Day 154

My Coincidence Goes Like This: Inspired by Abstract Art and Piet Mondrian Acrylic on paper   Abstract art sits through the ages, connecting and supporting our malleability. Today’s piece was inspired not just by the perceptive power of abstract art but by a stroke of coincidence. If, like me, you research enough, through different resources,…

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Day 149: The Creative Meanderings #2

The Truth About Self, It’s a Process: Inspired by James Baldwin’s Essay “The Creative Process” Graphite on paper, courtesy of the digital world. The Creative Meanderings #2: Inspration and “the creative process”  Perhaps art is the link between people and our changing lives. A common question since the beginning of the CognEYEzant project is, “have…

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Day 145

Amytess: The Infinite Within Us: Inspired by infinity and Nayyirah Waheed’s poem* Watercolor on paper This summer I met Amytess. We were both at a political rally: she was working, I was absorbing. In my view, politics aren’t about candidates, but about the people–like Amytess– who work, who dream, who listen, who connect. And these people help…

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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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