Imagination is only the beginning…

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw I love how butterflies transform themselves. I had some fun making this from a photo at a butterfly habitat yesterday. 

This view, this feeling, here… “leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.” — Walker Evans

Where does it hurt?…

Sold - Plant triptych - composited image

“later that night I held and atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world  and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere” — Warsaw Shire …

Art for the future

Maybe we’re not making art for anyone in this century. What we create becomes part of the world outside us… left behind to be discovered as a reminder of who we were and became. Maybe then those people will have an inkling of who we were and what mattered to us.

Mystery…

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon Sometimes you just see things that need to have their picture taken. 

to risk delight

To be “brave enough to risk delight” – poet, Jack Gilbert. To make something of something that moves you to joyous pleasure. How do you access that from here on earth? It takes courage and I want more of it. It’s scary but don’t dare argue for your limitations or they will persist. Just stop! Stop the negative scary thoughts but don’t let the fear stop you from creating the unknown wonders that exist in your imagination. Fear and creativity need to co-exist. Make room for both, allow for both, and don’t fight.. Read More

Kealia Pond

Kealia Pond, Maui

Beautiful morning to be here. Saw Stilts, Black Crowned Night Herons – male and female, white Sanderling, Wandering Tattlers and Egrets. Below is a Wandering Tatler, having brunch. It took the bird almost 10 minutes before finally positioning it to go down it’s throat.                        

Pea Patch

Lunch at the Pea Patch

It was a cold afternoon yet sunny so I headed to the local pea patch and wandered along the gravel paths watching for birds, small animals or anything interesting. I love the quiet and the view of the lake. I could see snow on the Cascades in the distance. The gardens were mostly bare except for old leaves and the remains of the fall harvest. Birds were flitting here and there, snacking on whatever they could find and a squirrel seemed to be enjoying a lunch of berries. I also saw a hawk, and.. Read More

Something new

I’ve known about printing on aluminum for a few years, but I discovered you could make small items like bracelets too. I had fun designing these from photos of feathers and some vintage advertising.

Fall’s True Colors

Sunlight streams through red and orange, crows take flight gathering food before dusk. After many days of cold and rain, this afternoon’s clouds finally turned to sunshine.  Sunsets are now at 4:30!