Here we are, mid February already!
It's been deep freeze cold here the past days (-25C)
but still such a better winter than last.
We still have snow on the ground,
but at least it's not 6 feet (like last year!)
Here's a little bit of what i've been busy with lately...acrylic on paper
then added some chinese marker.
It's abstract - obviously ;) and
as I do with most of my paintings,
when i feel like it's done,
i flip it around to see if it "looks" like anything.
Some might say that defeats the purpose
of an abstract,
but it makes sense to me, so i do it,
cause i'm the boss of me. :)It looked much better to me this way.
I don't necessarily 'see' anything
(although it 'feels' like a city street)
but i like it better this way.
It just feels more balanced somehow.
And remember this?
Yeah, i added dots. :)
Kind of inspired by Matisse.
when i did this one (above),
i was thinking about the state of the world
and how often I do feel like it's crazy in so many ways
But then, history teaches us
that it's always been this way.
There have always been wars.
There have always been people who do
terrible things to one another.
There has always been racism
and mental illness
and disease and illness
and misplaced power.
But there has also always been love.
And ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
And moments of grace.
There are 7.4 people on this planet.
It's crazy to expect that they're all gonna be good.I bought my son this book
for his birthday last week.
So many stories in here remind me
that we don't all get the same chance in life.
It's far too easy to judge or criticize someone
without knowing anything about them.
Everyone is going through SOMETHING in life.
This man's story broke my fucking heart...
And to end things on a lighter note -
my son and I went to a concert last week!
We saw Ron Sexsmith
at the beautiful Capitol Theatre,
here in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The theatre is about 100 years old,
sits about 800 people
and the sound is always so good.
Ron Sexsmith is a Canadian singer/songwriter
and I believe he's one of the greatest songwriters
of this generation.
Yes, I do. :)
i love so many of his songs, but here's just one:
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Thanks for being here.