19.10.12 + catching up

 

I’ve been traveling in regional Queensland and discovered that the internet connection urbanites take for granted isn’t always easily accessible. Or that if it exists at all, the speeds are reminiscent of the old dial-up days, meaning that uploading images involves a great deal of patience. There’s also been a great deal of driving and other delightful distractions…

Back at base now, I’m catching up. Apologies to the dear friends and fellow-bloggers who are subscribed to this blog and support me in this little project …

 

daily details 19.10.12 - miriam louisa simons

 

acetate, images of personal artworks cut and woven, acrylics


I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.

– John Cage


05.10.12

 

daily details 05.10.12

 

stained, distressed canvas, gauze, wooden slats, copper wire


Merely painting pictures or being trained to paint them
or writing a poem occasionally is not what I mean by creativity.
Creativity is something entirely different, and it comes into being
when there is no concern or fear of oneself clothed in the form of virtue,
or concern for oneself socially, economically, politically.
When that concern, that fear ceases, there is creativity.

– J Krishnamurti


28.09.12

 

daily details 28.09.12

 

stained and distressed canvas, acrylic paints, market basket fragment, bamboo, sea shells, linen thread


There is a curiously sharp sense of joy or mild ecstasy
that comes when you find the particular form required for your creation:
… the experience of “This is the way things are meant to be.”
We participate for a moment in the myth of creation,
and at the same time know more vividly our own limitations.

– Rollo May


one Italian summer …