I loved seeing your “LOVE” sign from New Orleans! SO FUN and you know I am all about the love! I was thinking about how love can lift you up. You and our friendship lift me up in so many ways and I wanted you to know. Dragonflies are a repeated theme in my work because of what they symbolize~staying present and living for today. I added the heart to remind me to look at those around me with compassion and love.
Laura’s Visoin 2: Script
I have been intrigued by your Vision photo with the cool colors, tree branch pattern (that inevitably makes its way into all my artwork), and the layered quality of reflection and textures. I was surprised to have difficulty getting started on this ReVision. I suspect it is because I liked the photo too much. Looking back I think I should have used your photo in some way by creating a photo transfer print. I am still not thrilled with my result and see that I could use some more time in the editing phase, but wanted to make a solution to post this weekend. I have been preoccupied with some of my drawings which I will post at a future date. At any rate, I see all these Vision/ReVision’s as works in process. I think this is what makes it work for us. They are small enough to really get an idea going or create multiple solutions to one question we have in our work. I created three different versions of this one and eventually settled on “capture” as my Script element. This one has a textured element. It is one to hold and feel as much see. The thread seemed to ‘tie’ it all together in the end.
When I was teaching art full time I always started the school year off by having my kids design a sketch journal cover that was then bound into a book. It gave them (and me) a place to sketch, write and record their world. They were valued an treasured as a safe place to explore the world. I still make one every year and thought I would share this year’s cover with you.
I usually put a saying on my journals to give me something to reflect on for the year. This year I wrote, “You determine the quality of your light” which is a phrase that resonated with me from a longer quote by Alan Alda which states,
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you will discover is yourself.”
I would love to know what quotes are resonating with you right night now….
p.s. If you want to see some of my past journal covers you can peek HERE. It is always fun for me to look back and see how my style has changed or what phrases resonated with me in the past!
I just picked up Elizabeth Lesser’s, “The Seeker’s Guide” and came across this quote in response to the question, How is having goals consistent with being here now? “Not either-or, but both and more.” Sound like someone we know? She says that the “more” part is the mystery that cannot be explained, but only experienced. Random thought on a Wednesday morning…L