This Winter has become more of a time of reflection than productivity – at least from a painting sense. I have found myself more inclined to write and this is not altogether in line with a blog about art! Perhaps a more general theme for the Artscapes blog would be creativity…..
I have also slowed down my posting somewhat. The things that go in can sometimes take a while to come out. Yesterday, I had a chat with an incredible artist friend of mine and while talking about her plans for the summer, she said to me that she is rarely as productive in Winter and that she much prefers the summer to make her work, in spite of her busy schedule. It is easy to understand this when you see that the theme of her reversed glass paintings are forests and faeries. I think they sleep in Winter with only a few silver dusted souls daring to venture out in such cold climes. No wonder she can’t find them easily! To see my friend Bonnie’s art – Click here
Digging further into the diaries of the past I came across some things I wrote that reminded me of the painting above (now sitting in my sister’s apartment). I thought I’d share it before disappearing into the mists of early Spring until after Easter….
Listening to the sounds of waves
I see myself holding petals of white and gold
And running toward the sea
As I reach the shore
Time slows down
I throw the petals to the Wind
They fall gracefully through the air
And hit the water shiny like quicksilver
From silk to paper….
And I wonder about their journey.