I find my way by doing

I love the physicality of making art, art as craft, and the specific qualities of the materials I’m using. The creamy messiness of paint, the dry dustiness of pastels, the sharp line of a pencil, the smudgy charcoal… not to mention the substrate; paper, card board, canvas, wood – and how it allows for all…

«Nature Loves To Hide»

my week in painting – visual brief In the beginning things look rather nice and tidy – but nice & tidy is no longer my goal After layer upon layer with collage and paint … and more paint … and all kinds of scribbling — the time comes to wrap it up. This is as…

I like a quiet life –

Lunch dates take the heart out of the day and the spaciousness from the morning’s work  Journal of a Solitude May Sarton May Sarton   May Sarton (1912-1995) was a prolific American writer of poetry, novels and journals. She is, perhaps, best known for her nonfiction on growing older (Recovering: A Journal and Journal of a…

A custodian of larger issues

“It is a widely accepted notion that making art is about self-expression. And it is – but that is not necessarily all it is. It may only be a passing feature of our times that validating the sense of who-you-are is held up as the major source of the need to make art. What gets…

foremothers

I’m reading Anne Truitt’s Daybook: The Journal of an Artist. It’s a beautiful and very insightful portrayal of the artist at work. Truitt worked in several medias, and I believe her Daybook will be of interest to all people making a creative living. Through reading Truitt one actually gets access to the creative process as it unfolds….

You can never use the infinitives and participles oddly enough

Did I ever tell you how much I like Anne Carson? Have a look at this:   I hate traveling … you don’t think until you stumble on something, traveling makes you stumble all the time. Its spooky. Stumbling is good for writing … – Anne  Carson  (2001)   Quad (1981)  a television play by Samuel…