Blackcurrant Jar

March 9th, 2010 Comments 0

a glass jar on a windowsill, with traces of purple and jade ink, a label that reads 'Black Currant 2009'

Surprise moments of things coming together.  Endless delight.

Look! Look! Look!

March 8th, 2010 Comments 0

I was inside and I got an emergency call to come outside and see the bright flaming sunset that was happening Now.

fiery gorgeous sunset, trees

It stretched up and up -

fiery sunset, scudding the clouds reaching all the way up above

I like being with people who know what is important.

Paper Hearts

March 7th, 2010 Comments 0

I want to paint hearts all over the bathroom.  My instructions are to try it out on paper first to see if it ‘works’.  Pfuh.  Of course it’s going to work!

paper with coloured ink all over it, and black line heart over that, on a desk

Now I need to find some glue that doesn’t stick forever.

I did one of these!

March 5th, 2010 Comments 1

brightly coloured painting, 50cm x 100cm, inks and acrylics, a big swirl and flame, flower, ammonite spiral

It’s the first painting I have ever done on a canvas!  I bought a canvas on a whim, and I knew the longer I left it sitting there, unused, the harder it would be to paint without having a fit of ‘oh my god it will never be good enough’.  Blank canvas terror.  So I just did it.  I used inks and a bit of acrylic, painted mostly with my fingers, which made it infinitely more fun.  I stayed up late to do it, and finished it the following night.  I made it without trying to do anything ‘good’.  Afterwards I had a truly wonderful feeling of contentment for several days, of having completed something that is meaningful to me, and is bright and whole and finished.  I need to do some more painting to have more of that feeling.  I recommend it.

Word of the Moment

March 2nd, 2010 Comments 0



Home Temptations

March 1st, 2010 Comments 0

I left home today to move in with my lovely one, which is only temporary because I am leaving behind two cats.  And that cannot last.

As I was packing, Arti showed me why it was so important that I stayed -

Black and white cat sleeping on a beige bag in the sunlight, shadowy

- to relax around his lovely self, of course, and this also made it harder for me to pack (what with him lying on one of my bags).

Then the garden revealed a surprise multitude of crocuses, and the staying-put temptations were even harder to resist,

purple crocuses green lawn, old lavender

But no, I left.  And so to a new chapter in this life…

Where am I?

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