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December 31, 2008

MOTTO FOR 2009

Goethe on commitment

A happy New Year to everyone. May all conflicts be resolved peacefully and wisely.

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December 24, 2008

END OF YEAR GREETINGS

To all my blogging and non-blogging friends, regular and irregular visitors, commenters and non-commenters, a very happy Christmas, Hanukah and/or however else you celebrate, and may 2009 bring peace and joy and good will and creative enthusiasm to all.

2008 season's greetings

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December 19, 2008

SHOE WITH SOUL

Shoe with Soul

UPDATE: I sent the above image to the Letters page of my local paper, the Camden New Journal and they printed it (December 23) under the heading: BUSH SHOE ATTACK WAS A REAL FEAT.

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December 14, 2008

OFF THE WALL

All of a sudden I got the urge to paint the wall behind my shawl-covered keyboard to look like it was a space extending beyond the room. So I got out the acrylics and the brushes and started following the lines and colours of the beautiful ethnic shawl as if they were penetrating the wall. I love the feeling of painting on the large solid surface of a wall, so much more satisfying than canvas or paper. That's what drew me to study mural painting in Mexico and later I actually was a mural painter for a while - I'm gathering some photos which I'll post on another page shortly.

Anyway the current project is under way and has gone through various changes, some of which I photographed. I'll post the final result when ready. Following a creative impulse without making a plan as to where it's going has unexpected results and so now there's also a trompe l'oeil version of a small painting/construction on the adjoining wall.

current state of painted wall

first state, painted wall second state, painted wall

Maybe I'll get inspired to learn to play the keyboard again.

qarrtsiluni has published some pages of mine from Revelation in their current theme of Journaling the Apocalypse. Go see!

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December 2, 2008

GHOST RECONSTRUCTED

And here, after a bit of plastic surgery, is how she might have looked before she became entangled in underwear. I think she's either a nun or an Arab woman. Either way she doesn't look too happy.

Reconstructed ghost

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