Clarity and intention - I am working on bringing these things to my life.
My journal is essential in helping me with this.
I make pretty chaotic images, but then some sort of clarity emerges - it is a process.
I think the art of creating helps us get there, helps us get to the essential and the underlying important themes that sometime dance right outside our consciousness. I am in the studio early on a Saturday morning, still working on the dog piece.
We celebrate our holiday, Solstice, in 8 days - there is lots to do, shopping and cooking and cleaning and mailing and gathering with friends and family, but it will all get done.
I only hope I can slow down enough to enjoy the quiet and mystery that these dark December days are about.
I count my blessings of being able to make art and share it here.
... that the earth supports important creative work.
... that technology can help me spread these ideas.
I am grateful for this computer and my journal.
and for connection.
Even in the chaos of life.
"Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning." --Katherine Anne Porter