Day 346

Organic Interbeing: Inspired by bell hooks’ Quote “interbeing and interdependency as the organic relationship of all living things” Ink on paper When I first read bell hook’s writing, her words slipped past my fingers as the pages turned, her words seeped into me.  Eleven words in hooks’ book “The Will to Change” reminded me that…

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Day 341

Imagination and Reality or Chromoluminarism: Inspired by Neo-Impressionsim Acrylic on canvas In 1886, art critic Félix Fénéon coined the term Neo-Impressionism. The movement began with Georges Seurat’s painting “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte”. Seurat used a painting technique called “divisionism” or “Chromoluminarism”: instead of mixing colors, Seurat placed colorful dots next to each other…

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Day 338

Grace Lin: Within the Spiral Eye Watercolor, ink, India ink on paper Stories have the power to transport us into other places, other times, and into the lives other people. Only within stories do we even get close to becoming someone else. The sometimes fictional recounting of life and thought and emotion, the act of…

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Day 334

Childhood, Connection, and a Collection of Sevens: Inspired by Jamie Sams and Native American Medicine India ink on paper My childhood isn’t over. Some say that childhood ends when you turn 18 but as I near my 19th year, I feel closer to my childhood every day. When I was little, I knew how to…

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Day 331

Rajmohan Gandhi: Turning Potential into Reality Ink, India ink, watercolor, gouache on paper Nearly one year ago, spring brought out my restless self, a self who needed dedication and focus, who needed meaning and inspiration. And to find these things, I looked behind me. There in my history, set aside on a shelf, unpracticed and…

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Day 324

In Which A Story Unfolds: Chapter Fourteen* Ink on paper *Before you read the end, begin at the beginning:  Chapter One The sun rose as a breeze blew, as the pond rippled, as the birds sang.  She awoke to all this, with a question in lodged her heart, “who am I?” she wondered. All day…

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Day 323

In Which A Story Unfolds: Chapter Thirteen* Ink on paper This story belongs with the preceding posts, read in chronological order: “One”, “Two“, “Three“, “Four“, “Five” “Six”, “Seven“, “Eight“, “Nine“, “Ten“, “Eleven“, “Twelve“. And so she went about the island, saying goodbye to the birds and animals and plants, packing away memories and nostalgia.  And…

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