A short note to my writing group: On seeing this painting, Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe I could write about visiting Iona 25 years ago; of receiving a book written in the 1800s and passed down to me, from my Scottish Aunt about Iona history; about the fact that my grandmother was a … Continue reading The Conversation (inspired by the painting Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe)
Many people ask: What is art? When I was studying art we spoke about high art and low art. I think it was a highbrow or snobbish way of thinking and people believed that only high art mattered. Low art included crafters and hobbyists. Even nowadays there are people who talk about insider art and … Continue reading What is art and can you call yourself an artist?
This is a little metaphoric story of a longing for meaning or purpose. I wrote it for a group of writing friends last week. I chose a painting of Vincent van Gogh as my prompt; he has been one of my favorite artists since a young girl. We had several copies of his paintings in … Continue reading A Longing to Answer the Call within Us
For the first two weeks we explored our image we chose as our symbol. Mine, as you may recall, was the butterfly wings and the metamorphosis cycle. It was mostly using one's intellect in researching meaning, ontology and considering how it could speak to us. We also were given questions to consider about what we … Continue reading Feedback About My Course I am Attending: Part Two
I am almost half way with the course I am attending: Art of individuation. It is a very stimulating and thought provoking course and is based on the psychologist: Carl Jung’s theories. It incorporates art as well, so it is a trans-disciplinary course. Along the way we learn words like trans-disciplinary, post-modernity, hyper-modernity and the … Continue reading Feedback About my Course I am Attending.
This post is my attempt at creating balance and harmony in the way I live. Some people refer to the state of creating balance as “a balancing act,” I myself have used this term but I don’t like it as it is far from an act for me. I don’t really think that “acting” gets … Continue reading Balance and Harmony
I have written about growing older recently, here at My Aging Autumn Years , but that doesn't mean that we feel old or feel sad about getting older. It means that we are preparing for a meaningful retirement when it comes because we love life. We want to embrace life. So in order to live our … Continue reading I Love Life.
Last week I was notified by WordPress that I have received 500 followers. WOW! Who would have guessed? When I started out blogging my aim was to improve my writing because I wanted to write a book. I had not, originally imagined that others would read my blog posts. At that point in time I … Continue reading +500 Followers
I want to take the time to honour the process of blogging, both for myself personally, and for my fellow bloggers who have been part of my journey. What started out, at first, I thought as a private affair with writing and myself became a very public affair with readers over the four years from … Continue reading 4 Year Anniversary Achievement
What is in making marks ? (sketching, drawing, painting and writing) Making marks is a collection of marks that we make making up an image or symbols in writing; it is the human way of recording thought, ideas and images. More personally it is how each individual writer or artist shows up on their page … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Our unique marks – mark making.