A long time friend of mine told me two days ago that he’s not likely to live more than a month or so. What a sucker punch. I’m crushed.
A kind lady on Twitter said that one of my pieces reminded her a little of Georgia O’Keefe. It felt like I’d just been graduated from the little league into the rarified air on Mount Something or other. I ran back to my little league, i.e., where I do what moves me. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I was honored by the compliment, though.
Finally looking over Watercolor Artist tonight I see so many artists recommend painting what is in your heart and soul, and I have no idea what that means. My mind is trying vainly to put butter and flour and eggs together to make a cake, but comes up with Spanish moss instead. Yet, I know I can’t paint anything but what’s in my heart and soul. That is very scary sometimes. Maybe I should paint Spanish moss.
Somehow, in it all, what’s in my heart right now is that I miss my kitty. I love Boots. But Gree was my once in a lifetime cat. Sometimes, like tonight, I miss her so much it hurts.
ILU Gree. <3
Creatures sound a little wrong. I just wasn’t sure what to call a cat, a bird, and a deity surrounded by a lucky penny, a quartz crystal, and a tumbled carnelian.
I have them sitting on my desk to remind me of things. Ganesha, of the Divine I would like to bring to my art, and the carnelian for ceativity. The bluebird of happiness given me by a friend is a reminder that I am supported to bring happiness to my work by friends and others. The glass cat is one my father had to remind him of me; now I am reminded of him and all those who have gone before and how they cheered me on with m y artworks. The quartz crystal is for power, the po wer to do true and powerful pieces. Lastely, I have my luck y penny there beccause everyone needs a little luck.
Do you have things that remind or su pport you in your art or other endeavors? What are they ?