Monday, April 20, 2015
I had one of those great conversations on sat, the kind where all of a sudden everyone is open and trusting and thoughtful and tuned in. I love those. But as much as I love the social and people, I also crave my time alone. Thats why I painted this field. I wanted to be alone in a warm golden field and just be.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Okay this is just one of the best times I have ever had in my life-and I am not kidding. I have always been enamored of history, puppets and theatre-and after playing with altoid dioramas for a few years I woke up this morning and it suddenly hit me-Punch and Judy!!!!!! that crazy duo that has been around for hundreds of years-I have stood in Covent Garden right next to the Plaque that declares the Punch and Judy sighted in the 1660s by Samuel Pepys. See that is how much of a geek I am. When reading Pepys diary (and if you haven't, oh what you have missed!!!!) I almost had an excitement heart attack when I came to the mention of Punch and Judy-Why you ask??? I have no earthly idea. Maybe it harks back to when I was in grade school and some marionette theatre would come every year and put on shows. I can still feel the thrill, watching those puppets, watching the story, completely absorbed and lost in it. It has been a secret dream to do puppet theatre.....oh, how many wonderfully impractical dreamy things I love to do--
so Punch and Judy-in an altoid can-with a back drop-now THAT was a GOOD day
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I sat in the Kerlan Collection a few months back(if you haven't gone, go, I saw the ORIGINAL GoodNight Moon drawings) with an original Rackham in my gloved hands, almost fainting with emotions.......it was like being in a candy store, or that movie Moscow on the Hudson when the Russian man fainted over all the choices of coffee...........
and so I have decided to just do it. Just do what I know I am good at. Just do what brings me joy...and maybe...someday I can bring that joy back to someone else sitting in a bookstore, turning that first page, diving headfirst into the story