things i do for love

studying the colors of the world – or to be more precise: (and a little less pretentious) the colors of winged maple seeds (samaras) this is where I start – a twig of winged maple seeds .. this is what i’ve got to help me – Van Gogh travel kit, 12 panes .. this is…

things I do for love

regarding sketching: the more you do, the better it feels – just try it!  

listening to trees

from the opening of The White Room, by Charles Simic The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had a secret Which they were about to Make known to me– And then didn’t.

The Canterbury Tales

My re-discovered love for sketching has taken me to England for the weekend. Here I have “landed” in a fantastic workshop called Evoking a Sense of Place, led by Simone Ridyard & Pat Southern-Pearce Urban Sketchers   The world is full of magic!

Finally some good news:

I’d like to think I can represent all those artists who heroically have kept going and are successful, but are not recognised or acclaimed. —Phyllida Barlow Can it be true, as some say: Old women are replacing young men in the art world  We can at least hope! After having been overlooked for decades, the…

Think and Do

I always have to be doing something, accomplishing some- thing, fixing something, going somewhere, feeling purposeful, useful, competent—even coughing, as I just did, gives me the satisfaction of having “just cleared something up.” The phone bill arrives and minutes later I’ve written the check. The world starts to go to war and I shout, “Hey,…

If you don’t enjoy the doing, then do something else …

AND SO: here is a post bordering on New-Age claptrap, I still hope it can give some sense For some of us starting new things, changing direction, entertaining new ideas –  stirs fear: As children most of us are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or…

To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing – .

“A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living,” –Virginia Woolf Robert Penn Warren: In the phrase [“to find myself”] lurks the idea that the self is a pre-existing entity, a self like a Platonic idea existing in a mystic realm beyond time and change. (…) And the essence of absurdity,…

For a Moment

by Ron Padgett It’s funny how if you just let go of things they will come to you. That is to say sometimes. So what good is such a generalization? Ah, it makes you feel good to say such things from time to time, as if you actually and really and truly knew something! “For…