artjournal · MY ART

wondering…

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Today I was working on this drawing/painting. I’ve already worked on it a lot on various occasions. But I never really liked the way it turned out. The only part I really liked was the part on the above right side. Since I kept wresting with the whole thing today once again, I decided to keep only that part and just paint away the rest. Now it is talking to me again. Not finished, I think, but we’re back on track together.

Maybe the proces of this piece of art is telling me that it is okay to be radical sometimes, that it is okay to cut things out of my life that don’t work or that I don’t like.

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where do I live…

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‘where do I live…”‘, collage, mixed media

What I create always has something to do with where my heart and mind are. This piece of art is obviously about living. Our house and garden need a lot of care and repair. It is an old house, which makes that there are always things that need attending to. And these last years I’ve let slip things a little bit, … eh… a lot. After spending a week in Spain I have some renewed energy and ideas to do more and to look at our house with fresh eyes.  It will never be a neatly kept place. We’re not the kind of people who need that, I guess. I love some mess and chaos around me. But a bit more order will give more room to life.

Here is to organized chaos!