As I prepare to gather home with loved ones for the fast approaching holidays, I'm pondering the gifts of gratitude and home. This painting evokes, for me, our universal longing for home, for the warmth and joy that we hope to find when we gather there.
I had the pleasure of attending a workshop in Ocala, FL last year that was conducted by Alyson B. Stanfield. Since then, her regular newsletters and blogs have encouraged and inspired me along my art journey. In an early November issue, Alyson mentioned her own nightly ritual of writing down her gratitudes. As a visual artist, the tangible and tactile act of daily penning those gifts for which we I am most grateful will surely be good for my soul!
Today, I am grateful for the anticipation of gathering home! What are you thankful for?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
That's the title of this painting, and perhaps a pretty good description of my painting process. Put fingertip to paper, or brush to canvas and imagine beyond that first mark, color or shape. This acrylic on canvas leaves space to keep wondering. What is it you wonder about?