Day 245

Stubborn Creative Unknown Practice: Inspired by Enrique Martinez Celaya’s Thoughts Graphite on vellum and the digital world The Creative Meanderings #4: A Case for Stubbornness Soon I learned that art needs stubbornness to survive, by survive I mean change and improve, and maybe even last. Since birth, I have been a stubborn person, adhered to…

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Day 243

Woodpecker Jungle Monkeys of My Youth Ink, watercolor, gouache on paper Dryocopus pileatus (pileated woodpeckers) inhabit the woods surrounding my house. When I was small, my mother said the birds’ calls belonged to monkeys. My sister and I knew better, we watched David Attenborough, and more importantly, we had never seen a monkey in our…

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Day 242

Languid Default: Inspired by Shrinking Cells and the Brain at Rest: Contemplate This part 2* Acrylic and gouache on paper Dr. Barbara Oakley‘s book A Mind for Numbers expresses the importance of the brain at rest, “During sleep, your cells shrink, causing a striking increase in the space between your cells. This is equivalent to…

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Day 240

Be Here: Do Not Project Now into Tomorrow Charcoal on paper After all,  this week was a long week,  and weeks like this, snowy, internal,  must be followed  by kind reflection. 

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Day 239

Power and a Fox: Inspired by Aminatta Forna’s article “Power Walking” and a Day of Foxes. Watercolor and gouache on paper Aminatta Forna‘s article Power Walking speaks and feels the truth of walking as a woman. A few months ago, this article stood sentinel on the magnet board in my hallway so that each of…

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