Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tea & Sympathy
Mich- you are indeed a psychic friend! Your card was right on the money! I'm going through this creative period and beginning new projects. Sketching like a woman possessed , working on ideas for some paintings. I paint on a very large scale. So I've been attending a lot of art museums to get inspiration. I returned to the Huntington Library and went to the galleries and walked through the beautiful gardens. Taking in the gorgeous colors and shades of nature. I took Cat's advice and enjoyed luncheon in the Tea Room where I sipped tea and champagne and enjoyed an spread of goodies! Brought along a copy of Jack Kerouac's novel "The Subterraneans". Jack Kerouac is such a wondeful writer , a man that lived on the edge and wasn't afraid to bare his soul on paper and that is a true artist. It's not enough to write witty clever words or even to express things beautifully, an artist must show their inner demons and ghosts. And I'm not writing about the enchanting demons and ghosts Neil Gaiman writes about (although his books are delightful and full of charm) I'm writing about those darks corners of our souls that we are frighten to look into and exam. That is when art is the most powerful and true.
It was a lovely day. Plus, when I got home I found a package from UPS of six bottles of wine from my wine club! So tonight, I'll be sipping a glass or two, four hell why not a whole bottle of Castoro Cellar's finest vintage and drawing like mad!
Mich- do me a favor and put out a relationship card for me. Is love out there for me? Just wondering.