Making A Promise Of Growth

Here We Go... I've started reading The Artist Way by Julia Cameron on the advice of a an excellent Life Coach. I had complained that I was having a creative block and it felt tied into much of the transitions I'm going through on my growth journey right now. She's not only understood what I … Continue reading Making A Promise Of Growth

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

Paper Shadows #16 Mutterings of the Muses: After the great sigh comes an intake of life. The lightness of this figure is exactly on that cusp of elation. The stars are becoming clear to him and the world is once again a place of possibility. How does that old saying go? "Only in darkness, can … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

Paper Shadows #10 Mutterings of the Muses: Looking down on your past leads only to unhappiness. Remember that you are ahead of that past you. The stars still shine on you and your path is always forward, so pick that head up and stride on! This composition was intended to be reflective and nostalgic. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

Paper Shadows #7 Mutterings of the Muses: Painting white on black is very rewarding. Especially when the paper is wet, the colours don't completely bleed into each other, and they are easier to blend, create shadows, and highlights. These two figures seam to be standing in a sense of confusion. Maybe that's just me projecting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

Paper Shadows #4 Mutterings of the Muses: Simultaneously reminds me of the Footprints poem and a variety of snap-scenes in contemporary Korean film. There's a sense of loneliness, juxtaposed with a strong companionship. These shadows have a great story to tell! Are they participants or merely witnesses of a crime scene? They do appear both … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

Paper Shadows #3 Mutterings of the Muses: Memories sometimes appear like a figment at the corner of your eye. Faint, shimmering afterthoughts of what might have been. Sometimes, I wonder if they are spirit guides watching over us. Have these two become attached in a common pursuit? Are they the etherial embodiments of good friends’ … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2

Paper Shadows #2 Mutterings of the Muses: Do you think it is possible to direct paint with your mind? I wonder. I had an image in my mind when I started this piece and I let the wetness of the canvas take it well beyond my brush-strokes. It even changed as it dried; all to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #393 – Paper Shadows #1

Paper Shadows #1 Mutterings of the Muses: On a rainy weekend, I was watching a movie that had a rainy scene. People walking in the rain and at dusk. The street lights illuminating the walkers from behind. The rest was left to imagination and the whims of the wet paint. Stop waiting in long lines … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #393 – Paper Shadows #1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

The Cat Mutterings of the Muses: Like the “Him & Her” experiment, this one will probably only ever be available to the public as a photo reproduction. The reason is serendipity. For whatever reason, the three cameras I use to capture my work couldn’t get the colour of the paper right. Instead, we have this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

Him & Her Mutterings of the Muses: I've been experimenting with paint on paper, allowing the paper to get waterlogged and then letting the paint go where it wants, with a little guidance. I'm working on the pictures a little, and this is the result of photo-manipulation. I have yet to decide if I want … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her