"Smiled at Each Threshold and Held Nothing Hostage" - acrylic on cradled wood panel, 18 x 18 x 1.5. Ready to hang. Available here and at Artfinder.
...knowing that you smiled at each threshold and held nothing hostage. - SARAH BLONDIN
The muse has me back in the burn forest. Something about those stark verticals against the popping colors of undergrowth, sunsets, mists and roiling clouds...and the ever present influence of Brian Rutenburg, whose pieces have a soothing composition of "saddle, vee and border snake" (my description - it helps me remember the basics),
A wise, heart-centered friend recently introduced me to the work of Sarah Blondin, whose mediations on Insight Timer have these delicious phrases dancing in my head...including the above quote, which so perfectly captures the philosophy of letting go, letting flow, being present - and holding nothing hostage.
Smiled at Each Threshold and Held Nothing Hostage
work in process - acrylic on plywood
After moving into the new studio and house in July, I am truly up and running now! The studio was open to the public this weekend (and will be again next weekend, if you're in town). The feedback on both the space and my work was so positive and uplifting! An infusion of positivity and further confirmation that this, this is the right place for me.
Thank you to everyone who came out to view the space and the art! I am honored and so grateful. :)
Portland Open Studios - 85 artists fling their doors open to the public and show you the magic behind the curtain! Second weekend Oct 16-17. Go to wwww.portlandopenstudios.com for tour information and maps. Malarkey Central is studio number 56 on the map.