Day 254

Asking for Presence Watercolor and graphite on paper This week, inspiration led me to Maria Popova twice. Her work on Brain Pickings has nourished me, intellectually and creatively, for many years. While I was reviewing articles and inspirations from years past, I came across the Brain Pickings article “9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain…

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Day 253

Quentin Crisp: Morning Talking, Step Sitting Graphite and watercolor on paper Begin with the purple hat: a wide brim, tilted at a rakish angle. After the hat, turn to the face, a face removed from culture’s unaware noise, culture’s incessant noise. A face of elegance, poised in a moment of peace, a face rising itself…

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Day 252

Outside Time Window Lurking Ink, and a wee bit of gouache, on paper Light enters the room only through this window. Years ago, the window shattered when the snow fell from the roof. Years ago, the light crept in, in its downward shaft, catching the dust and maybe my imagination too. Outside the window, across…

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