It’s a couple of days after Valentine’s. I feel like a castle dweller, sitting in my upstairs apartment, watching snow drift down outside. Shivering because I keep a chilly castle! But I have plenty of coffee.
I missed work for the first time in several months…feels like a guilty sort of pleasure to know that you really can’t get to work an hour away without taking a spill unless you’re lucky.
What a contrast to Saturday: I had a day off and went to Crystal Bridges to garner some inspiration. The weather was a glorious suntanned 70 degrees. Came back and immediately fell into art like it was a vice I’d forgotten I had….
Sometimes it can be a vice. It takes you away from everyone. It makes you spend money and lose sleep.
But what a beautiful thing it is…so subjective you can’t even pin it down.
I overheard some people in the museum discussing composition and lines in a painting. I’m afraid they might not have liked me very much if they’d known: I look at colors, faces and detail. It’s not so much the geometry of the work, though I love the use of negative spaces in composition.
We all have our own particular way to see. Art can speak anyone’s language, but only particular art/artists speak yours and mine.
And that’s my snow day discussion!
Two versions of the book cover, with the logo and effects for the front cover text changed. Which is your favorite? Updated–the last 2 are the newest versions, one with the Penworthy Press logo on the back and one without. I kind of like the logo on the back, your thoughts?