Entries Tagged as 'balance'

Pond with Cattails

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Pond

Pond with Cattails, 48 x 48″

This painting was inspired by a pristine pond at Casa Micanopy and some ratty cattails in an overgrown ditch near First Magnitude.

Most of the time, my life feels like a combination of both landscapes.

As Adam Phillips wrote in his book, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life (I discovered the book on www.brainpickings.org), “…so much depends on what each of us makes of the too much and the too little we get.”

This week, there’s a lot I didn’t get, but I did get this painting of a pond with cattails.

Effort and Ease

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Effort and Ease

My daily contentment derives from striking a balance between effort and ease, a creative tension that goes for art-making, therapy, relating to loved ones, tackling daunting work projects, and encountering the unknowns of each new moment.

In this emerging painting, I’m investing myself fully while easing into the process with as few expectations as possible. Here I occupy a colorful paradox, where concern and release walk together in a dynamic, exciting, and uncertain terrain.

For me, creation is as much the act of letting go as it is a building up.

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