Rich red abstract art with dancing black lines. Tango!
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I fall into the soft blue
Light into air
Air into Light
Circle on white
A simple hue
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For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to creating circles. When I was very young I would also count them. I no longer do that, but I still paint, draw and create spirals and circles daily. I have always felt that it cleared my mind. Recently, someone exposed me to the concept of “enso” making.
Drawing ensō is a disciplined practice of Japanese ink painting—sumi-e(墨絵 “ink painting”?). The tools and mechanics of drawing the ensō are the same as those used in traditional Japanese calligraphy: One uses a brush (筆 fudé?) to apply ink to washi (a thin Japanese paper).
Usually a person draws the ensō in one fluid, expressive stroke. When drawn according to the sōsho (草書?) style of Japanese calligraphy, the brushstroke is especially swift. Once the ensō is drawn, one does not change it. It evidences the character of its creator and the context of its creation in a brief, contiguous period of time. Drawing ensō is a spiritual practice that one might perform as often as once per day. (from Wikipedia)
I find it interesting that I have been practicing this creative meditation for nearly my entire life naturally. And now I create them using a new medium (my computer).
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I get asked that question often. A lot of people I know love to travel. My In-Laws just got back from Africa recently. A good friend had an adventure in Cuba last month. My husband lived in Indonesia for a few years. And the list goes on. I like the “idea” of traveling more than the actual experience. I love to “see” the world and wish there was a way to beam myself to various locals just long enough to take it in. Bypassing the long flights, nasty airports, restrooms….sleeping in strange place. Odd food. I am not exactly a homebody though. I’ve been to a few places as far away as Hawaii which is pretty far considering I live in Florida. And I have been to many cities all over the United States, but I have never been to another country. I’ve got plans….. I know it isn’t too far, but Canada is the first place I want to visit off of U.S. soil. Where have you been? And where do you want to go?
Pick your spot on one of my colorful maps….
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No I am not drinking on the job. 😉 But I am playing with men’s neckties. I’ve always had a fascination with these fashionable little pieces of art ever since I was a girl. Let’s face it….for the most part men’s clothing is boring. Sure, if you live in Milan and are a part of the fashion scene, there will be a lot of variety and flair. But for the everyday man it is pants, shirt and a belt with very little color or pattern. The only real way to jazz it up is a tie. Ties are pretty. Gay or straight, it is one way that men can show some artsy beauty without being judged by society.
In this piece cumulatively titled “Tying One On” I am not only showcasing the beauty of men’s attire, but also showing a little humor.
“Friday Morning”………….straight and ready for work:
“Friday Night”……relaxing….having some fun!
“Saturday Morning”….oh my! What happened?…….so many stories here…..