“it makes sense that it should happen this way-that the sky should break and the earth should shake” – Poe

This post has potential to be the longest one ever. Being taken completely taken over by this piece of music, I feel it necessary to write in such a way to honor the music, and how it is so relative personally. First I am going to talk about a life altering Art Show in Pittsburgh. It was the first exposure experienced with true outsider art. The show toured the United States enthralling many. Most artists were either incarcerated or were rendered sadly unfortunate with mental issues. The artists were all from areas, and had no idea of what any other artist may be creating.

The most exciting thing for me was noting the recurring objects or themes from one wonderful piece to the next; some disturbing, some not. Examples that were outstanding were birds, cages, trains and doors. My thoughts were of freedom and flying away, and escape.

I’ve given thought to my own feelings of wishing for those same things; if for nothing else than pure fantasy.

I am going to post the Poe (one of my all time favorites) lyrics for you to ponder while listening to the music.
I hope you enjoy the art and this post. As always I wish you love and happiness.

#art #abstract #artist #outsidersweetbird
Music: Poe – Fly Away
Art: tierza Title: “Sweet bird of prey” – mixed media on paper. (available)

Poe: Lyrics to Fly Away
It makes sense that it should happen this way
That the sky should break and the earth should shake
As if to say, sure it all matters but in such an unimportant way
As if to say, hey, hey

Fly away, sweet bird of prey
Fly, fly away, nothing can stand in your way
Sweet bird, if you knew the words
I know that you’d say, fly, fly away

In makes sense that it should hurt in this way
That my heart should break and my hands should shake
As if to say, sure it don’t matter except in the most important way
As if to say, hey, hey

Fly away, sweet bird of prey
Fly, fly away, I won’t stand in your way
Sweet bird, if you knew the words
I know that you’d say, fly, fly away

In makes sense that it should feel just this way
That you slowly fade and yet still remain
As if to say, everything matters in such an invisible way
As if to say, it’s okay, fly away

“you say you want your stories to remain untold”

What can I say?

Please enjoy the music while pondering the art. As always, I wish you love and kindness.

It made me think of stories of holidays past, stories of families, friends. How they unfold, and  ultimately play out.
#art #artist #abstract #color

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Stories unfold. 18×24

 
Art: Stories Unfold
Music: U2: All I want is you.

“One in three must find some peace” –

This song, this entire CD has had a huge impact on the way I think about some things. I love lyrics that are philosophic, and induce deeper thoughts. I do need proof before belief. It is just how I am. The triptych this song produced via my hands is both simplistic.and deep. I hope you listen to the song in the video as well as ponder the art. As always, I wish you love and joy.
#art #artist #abstract #music

Art: tierza – Triptych titled “One in three must find some peace.”
Music: James 0 One of the three” from the LAID CD (Buy this, it is good!)
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“as i wish i could be somewhere floating between lost and knowing”

I have no words to express my feelings about seeing someone fall in love with a piece of the art I created. I feel so honored to know this talented and delightful young woman.
I hope you listen to her music that speaks so deeply to my soul. And yes, this piece of art went home with her. ❤ Fulfilling my obligation to world art drop day.
As always I wish you love and kindness.
#art #artist #abstract #catzisk
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I’m certainly uncertain; at least I’m pretty sure I am.

So much is going on, and it is GOOD. I will be taking Art on the road to a destination on the coast of Florida. Another show is also in progress on the east coast. My works will be picked up by courier and heading out. I want to thank my genius, generous friends, and family.  Thank you for lifting me up. What a ride the past couple of weeks have been. Fate is going to put me face to face with someone I idolize, could it get better? Here are some studio shots, friends and family. They believe in me, and I believe in me too. I know I won’t miss the boat, and I sure won’t miss the plane. Enjoy the photos of the studio, and happenings. Listen to my favorite Modest Mouse song. As always, wishing you kindness and joy! Color me happy. #art #artist #abstract #roadtrip

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Music: Modest Mouse – Missed the boat.

“I made it to my spaceship, been rising all day”

I can’t say enough how much I love Macy Gray – I can’t say I have been especially creative or productive this past week; please let that change. This song was on loop as I danced and worked on series remains. (Meta-Art) The remaining bits and pieces from making art.

Rethinking oh so many things. Exciting though is the potential for the #makers space and #creative reuse that is just a tad bit away from opening.

I was told by an artist that I should smooth out my rough edges, but, do I want to lose the edge? I love the scraggly edges of the reuse material that will become a wall hanging.

I hope you enjoy the song and the pictures of various pieces of work going on. As always I wish you love and kindness. #art #makers #reuse #community.

Music: Macy Gray -Stoned

Art: Random work of mine.

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“desperation’s the tenderest trap, so gently you go”

From the studio Monday – Shouting out to the Sisters today. Special Shout outs to Susan, Trish, Joan .@Wohali and Francine. Thank you for the friendship, the uplifting, and also inspiring. Sister Awake is the name I gave to the piece in the window. I played the Tea Party for awhile on my ipod, checked out a multi-dimensional work of water color, and pondered where I would go with that. The current body of work exploding out of me is pushing boundaries of materials. I love the armored sculpture belonging to artist and permaculture practitioner Susan Loughry. Susan said she picked it up somewhere after attending what sounded like a wonderful pottery workshop, not to mention blacksmithing! YES! I said blacksmithing. Wishing you love and happiness.sculpt

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watercolor wall sculpture
I am posting a link for you to check out the Touchstone Center for Crafts http://touchstonecrafts.org/
Music: The Tea Party. Song: Sister Awake
Art: A lot of random

“You got wings on your fingers”

You know, I really did dance in the window, in a frame for a few minutes. I don’t think anyone saw that #performanceart, nonetheless it was fun. I listened to the song on my ipod:  The Meat Puppets song titled “shine.” I enjoyed it, but had wished I was more surrounded, encapsulated in it. Staging a window fun and has a point! The thinking of this stage was to say I have a fear of a blank planet.  Our plans are to have a Portal to Creative Reuse, as well as space for a Portal for Creative Connections. A mission to reduce waste, and think of art in a different way. Art working was fun. I did work in reference to the last post music. (Collective Soul- The World I know.) Thinking about the state of the world, I worked on deconstruction of a canvas for the tortured canvas concept.  Score today: one new start, one disaster. and one reuse project started as well as the one dance in the window.  And most of all I shined. As always I wish you love and happiness.
Music: The Meat Puppets – Shine
Art: Totally Random
Community: You betcha!
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#art #abstract #music #peformanceart #community #love #shine

“so i walk up on high, and i step to the edge to see my world below.”

Not all of the art I make is with paint. Sometimes I go digital, fun stuff! I created this portal for no specific reason, but it was telling me something, but what? I now know and will be revealing more. I am going to load some of my paintings and continue move into a very sacred and special place. I am thinking today will be productive. This wonderful song by Collective Soul will inspire me today. I am not sure where that will lead. As always, I wish you love and happiness.
#art #portal #abstract #soul #pondering

Music: Collective Soul – The World I know
Art: Digital “Portal”mandala
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“and its whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, then the piper will lead us to reason”

I am listening, and it makes me wonder. I will get a better picture of a spiral staircase where I am making art. This staircase is like a siren’s song to me, I wonder where it can take me. Yesterday I experimented with monoprinting. I am not completely in love with it. But, I did enjoy trying it. Will I do more? Hard to say. Always wishing you love and kindness.
I hope you enjoy pondering the art while listening to the music.
#art #love #abstract #pondering #spirit
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