Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today is Buried Treasure Day. Seth at the Altered Page has proposed that bloggers re-post something from the past. I started blogging in December. Looking through my past posts, this one was a nice reminder to let go of some uses of our time, so we can focus on the things that really matter to us.
This image is a collage from the 2008 International Collage Exchange. I’ve begun exploring the use of the color brown again. This collage is inspiration for me to strive for good rich browns, a color of the earth, in my current work.
For a complete list of Buried Treasure participants I have placed a link on my side bar. Enjoy!
Saying Yes, Saying No
A quiet satisfaction, a sense of anticipation.
Sorting, choosing, releasing.
Listening to myself.
Letting go of old ideas, paths once explored,
but now I turn back. Saying no, so I can say yes.
There is clarity in this action.
I feel the power.
Contemporary collage paintings.
textures, shapes and marks.
Non-objective mark of the artist.
Line and space.
Neutral colors of the earth
and of the rocks, of the elements.
Weather, time and thought my subject.
Deepening my voice with knowing and
the mystery of future discovery.
My possibility is exquisite expansive
breathing room – to create.
Saying no, I have said yes, and now I find myself
standing inside the room with space, my studio.
My perspective has become more certain.