I enjoy bringing together music, writings and research about topics that I find interesting. I like to share images of my artwork and write about what inspires me. Telling stories about Coco, my Akita Service Dog is one of my favorite things to do. And now and then, I write about what it is like to go through life with a Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. These are the breadcrumbs that lead me back to a frame of mind or concept that would otherwise be forgotten.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Paintings Collage October 2013
is what I've been working on this year. Seeing the pieces finished or
nearly completed is a good feeling. Now they will speak to me. Or
maybe those are the voices inside my head. Don't know. Don't care.
It has been another fulfilling year. Another one I thought I might not
have. Another one to be grateful for. Still painting without a plan
and without a concept. I just begin and let the paint tell me where it
wants to go. Once it has settled in nicely, I don't move it anymore.
I'm still working on studies for the nine birds mini canvases and still
have some watercolor/gouache and charcoals to do but everything is
moving right along.
It takes a year to get this all done but
by the end of the year, it feels like I've been some where, done some
thing that at least to me, is some how meaningful.
I've been working on the book. It's coming along slowly but this is
the last of my art season and soon I'll be focused on writing again. I
was hoping this book would be ready by now and I'd be working on
designing the cover but looks like things are going to take a bit longer
than I thought they would. That's usually the way with most of us I'm
It snowed today. Just for awhile. But it was the first snow and the dogs and I were out in it. I've been listening to this CD a lot while working on the paintings and writing this year. It's so good.