Friday, May 13, 2016

At the Loom
This morning I uploaded a painting that I completed this week.  I have a fascination with all things textile including weaving.  Though I do not (yet) own a loom or have the slightest knowledge about how to use one, I dream of learning.

I think part of me is hoping that my life is like a woven journey and that the key thread is God.  He has made me and he is aware of my particular design and pattern.  His love brings consistency and order to each pass of the shuttle.  I think we all are part of a huge weave that is brilliant in color and resilient in strength.  Each individual thread counts.

At least that's the way I view it, through the Cottage Door today.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

River Music (from River People)
Wow!  I am super excited!  This week marks the beginning of a new venture in art.  I will begin with private lessons offered to two individuals this week, and then to a small group next week.  I have never yet felt confident enough or qualified in the least to teach others in the area of painting so I am telling myself I am simply "sharing" and that seems to calm my fears. The studio is prepared and I am working on some samples now.  I intend to see what kind of things the students ate most interested in, but I think that they'll have the most fun if they can let loose and let paint flow.  The painting above is from my River People series and it is inspired by a child on the river letting the wind and rain blow through her hair as her family steers the motorboat up the river.  Its something like my "students" and I will do next week, travel up new waters.  At least that's the way I see it, through the cottage door.  May God Bless each painting session.