Art has a way of finding itself. This little drawing has rested near me for 16 years. Last week someone claimed an interest in her and she will now move on to some new reality. I remember the garden where this woman sat musing about life and about how things change. The past 16 years have brought so much change the woman would be astonished at the variety, but perhaps not really surprised. Winter knows what it is to let things go, and to move on to new beginnings, and sparse winter also has a respect for life which allows the awkwardness of transition to be just that, awkwardness.
Click on this image to see a tiny paradise detail from the above drawing (which is 10"x8"). We're all doing our best to secure our own space, but nothing is certain and here again comes that seasonal shifting of the wind, the tornado dancing down our creek, the earthquake cracking our walls. I'm told by those in the know that "Things change!" and "It's a new chapter!" I agree, but it's the second statement which pulls me forward with a tiny bit of hope. Maybe my next drawing, which builds from the life as well as the demise (finish) of this one, will resonate even more with who I am, we all are, tomorrow.
I am a visual person who draws and paints about life, viewing the world from a variety of perspectives. Since I have one foot in civilization and one foot in nature, and my head isn't afraid of deep caverns or dizzying heights, I end up in some pretty interesting places. ~ ~ ~
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I have two blogs. Toldileigh.blogspot.com muses about the world through the lens of my art mind. The second blog, Maybeperhapsifyouwill.blogspot.com, is a bunch of nonsense I create by harvesting characters from my artwork and giving them dialogues.
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