Friday, July 11, 2008

This was becoming fun--making marks, experimenting in a really safe place. A few months went by and I bought some caran d'ache. Imaginary landscapes, real from photo or whatever came to mind, also surfaced. Caran d'ache water soluble crayons are a fantastic way to feel painterly in a small or restricted space. Now I carry them in my bag with a few Qtips. One can use the crayons with or without water, but when a Qtip dipped in a small amount of water is used, the work becomes a small oil painting. Moistening the Qtip with one's own saliva is not recommended...think Van Gogh. Oh, okay, be a little wild sometimes.
I found the following from the poet Robert Creeley ("I Keep to Myself Such Measures..."1967), "...There is nothing/but what thinking makes/it less tangible. The mind,/fast as it goes, loses/pace...
Several landscapes followed. And so did the rain! Reminds me of the song by Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain.

1 comment:

Edgar said...

AWEsome! You took the leap! You are amazing and courageous. And your writing is inspiring in its freshness and excitement. Congratulations!