Saturday, May 29, 2010
Stepping Stone: retrospective
I'm loving the new banner. Deena (BFF) is a master with Photoshop both in her work and her art work...so it was my pleasure to pull up a chair to her desk and see all her 'tools' and watch her work the magic. We began finding pieces of my work and moved through choices with little more than yes, no, yes smiles, clapping, try again, no, yes...such a joyful collaboration!! I'm so grateful for her friendship that runs deeper and sweeter than words could ever express...it just is. My job has been to find a good back drop color and I'm pretty happy with this color but I think changing will be interesting too!
This post is also about announcing or making clear my newest project. Right now the question I have for myself is will I ever get it off the ground? Actually I am moving forward, somewhat slowly but forward. My project is about creating a book, a retrospective, a book of images plus text...not a how-to...more of a creative expression of my journey these past years. It's not yet formed and I'm glad to be in process. I've created a muse 'Ruth' to keep me reminded of looking forward and staying balanced. Creating this banner is also a way of keeping myself 'on track' and I've laid aside time to glean my pages here on this site and pages and pages of journal writing...putting what seems important to me in files for later use. I'm excited and unsure about this idea but so far I'm moving ahead just to see what happens!
This is an excerpt from my journal as it pertains to Stepping Stone as my personal metaphor: journal, Thursday May 2010: My book as a stepping stone, the heart home where I get to express in book form a place to land, I can be a conduit, a reminder, a lesson, a support, an inspiration, an example. I can find the words to welcome and the welcoming images. This gives me meaning and purpose to the book and at the same time a clear reminder of all our contributions to one another on this life's journey...working title 'Stepping Stone"
Putting together potato salad and planning a fun holiday weekend. My heart carries a sadness we all share in watching this ongoing oil fiasco. This is an awful wound we have taken to our coastline and gulf area. Politics aside...like everyone, I just want the restoration of this disaster.
Finally saw 'Seraphine' last night. Beautifully filmed in the countryside in the early 1900's...showing what a hard life was lived by an artist with everything against her...being a woman, mental depression, war and awful economy but still a spirit portrayed of passion for life, nature and expression. Next in the queue is Goya's Ghost.