I had a busy weekend experimenting with art -- drawing and painting mostly.
I watched a movie about Jean-Paul Basquiat and thought about how complete creative brilliance is such a delicate dance between inspiration and insanity. I don't know if it takes bravery or just complete abandon to open one's mind that much.
We also watched the second installment of the Showtime series The Borgias. The costumes and lighting were so inspiring -- I find myself wanting to draw and paint Renaissance people.
At Women and Books we are about to read These is My Words (for May). Come join us!
Love is strange and mysterious,
just like jelly beans.
Shadow and light in acrylics
Kim Klassen magic textures on a
Magnolia Bakery shot
Girl with Headband
"Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness."
Lizzi and Thauna at Besprinkled, asked
for a list of five things for which we are grateful.
I'm grateful for the love of my family and friends; without them I would be nothing. I'm grateful for each sunrise and each sunset. I'm grateful for animals and children--their honesty makes my heart smile. I'm grateful for people who are kind, when life is unexpectedly generous to anyone, and for butterflies, who are born from tiny cocoons and learn to soar.