All I Need I
Original Post August 14, 2021
All I Need pt I. Oil on canvas 24x24”. Sold before it was even for sale!
[It's been brought to my attention that my content, everything I've ever put on instagram, I don't own. If social media collapses, so does everything I've written about my work. I'll be going through my posts working to transfer my work, thoughtful captions, etc to my own blog, The Easel Weasel,.This is a visual autopsy of sorts until we get caught up to present day! Some of these I will repost to the gram as I think it’s insane to look back on my journey these past 2 years.]
You may not agree, you may not care, but
if you are looking at this new series of paintings, you should know that of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: birds without cages.
I did not have an intent to paint this. In fact, I had planned to paint a deer yesterday. But these two showed up in the studio and brought a few more with them. I’ve learned over time, not to fight these visitors and force my own agenda. So, here we are. This is my white flag. This is surrendering to the creative process.
This is “All I need” part I of the series and the only one that did not get scanned as a print, sadly.
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” -MaryOliver
Don’t fight it, lean into the fire
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