continue moving at its current speed and in its current direction until some force causes its speed or direction to change.
I hope I get nudged soon. I will regret looking back at this period and not having done any painting.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I made this image while I was exploring for Morning Light the other day (see previous post). Now the image looks a little too catalogue-like for me, but I still like the project idea.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
While I was jumping around, trying to get a good angle with my little camera, a neighbor from a few blocks away walked by with his dog, and asked if I was creating some new work. No -- I said -- I am just in awe of these tulips this year. Look how they survived the heavy rain!
Then, he told how much they are enjoying their image of mine --- they have the big 32x40" version of my Orchid (see below) --- and I said I am glad that it went to a good home and that they like it so much.
Wow --- the whole experience --the tulips, the positive feedback from a customer, the inquiry about what I was making ----that really made my day, my week, my month ...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Morning Light is one of my on-going project titles. The idea is to let myself observe and explore what goes on in the morning in my house when the light tends to be the best, and when I am fresh. I love the morning--the idea of a new day, a hot cup of coffee and the excitement I feel.
One day I saw the light come through the window and it hit the doorknob in a way that was magical. Of course, I didn't have my camera, and the light lasted only seconds. But, that's what I wanted to feel again when I created this project title: the joy of discovery, the magic in the everyday-ness of our life, as well as acknowledging that life is transitory.
This image doesn't really have great light. But it does have a bit of the mood I am going for. I don't seem to be able to stop myself from making closeups of flowers.
I think I am ready for a new project, like Cottage Quiet from last summer, but I am not sure this is the one that really grabs me enough to keep me energized to follow through with it.
Comments are welcome. Have I said that recently? I really do appreciate the emails and comments that I receive about my blog entries.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In black & white, the texture of their coat comes out, but does this image really have anything to say? I like the connection I have to it, but I doubt it really says anything. Net, net it is hard to edit one's own work.