Stay Wild Child

Eye See, It's No Secret 24" x24"

i've been at the Poetry Gabriola Festival this weekend.....it has been soooo amazing.....spoken word and music, powerful performers who really lay it on the line.....emotional, heartfelt, heavy hitting, soul stirring.....  

Stay Wild Child 24" x 30"

at the end of the last two nights i have come back to my studio and thrown some paint around.....as you can see......the spoken word people are seriously fearless performers and it inspires me to be fearless also......both of these paintings have other work underneath....in the 1st one only the eye survived the creative flame....for now......and the woman and the words are from an old farm catalogue....i love the old timey look......these 2 pieces also kinda spring from my wild pony that i wrote about a couple of posts ago...remember? check it out....you'll see what i mean.....the bottom 2 pix are close-up shots....
Stay Wild Child detail

Stay Wild Child detail

Our Wild Soul Spirit

here are couple of paintings that have undergone a few transformations along the way (like me!).....the only thing that stayed the same, more or less, was the horse image in each of them....everything else has layers and layers and layers.....i'm pretty good with them both at this time, although i like the top one best, the yellow one, the wild horses....they really feel like spirited beings to me.... the pink "breathe" horse may still change, but "wild soul spirit" is going to stay....i think....ha ha...such is the process

 i like having the option of revisiting the work and revising it....it is not so easy to do this with glass, although i do....i make bracelets and wind chimes out of broken bowls and things....it works pretty well, lots of detail that way....

and, of course, the usual messages to myself...stay in touch with the wildness, and b r e a t h e.....ahhhh