Thursday, January 26, 2012

Everyday is a Beautiful Day in Paradise

Snow on bamboo

We had our first snow of the season.  

In the beginning, I walked up Mt Erie.  Later we were all restricted to our homes.  Later still, I tried for a walk but just managed to fall.  It seemed, this year, giving it up to snow was a lot easier for generally everyone.  We simply shut down.  No use to fight it.

Snow people laugh at us,  jokes are told, we are considered pansies.   In our defense I must remind the laughers that, here in the Puget Sound area, we don't really have the funds to support a major snow clean up  not to mention the hill factor.   Imagine San Francisco with 6"+ of snow and ice and you get the picture.

There is a saying:  'If you don't like the weather
just wait awhile and it will change'.

Today is a clear, cold, beautiful day.

View from Skyline looking southwest

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some goals

Untitled Neckpiece 30x1.5" sterling silver;  Kathleen Faulkner

Another year:  Art Talk is two years old this month.  I must admit that I'm proud of myself for sticking with it this long.

Someone said that every drawing is a self portrait.  I tend to believe that to be true of all mediums and, if that's the case, I've put myself out there to the whole world  as all artists do when their work is viewed by the public.  The good news is that this blog is a vehicle for connection.  I feel like I'm talking to a friend when I write these posts.

I have two goals for this blog:  a place to view my work and think about art and a place to be reminded, now and then, of the mystery and beauty of wild places; vital, living environments that should be allowed to exist simply because they exist.

My hope is to move someone, somewhere, 
a millionth of an inch*

“Have big dreams but focus only on what you can control: your own thoughts, words and actions. This was Gandhi’s way … in the words of poet Gary Snyder,
our job is to move the world a millionth of an inch.”
Eboo Patel