Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bacon on Artist's Job

Bacon 's quote is: "The job of an artist is always to deepen the mystery." This new piece celebrates spring with a mystery of it's own

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

It is the time for chocolate and colored eggs. It is supposed to be spring but here in Michigan winter is hanging on for dear life. I can remember when I was a little girl and I wanted it to be warm enough so I would not have to wear my coat and everyone could see my new dress and of course those shiny shoes. I would get three pairs of shoes a year, sneakers in the summer, dress shoes at Easter and saddle shoes in the fall for school. This little girl all in pink puts a smile on my face. There is a cloud of pink around me because I am expecting my first grandchild, a little girl, this July.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Artwork

This piece is called "tenderness" worked in layers and a variety of mixed mediums. I also wanted to share part of a poem from Ben Okri, "Healing The Wounded Learner or the Pygmalion Complex"

We are all wounded inside in some way or another
We all carry unhappiness within us for some reason or another.
Which is why we need a little gentleness and healing from
one another. Healing in words, healing beyond words
Like gestures. Warm gestures. Like friendships, which will always
Be a mystery. Like a smile, which someone described
As the shorest distance between two people

I hope you received some smiles today and were able to return the gift.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Watch, Wait and Wonder

Since April is Poetry Month, I started to look at some poems I had written many years ago, 1999 to be exact. This is a painting I was working on from a class called Portrait and Poetry. Maybe I will finish now.

Watch, Wait and Wonder

I keep getting this lesson of
and the wonder that
can be found
can be seen
can be experienced
it can take your breath
and give you a stillness
that is profound
a joy that has no
in that moment

Corinne Vivian 1999