Good Morning Sunshine! I am remiss, and I hope those following my blog will forgive me. Moving has been more of a challenge than I thought. Now, things are settling in again. Not totally, but more regular so I can return to writing, and I have a partial setup studio space/room.
We finally have some rain here, however, this means flash flooding. Lord knows the rain was needed, the lawn was nearly dead, and the flowers planted did not survive.
I have begun work on a goddess series. These are to be Shibui Found Image Art, so the foundation will need to work, that will be the tricky part.
My grandchildren have returned to school, so my 8-hour work day is back. prior they had kids club, but for the month of August, I enjoyed being Grammie. They have grown so much! I have a summer tan! LOL Tells you where they like to be! I am getting a kick out of cooking cookies for their lunches and putting on supper for all of us. I had missed cooking. It is simply nice to be able to make a regular size meal. Today it is fish chowder! LOL It is good to be a part of a family unit. Does mean adjusting, LOL. I love cuddling with the kids and teaching them things, reading to them.
I know how I can be me here. That was important to get to after living in Portland, the Hollis for so long.
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