Friday, September 5, 2008

Yes, It's Time

This little red Viking muse has her own life and story...I can hardly remember putting her together with paint, crayon and collage. She measures 14"x14". I know I started with a red background and just stayed with red...adding the clock placed as a balloon with string...to remind again it's time. I was trying to access the seven year old of me. The one that felt strong and confident with a box of crayons, watercolor tin, colored pencils and paste jar. She has always reminded me of that pure joy of artmaking....with simple tools and materials equals a fun place to play and create. Her expression is for me a straight ahead annoucement....It's time, time to keep the promise, time to get to the easel, the table and paint.

7 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Well this girl certainly captures that pure childlike expression on her face. Cute. I thought of you when we stayed at the Nordic Inn in Lincoln City, OR last week. The mascot/statue out front (OK - it's Oregon - weird things there!) reminded me of your muse. LOL! someday I will let myself play without self-correcting and evaluating every artistic attempt. Then we will know - anything is possible. Ha!
    Karen

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  2. Thanks for writing about this lovely Viking muse. I find her so appealing. I agree, that childlike self seems well depicted. She looks sort of like a doll. interesting too that you use Viking imagery for your muse. Of Nordic origins?

    I am trying to paint my muse right now. It is hard as I have your images in my eyes. I dont want to imitate. I began one y'day and painted it out. will try again today. Think my canvas is too small. I don't have any identifying muse image in the way you have "Viking" to focus or stimulate the subconscious. Onward.

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  3. Love it!! Love it!! Love it!!

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  4. Suki, I'm glad you like this one and yes, my grandparents came to this country from Norway. I don't know you that well but it seems you are connected to both nature and water...could your muse be a mermaid of the river, pond, ocean etc.? could your muse be from the garden, woods, mountains, etc..? could she be from your favorite places you have visited, states, countries? she could be just a loving angel? This will be very interesting?!! Please keep me informed. Mary Ann

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  5. Pat, I can tell...she's your favorite! My latest muse is my favorite but I always say that.
    Mary Ann

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  6. Karen, Oregon...I thought you went to Mendecino?
    The innter critic is a harsh one...make friends, use trickery, whatever you need to do to get past your critic and write what you're destined to write.
    Mary Ann

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  7. Well I have been totally distracted by this thought of my creative muse. All day (while I should be working) my mind has returned to this and I'm going to try and figure out what kind of Muse I have. I'm with Suki - it's hard to be original when you already have seen someone elses Muse. Of course I feel like that about a lot of creative things - my creativity seems to be inspired by something I've already seen someone else do and then I make it my own. Not sure what that says about me...follower?? Dug that one up from an old memory. Ha! In my research one writer asks - Are you sleeping with a Muse? If you wake up and go right for a paintbrush or musical instrument or the like - you might have slept with a Muse. smile!
    Karen

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