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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Brook

Brook
Oil on canvas, 12x12, not for sale

I have to say that I am on a roll with the pet portraits this week. I've found something new in my painting, something that is better, and lighter, and richer, and more buoyant  - something that delights me more each time.

Isn't that amazing? Isn't it reassuring? But how does it happen? How does work change? How do new ideas spring out of old ones? How does the soul, or spirit, or both, steer themselves towards new joys?

I do not know the answer, I only know it's true. I only know that somewhere deep within us, somewhere that is quiet and exuberant, there is something pure and shining and solid and ever-changing - and if we can find it, if we can let ourselves hear it or see it or experience it, everything changes.


4 comments:

Sheila said...

This made me smile!! Awesome job!

Patrice said...

Often when I browse through the postings of my favorite blogging artists, I look at the work but skim the prose...

With you, I read every word because you are gifted with words as well as images, and your words are so often filled with the joy of creating.

Brook is wonderful. I can see what you mean.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks for this! It is so sweet of you. I try to make these posts short and tight, you know? No one has time. If you people are taking time to look at my paintings, it is up to me, I think, to write as well as I can. Sometimes I make it, sometimes I don't. Like so much else!

Life worth living said...

Really nice :D
Keep it up.