I woke up to a cerulean blue sky, a wonderful, cloudless sky above tall maples that line the road in front of my home, they rise a bit higher because the land crests on that side of the hill.
I am ready to write with black coffee, a small raspberry bar set under the Tiffany dragonfly light on my left. I love Tiffany, this one is a reproduction. I love my writing desk, its a part of the coziness I have created in the living room. Four favorite vases line the wall, a brightly painted antique vase with dried flowers in it, a Poole Pottery vase from a friend from England, a much smaller purple ceramic vase Thomas made, and one that is a very small pitcher that looks like a crow. Both Tom’s vase and this crow hold my fountain pens and pencils, a fingernail file and tweezers.
I can look out the window, know when the mail man is done his weekly ritual. Once he has gone I can check for pen pal letters. I have created a very welcoming, warm room. Perfect to write in. It is important to have such a space separate from my art. I have to remember my poor house plants as they are in the studio because the sun comes in through the windows. Perfect for them!
My focus has been on writing more than art at this time. There is a great deal of prepared art to use in the manual. The focus is to write my blog, and wrap up the instruction manual for Shibui Found Image Art. I love to write. It’s always been poetry or writing___. Research as well. Best wishes!
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj