After checking today’s SilverSneakers reblog about “carry” exercise, I have some fun morning chores laid out today — get a new belt for my now saggy pants (see the new My Yesterday in Pictures post) at one of Sheila’s many store-favs, Kohl’s 😊; then onto Michaels across the road to see if I can find a 1/4 inch mop brush I like. The one’s I have right now are way too big for my current needs, lol!
After that, home for a concentrated day of art related activity – set up my new projector, see ‘bout hooking up my iPhone to it, and trying out how clear the projected images show up; plus, have to prep an 80’s abstract for delivery to my 1st art venue with Creative Arts Society since about 2010 when we moved to Galveston, then Vermont, after Sheila & I both retired (and then went on to Paris for a bit).
This abstract is unfortunately on paper, and was framed a long time ago, lol! I need to take the red metal frame apart and clean both the glass and the mat of dust etc. In the “old” days I had a full framing table set up, but not anymore! But I’ll get it done. Delivery for hanging through the end of the year is Monday morning. I’ll be sure & do pictures and a post on that after 😊
It’s supposed to be a gorgeous sunny day in the 70s!
Gonna hold the weatherman to it! 😊
Listening to Stevie Nicks (circa ‘81) – Edge of Seventeen (live & recorded versions), Rhiannon, Stop Dragging My Heart Around (w/Tom Petty), Leather and Lace (w/Don Henley – Eagles) ; Mel Carter (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – ‘65) ; Those Magic Changes (Grease – ‘78)
Yesterday was a brutally satisfying day of chores, early rising, the grandson, exercising, grocery stores, weather, and art material deliveries via Amazon. But I want to carry on a tiny bit more about music, carrying forward from yesterday’s My Day Ahead post (with memories of listening to Bruce Springsteen ❤️ )
Music, evidently, links areas of the brain not normally lighting up together, has parallels to cursive writing, and may by-pass parts of the brain to help folks dealing with Parkinson’s Disease!
And of course, music crosses cultures and languages across vast ages.
I believe most if not all the arts do something similar.
Speak to all people – touch us deeply.
Whether the art is visual or audible or tactile, or combinations of any of our senses and imaginations, it touches us somehow.
A visual work of art sends light waves to our eyes that touch sensors that suggest through associations within us, feelings and memories, hopes and dreams, ideas and plans.
Each art form touches us distinctly and immediately.
It is our gift. It is our treasure.
It is us…. 💕
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- May 17, 2022 – I Have a Lot of Happenings ( art & personal ) This Week, But Still Finding Moments To Start a New Painting : Morning’s PromiseIt’s nice to dance the surface of my canvas as needed. And able ☺️ And right now, a light step, at an easy pace, may give me the time – and energy – to get more than a handful of other needed things also done this week. Not a bad compromise. For now 😊
- May 16, 2022 – New Diptych : “Freedom” Almost Finished, Panels Need Signing ( front & back )And what I’ve come across figuring out how to make prints of this that folks can work with, ie, close to or within standard size dimensions, was how to get a 22×28 image convert into – in 2 examples – an 8×10 or 12×18, and I came up with this as a starting prototype….
- May 15, 2022 – My Most Viewed Image this Past Week @FineArtAmerica, “Spring Rising”I’d done a lot of deep or darker night-like paintings for a bit, so it felt pretty nice to lighten up my palette for awhile. Working back & forth, from the two approaches – playing the potential good from both approaches seems to suit my Libra middle, lol!
- May 14, 2022 – My 1st Classical Stretch Workout with Miranda Esmonde-White ( via YouTube ) in Many Months!Though similar to SilverSneakers’ classes, Miranda’s classes focus largely on making the fascia network in our bodies more fluid. Some movements are very similar, but more extended, dance-like, reflecting Miranda’s ballerina and dance background!
- May 13, 2022 – “Angel” in AVAA’s 1st Austin Art Space Gallery and Studio Group Show in a Long Time!Just a very quick post to announce that my 18×24 inch acrylic on stretched canvas, Angel – has been accepted into Austin Visual Arts Association’s ( AVAA) 1st group show since ( I believe ) the pandemic. Definitely been a long time coming and feels great to be able to be showing with this long time Austin art association again! 😊
- May 12, 2022 – Updated My #Twitter Header Image and Pinned TweetThough Twitter’s future is up in the air, or ether, or virtual landscape; and my own “footprint” there and social media in general is micro-whatever, lol! — it’s still my micro existence, and I want to care for it best I can 😊
- May 11, 2022 – Reblog / Review : Joan Mitchell, “I carry my landscapes around with me” – #Polyptychs…my reading of Joan Mitchell’s work – while often including much of that same connection, speaks more directly to me about the impact of the canvas before me in that process. Especially most specifically in regard to Joan’s work with multi-panel / multi-canvas works of art – ie, polyptychs!
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