This painting is a mix of the symbols of grief and playfulness. We humans don’t always remember to play, but crows do! And they are creative. The poem below came first, so for some play, I painted this little crow!
In the comments and in social media since the last post there was the theme of loss. In order to move forward, we must grieve. We MUST. It can avoided, delayed, but it cannot be skipped. We each have our own way to do this. The process for me has been creative and I have been more driven to bring the feelings from inside, out. I think this is my way of ‘working through it’. My ‘inner Poe’ has lost me some subscribers lately, but art is a journey, and it goes where it must go. How are you coping?
Isolation itself hasn’t been a negative for me, instead it has removed those things that normally get in the way of studio time. I like being a hermit! In a strange way, it has given me permission to create in whatever manner I find myself inclined.
I was unable to paint at all for so long. So, I am taking the rust off, so to speak, and trying to stretch my skills. I’m not ready for a series yet. I’m still exploring, so there will be random things for a while. I hope you, my reader, will tell me when you see something emerging? Your feedback means a lot to me. As much as I work alone, painting IS a conversation!
The poem below, I wrote in a quiet moment in March. The crow makes an appearance as a ‘play on words’.