Listen to the road

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Creating an Environment

This is what I've been doing. Borrowing the reaction to an old painting
then building an environment to hold my response writing down a child's story. Asking where it happened, who was there and what it looked like.


  1. Patty, oh, EEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Patty, oh, Jeez and WOW..
    and like the other one..the horse....if you ever are
    willing to sell.......i need dibs.
    I want to leave Cloths for Emrie.
    in her Hope Chest.
    I love here how the Water, the Sea, the River is
    dominant in space but the Swimmer, oh, the Swimmer....

  2. Isn't that swimmer everyone in dreams? I get so much
    from the folk tales, fables and stories. Sometimes I think
    they are the raft which may save us or st least keep us from
    despair. I love that you like this!

  3. I just looked up the lyrics to Beautiful Dreamer (since I'm hearing impaired, I usually don't "hear" more than a few key words repeated in any song) ... anyway, they seem to fit here

    The watery blues make for a wonder-full collage (something much on my mind of late) ... and the orange-y, rusty bits the perfect counter-point

    1. I try to follow the colors I find so the original artist
      made that decision but thank you! Dreaming, swimming, running (which I can no longer do but can in my dreams) any way we can not stay stuck in what will change.

  4. You have most certainly created an ocean that evokes the supportive, life-giving quality of water and the smoothness of movement within it. Grace is right about the satisfying counterpoint of the warm rusty elements.

    1. Thank you, Dana. Life giving is true. Our oceans are
      our aunts and our mothers this earth.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jude. I was considering trying to change
      direction but the symmetry now feels like home so will
      carry on until it doesn't.

  6. I love the not-quite-perfect symmetry, the swimming/floating/flying girl brings much space to dream for me the viewer

  7. You know, I felt she could be flying, too. Not quite symmetry
    may be what I'm going for now. Thank you!


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