I finished with "I Dreamt of Africa". You can see that I wound up in a different place than where I started. I suppose that's a little bit of a parallel with my life. I started out with a plan when I was younger but so many twists and turns in the world and here I am living in the middle of no where in Colorado when I grew up in western Pa. I love the way things turned out rather than that sterile plan I had at such a young and inexperienced age.
I learn that way through art as well. I was once asked "What do you want your art to say?" My answer was "It speaks to me" In the beginning of creating a piece I will have a basic idea of what I want to do but then I get lost in the flow of creating and the piece just starts to come alive and suggest other avenues that I should explore. In the 1st version that I sketched I had the background very literal. As I was working on it "literal" was just not what I was feeling. I wanted the black & white of the zebras to pop against a more abstract version of a sunset. (If you scroll down all of the way you will see the pics)
2 of my pieces will be part of the exhibition Mosaics: Cutting edges at the 910 Arts Gallery in Denver CO Nov 4 - Dec 12 "Old Blue Eyes" & "Shades of Grey" I will be there opening night & possibly Nov 18 (3rd Friday) Hopefully I will see some of you there!
The leaves this year in Southern Colorado are just gorgeous! This is a bold statement but in all of my 18 years in Colorado I'm pretty sure that this is the most spectacular fall that I have seen! I had to add a few pics so you could see it too!
I will leave you with this quote because the older I get the more I realize how true it is!
People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because sometimes life goes away too quickly -- Andy Warhol
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