Day 294

Memories of Beauty and Darkness: Inspired by Hygieia from Klimt’s Medicine and Mucha’s Salomé Watercolor, gouache, metallic paint on board In adolescence the world shifts and we reach out to catch bits of the world that filter though and are caught by our molting bodies. Within this altering space, Art Nouveau grounded me by giving…

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Day 293

In Responce to Fear: Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Quote “The thing to do is to grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” Ink on paper A year ago, I first met Zora Neale Hurston tucked away on a bookshelf. Their Eyes Were Watching God stared at me, making me…

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Day 289

The Idle Mind is the Daydream’s Playground: Inspired by Bertrand Russel’s Essay “In Praise of Idleness” and Manoush Zomorodi’s Book Bored and Brilliant Watercolor, ink and India ink on paper In his essay In Praise of Idleness, philosopher Bertrand Russell writes of the necessary role idleness plays in expansion. And I couldn’t agree more because,…

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Day 285

Uses for Idealism: A Finished Piece Gouache and ink on paper The dictionary describes idealism, philosophically*, as, “any of various systems of thought in which the objects of knowledge are held to be in some way dependent on the activity of mind.” Growing up, an ideal life unfolded within my imagination, a life I watched…

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Day 284

Wild Peace: Inspired by Wendell Berry’s poem The Peace of Wild Things India ink on paper The Peace of Wild Things is a point of stillness in this fast world. The words culmunate to remind us to remember that we are a part of Nature, and through our wilderness, we might find peace. You can…

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Day 283

Never looking, always watching: Inspired by The Guerrilla Girls’ Art Assignment “The Art of Complaining” Ink, graphite, and gouache on paper Art is a form of expression, just as it is a record keeper. Day 283 is inspired by those gorilla masks, the ones you just may have seen, that strengthen the art world, the…

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