Monday, March 25, 2013

everything will eventually sprout

Happy Spring! However, it is snowing outside at the moment, so it doesn't quite feel like Spring yet.

I am going crazy from this never ending Winter.

What's that Emily Dickinson quote? "A little madness in the Spring is even wholesome for the King."  Quite right.

So what's a girl to do, but make some floating head drawings? Haha. I actually enjoy digging through my portfolio and finding old paint prepped paper that was never used.  It can sit in there for years, move with us several times before its even considered for use. But I like that. The paper has some history before it even becomes a finished painting.  These heads actually make me think of ghosts or ancestors, or just memories floating around somewhere still.

Have you ever seen the movie "The Secret"? Watch it sometime.  I am a sucker for these types of things. It's basically about the law of attraction. (The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that "like attracts like" and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results) 
The movie itself isn't that mind blowing, but I support the premise. I think anything you focus on a regular basis is eventually going to come into fruition, whether those are positive or negative things, that's up to you. Hopefully they're positive things. Anyhow, it gave me an idea for a project.  I want to do a drawing a week for a year based on this idea.  52 portraits. No rules other than they are going to be drawings of things I want  for myself, for someone I know, the world... I had been toying around with this idea after I made a little doodle of a house for sale that I liked from the newspaper.  I figure if some claim the law of attraction works by mere thought, what if one focused that energy into recreating those thoughts into some other form? A physical object like a work of art. I guess we'll see. Hopefully, Spring will truly be here by next time I write.


  1. I'm here via your Day in the Artist's Life post on A Beautiful Party. I'm enjoying your blog and just had to stop and comment on this particular post.
    First of all I love the Secret too. I've seen the documentary as well and it's as you said, so-so, but I love it and the book because I really believe in the idea of the Law of Attraction. Because of that I LOVE your idea of doing a drawing each week of something you want! Seriously! What a great project idea. I want to do that too :D

    1. Thanks Robin :) Have you ever read Instructions for Happiness and Success? That is a good book too, focusing a lot on the laws of attraction. I put that project on the back burner, want to start it at the beginning of the year in January 2014. Thanks for checking out my blog!