Swirling with the wind
Courage for the seed to sprout
Fragrant growth complete.
Colors of the Fall
Autumn green to blazing reds
A cycle toward rest.
Passing through the fear
Abundance of fresh paper
The courage to start.
In life and art
Clean paper requires courage.
Clean Paper Requires Courage
Quite often I reach a point in a painting where I don’t immediately know
the color, line or dimension needed.
I find that by stepping away from the piece, relaxing, and changing my activity for awhile,
I can always create the solution.
I trust my inner artist to reveal an answer.
Through belief, and keeping my mind at rest,
an answer always appears.
And the solution is usually the addition of a simple line, a simple splash of color,
or a simple touch of mixed-media.
And, sometimes the quiet space tells me
the painting or drawing is complete as it is.
Dealing with art is not too different than living our lives.
Sometimes a simple gesture, a simple word, or a simple act
is all that is needed. Like clean paper,
Simplicity requires courage.