Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, March 28, 2011

that BECOMING moment...

Finally painted a little 8x8 that I was pleased with that says spring and cherry blossoms. Sweet Farmer says, "why does her hair go out like that?"
and I say- BECAUSE. it's whimsical, nostalgic... he doesn't get it. But that's okay.
I start to paint a more realistic portrait
and there she goes on her own trail, her own story, her own little world.
It is one of my favorite travel destinations - that Alice-In Wonderland-rabbit-hole of my own imagination.
It is a room of my own.
Where do people go without this option in their lives? Is it arrogant of me to feel sorry for those who have lost the ability to imagine, to play, to design little vignettes, to paint their dreams, to write out the beats of their hearts, to sing from that sacred place . Where for moments in time there is no sense of failure or success, worry or demands.
 It is just YOU spilling out, breathing out, laying it out- one texture, one color, one line, one twist of the brush. Where you smile at this innate object before you as you watch the life energy poured into it become something tangible, touchable, like the cherry bud that became the blossom overnight.
Don't you love that becoming moment?


Rebecca Anthony said...

Unbelievable!! I almost thought it was a cushion. How cool would that be?!!

Andrew Green said...

Beautiful work there!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh do I ever love
that becoming moment!
And your painting.
And your words so
beautifully crafted.
I so get what you mean.
I'm grateful when they come
and hungry for more.
Thanks for the

Poetic Artist said...

Moments to cherish and always wanting more of those moments.
Wonderful piece and full of beauty.

Kay said...

you are so right. I love those moments.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well said! I wish everyone would take the time to treasure those moments! I am holding the product of one of those moments in my hand right this very minute...Gary just came in with the mail and Amy's book is here! I'm heading outside to drink in this beautiful spring afternoon and savor Amy's voice.

Buffy said...

I love her,especially her hair! And no you're not being arogant. I understand completely. I can't imagine not being able to live in my imaginary world whether it be a happy world or a sad world. It depends on what mood i'm in lol.

Diane said...

Yes imagination is a wonderful thing, and I love when people use it for their art--she's perfect!

Toyin O. said...

Yes, I love the becoming moments, that is an amazing potrait.

Karin Bartimole said...

yes indeed - it is the BEST, when imagination and creation meld into becoming!!! and your painting is a live with it - just wonderful!