threaten to slay me
flay me, cut me in 2.
Acknowledging their power and potential
I stand up and create
I refuse to deflate
I make more meaning
Create brighter light
For my right
To evade the Dark Night.
Ads in The New York Times Magazine inspired this watercolor.
He painted his entire adult life. As he aged, his eyesight failed, but he continued to paint despite a condition that shut down the creative output of many of his peers. In fact, his vision was terribly impaired when he painted his most famous works. He persisted.
This morning, I considered Monet when I sat down with my practice journal. I vow to persist.
Create Every day. That’s my motto. Be a maker, a baker, a writer, poet, painter. Be a parent, a gardener, musician, caregiver. Create. Every Day!
I’ve created art all my life. I received my first oil painting kit when I was 8 or 10; (Do you remember, Mom?) and I never stopped making. I rarely shared my work, but that’s changing.
Here is one of the recents:
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