It has been way too quiet around here, and in part this is because I spent a week traveling. Here is an old picture of one of the people I visited, my aunt Indigo.
And another one of the two of us together, last week.
Indigo is a painter and has spent 25 years gardening. I cannot tell you how strongly she has influenced me in my life. Very much so. I plan to post a number of her paintings here in the next few days.
While I was out, I was able to type out the first draft of one of my children’s stories. So while I do not have anything new and visual to post, I will post some items from the past that resonate with me.
I have so many ideas cycling through my head. I struggle with not being able to pen them all down, try them all out. I could really live my whole life as an artist I think. Not being able to do it all drives me nuts. But still, I console myself by the fact that I can at least do some of the projects I imagine. I just have to stick it out! Lately though, all these new mediums are appealing to me. I want to embroider some pillows for my new couch. I want to try stretching my own canvases. I have loads of paintings appearing fully formed in my imagination. What is a girl to do???? One. At. A. Time.
Quote from Edward Gorey (From The World of Edward Gorey interview):
“I used to think years ago, ‘Oh, God, suppose I never think of anything else? Suppose nothing else ever comes to me? You better write down everything.’ And I still do, because I never know when I might want to use it. Now I would rather not have any new ideas. Unfortunately, I have more than I ever did before.”
I hope you all have a great week!