Tuesday, August 2, 2011

'and there came a day' ~ watercolors, oil pastels, gouache & casein paint in milton book

thank you all for your well wishes for the show! i think that it was a success... it's interesting to have people come up to you and tell you what they think this or that piece means - usually something that i'd never thought of in my wildest dreams! but people did resonate with my faces, and that is somehow very satisfying.

since i've come back i've been overcome by a 'silent spell'. i finished the milton book and have started in a new book. just taking it easy though, mostly. see what comes in next... i'm gonna take a small blogging break while everything settles and resettles...

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“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.”

~ Gregory Maguire, via tumblr


XO

19 comments:

  1. enjoy your quiet time..... glad to hear the show went well, and look forward to your return. xo

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  2. Enjoy! I look forward to seeing what spell your silent time casts over you.
    xo

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  3. this is the beauty of creating...the shadows speak in wondrous ways. the way dreams have meaning for each dreamer...art offers a thread of a story to all those who take the time to truly "see". sometimes it is a far different thread then the one we perceive, even as its creator.
    isn't this what we love about creating? the experience of sussing out life is rewarding in and of itself, ....yet long after the conjuring is complete the art goes on to interact in the eyes and hearts of others.
    art really is a verb;they way love should always be.

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  4. All your art shares such deep thoughts and beauty. I'm so pleased you got this news first hand. Blessings!
    Julie

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  5. I'll be watching for your return, my friend. best wishes for a quiet time of sorting, sus

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  6. I visited your friends blog and saw your wall, so fabulous Lynne. To see the work grouped together. What a great place for a show, a winery! My M.O.after a show is to stare out at the sky for about a week....and try to form coherent sentences when I speak. What grit you have for starting on a new project.
    I can't wait to see it when you are ready.
    xx
    julie

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  7. Enjoy the time playing in the light and dark. Sending love !

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  8. Rejuvenation requires a rest period. I hope you enjoy yours thoroughly.

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  9. P.S. she's a beauty in glorious color...and so dreamy. A self portrait for now?

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  10. enjoy your break....I'd love to see some pics of your exhibition if you have any :o)

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  11. I am not surprise to hear people connected with your faces! But it always feels interesting to hear about it!

    yes for some contemplation time, what better time than this as summer mosies into fall. eek, I can't believe I 'm saying that.

    And I love Vera, with her wistful look. She often wonders "is this all there is?" and feels like she's going through the motions. She keeps this a secret by keeping up appearances (hence the lovely necklace). I suspect she will have an encounter with a Buddhist nun on the subway that will forever change her life.

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  12. how wonderful that you feel good about your show! Yea. Blogging does something similar, comments on what we share, I love seeing my art through other peoples eyes.... lovely day to you.

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  13. ahhh that maguire quote... yes the shadow knows... xo

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  14. I am glad your show was good.
    Enjoy your time with your self and see who shows uo..
    Katelen

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  15. Wonderful to hear, that you are happy with your show !!! Your faces have a very special expression, that in my believe touches the soul.... wonderful work Lynne !!!

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  16. Congratulations on the exhibition. And I hope you are enjoying every minute of your blogging break.

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  17. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. I think it's cool that people have different interpretations of our work than we do; they're looking at it through their own individual lens- the one their lives have ground for them. It's fun, too, to hear what they think, isn't it? Have fun taking a break, relaxing and just being your sweet self!

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  18. I'm so happy to see your lovely faces after my blogging break. Hope you enjoy yours--I think it's important to step away now and then to get your spark back. Glad your show went well!

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  19. So pleased your show was a success Lynne. No surprise that people were drawn to your faces. I suppose it's a bit of an anticlimax now that it's over but you are doing the best thing.... taking it slow and allowing inspiration to happen when the time is right. I believe creativity continues to brew beneath the surface without one even being aware of it.

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