Day 140

 Eye in the Sky Found in Darkness: Inspired by Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” Acrylic on canvas From a life of observation, I’ve noticed that much of life is rooted in polarizations: woman/man, right/wrong, us/them, on/off, you/ me, night/day. And we, as people, get so caught up in one side or an other, we lose sight…

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Day 138

Tahlia: What it Takes to be the Future: Inspired by Kate DiCamillo and Chiaroscuro Graphite, watercolor, gouache on paper Thanks to Tahlia, I got to revisit one of my favorite authors. Kate DiCamillo‘s stories infuse themselves into you. Her name whisks me to the far-off afternoons of childhood, listening to my mother read aloud. DiCamillo’s books…

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Day 133

Natural Forms of Time Management: Inspired by a White Oak Gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on paper Today’s piece was inspired by a leafy microcosm. The fall hues of golds, oranges, browns; the shifting light shining through; the intricacy of so much transition. Reminiscent of my childhood I stuffed my pockets with acorn caps and leaves as…

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Day 130

Recipe for Conscious Existence: Inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye and “yutori” Ink on paper The familiarity of Naomi Shihab Nye‘s poetry often spread from my family’s poetry shelf into my life. Shihab Nye’s collection of poems A Maze Me: Poems for Girls sat at an eye-level vantage point, beckoning me to unfold the dog-eared pages and enter…

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Day 125

Protect and Border and Greet: Inspired by Solitude and Rilke’s “Letters to a young poet” Gouache and ink on paper Poetry can transport us to moments, feelings, and human experience. Poetry can condense great vastnesses into something palatable and perhaps, even relatable. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke‘s Letters to a Young Poet have continuously nurtured my inspiration. When…

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