Close crop of vase (dandelion series #! ) ©Morri Thousands of emotions well up inside me throughout the day. They are released when I dance. -A Lincony ~ More to come on this new series and why dandelion or dandelions … Continue reading
I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me? – Rumi
This was painted for Flor500 ( I am #180 in Region 3 on the website). “BlueJacket aka Spiderworts” has been a special exhibition at a gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. It just came safely back to my door last week..thank you my very handsome UPS gentleman. hee hee
I selected this particular wildflower because I have always thought these small flowers so beautiful, and I am always captured by their wild messiness. They grow like large blades of grass unnoticed..until they burst apart exploding with tiny magic from within. Who would imagine something so simple could spill open with such seductive beauty?
Some people are like that.
Look for them..they are the wildflowers among us.
I am drawn to such souls.
Dancers of the same song. Maybe it’s you dear reader that found your way here?
Okay, as much as I wish not…
back to the real world.
I plan to start posting again. I’ve been working on my 2013 list..almost completed. I never imagined I would be saying almost seven months into the year. Yet..practicing patience was another goal and I am pleased to say I have. I did take time to post a short video of my work in the right margin here.
Getting organized does free up the energies. The studio is patiently waiting for full-time return. Among other things, I am to begin two new paintings..for a group exhibition entitled “Retrospective” coming February 14 2014. I’ll be with 17 other artists that had solo shows in this gallery..in my opinion, one of the loveliest in our areas. more on that soon.
Before I take leave–as I’ve said numerous times..I need music and I am always looking for something that moves or inspires me. Usually not main stream.
On this hot July night this sultry song is such..eerily beautiful.
You hold the key!
Zinnia Anew ©Morri
11″ x 14″ oil/canvas (click on image to enlarge)
how does your garden grow?
My garden dirt was growing impatient with me..
Sadly, I do not visit the garden often when coldness consumes the days. Winter lingered a bit too long, but I think he finally took leave of us.
Happily last week the zinnias were planted in the area under the first window, just beyond the herb urn. Please excuse the messiness and neglect of my garden area..I am in the throes of tidying up.
I do have a few other things planted and will add more along the way. I am thinking mostly flowers this year. Which means I will help the local farmers by purchasing vegetables from their gardens.
Alas, tonight I have a particular flower in mind.
I am quite fond of them. What they lack in fragrance, they make up for in other ways.
A few reasons I welcome them in my garden–
Speaking from practicality:
* Fairly disease resistant
* Hardy stems
* Little care
Speaking from the heart:
* Yummy bright colors
* Bees and butterflies are fond of them too
So if you come upon them, do study them closely. You will see a lot of diversity. Some will have one layer of petals, while others will have layers within layers..tiny flowers within flowers.
Colors within colors.
Thankfully, they are not prima donnas among the flowers (which some of my beloved roses and other flowers can be). Sort of zen flowers, they are.
Not only lovely to view, but as summer nears to
I can not believe I’ve only painted this one, until now. Here is the story of how it came to be…
This was painted for a class assignment some years ago. We had to have a series of choice..so I decided upon a series of floral paintings. One of my first attempts at painted energies around or within a subject.
My professor teased me saying it looked like an artichoke. At the time, it hurt my feelings a bit, but now his words make me smile.
Perhaps it does look like such.
Today I googled artichokes, and the base of the flower does resemble it. After seeing the google images I’ve fallen in love with the artichoke flowers..reminds me of thistles (a purple wild flower here that I love). So now I am on a quest to see if I can grow them next winter in our north Florida climate.
Yes, I see artichoke paintings..possibly within a series. hee hee
So thank you. Professor D. O. (P.S. I hope you are happier now).
Remember I am practicing patience–> one of my 2013 life changes. So though I am eager to place the petals on canvas..I am enjoying the process. From placing the seeds in prepared earth until their leaves make their way thru…
I love how it looks as though the two plants are gently touching. I confess, I have a problem thinning..culling out something so divine.
So I usually..do not.
I await the unfolding of the tiny petals. Like the little petal unfolding in this painting, from long ago.
Well, so much more I would like to share..but I must hush for now for it growing late.
Leaving you with my song of choice tonight…
Nocturne – Secret Garden
Spring of 2013
the beauty of nature.
to honor it.
I decided to focus on practicing patience in 2013, and I am happy to say I am doing fairly well in my practice!
At least..for the imperfect perfectionist that I am.
I feel like the precious little blackberry flower..
weaving through the shadows & obstacles
making way to the light!
I’ve been patiently weaving .. worldly obstacles aside to allow time and focus on things, of heart!
Making way for time in the studio, in the garden, nature, in another places near and far.
More time to connect with those I love and the beauty around me. More time to simply
along the way
capturing life thru the lens of my camera or painting ..
Yep..I’m feeling quite inspired and happy these days–in the beginning of spring.
into the land of enchantment
(leaving you with my song choice for this post)
I find it eerily inviting..I do so love yummy unique music.
garden of shadows
River Song ©Morri
24″ x 32″ acrylic/canvas
it has an answer,
it has a song.
It has been cold and gray here the last couple of days..so unlike Florida! Thus, my choice to post this painting. (**see a little story about this commissioned piece below)
Okay, back to the subject of orange
for one thing..
I LOVE the colour orange..I think I fell in love with it, by accident.
I never realized how much it finds its way into my art work and in my life. I’ve been organizing my studio and I started noticing how many pieces have orange in them! Now I am pondering painting my studio walls orange..at least one or two.
Orange makes me feel happy and WARM.
Okay..beyond art (which I am allowed to do on here) lol
* Note: I’m still deciding what I want this little blog to be about. Obviously, I am all about art..yet it’s not what I am ALL about. I have some artist friends that live and breathe art..competitively trying so hard to be a famous artist, I guess. I think I was on that train for a while..but grew weary of it. Not that I was obsessed with it..but you can get carried away with yourself especially with winning awards, prizes, and exhibitions. That is not what started my journey, and I refuse to let that define me as an artist or as a person. Either someone connects to my work (and me) or they don’t.
I will do as I initially intended here, just post about whatever suits my fancy..
which tends to be a lot. tee hee
So back to beyond art..
Like my scarves, of orange….
All ordered from Amazon (Prime, no doubt)
A girl (or guy) can never have too many scarves..agreed?
and beyond scarves…
Look at this colorful piece I found:
$2.00 on clearance
I think it is meant to be a strapless blouse, but for me it will be a skirt (top of the knee) paired with a black (or white) turtle neck, black tights & boots with a faded jeans jacket. For winter, of course..and yes, summer brings other possibilities for this little non-skirt.
Hmm…maybe I’ll start posting photos of what I throw together.
I thought blogging too time consuming, but I throughly enjoyed this and now I am thinking I will use the
time I was spending on facebook.
Note: I think I am over Facebook! They control that world..they keep changing things up (especially the business pages). My other reason is I often find it SO fake and plastic..like back in middle school days or something. Here’s a little secret…I recently made my “friends” list private, and this week I deleted some of them. Guess what, they’ll never even notice. ;~)
So after writing this today…I’ve decided this is the right venue for me and if people find me and feel a connection all the merrier! If no one does..what a great diary/journal since I am far too lazy to keep one the old-fashioned way (I’ve abandoned far too many of those).
Before I hush for now…My song for this post is by the lovely Vicci Martinez <–check out her website!
A powerful message to me and if you wish, to you…
(bringing more orange into my world..and limited time on Facebook)
ta ta ’til next time,
seek inspiration & seek to inspire,
** Note: River Song was commissioned for the cover of a directory. Then the painting was in the collection of the owners of the publishing company. It hung in a few local community and government places in our county and was to be moved across the river to another county to a permanent location. I was commissioned to create another painting this year, but the one of the owners became seriously ill during the process last year. Some other things unfolded (like the economy)..anyway, there was discussion of using the River Song image for another directory in another county. I finally asked about simply having the painting back and calling it even…they finally agreed. I am happy to have the little red-winged blackbird singing on my wall now.