About The Girl

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Not-so-silent observations that splinter my conversations. Harnessing the steady flow of random thoughts and musings that continuously interrupt my daily conversations. Paired here with my artwork and photographs from recent adventures. Non sequitur (pronounced \ˈnän-ˈse-kwə-tər\)- a response which, due to its apparent lack of meaning relative to its context, seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Apparently I needed this...

I am an indestructible romantic. How can it be? I suppose it's not something that can be reasoned. And here in the poem I've written for today's challenge my softer side is revealed.

I've signed on for a creativity challenge. Creativity Boot Camp.

Didn't I just finish telling someone I didn't need a kick in the $%! Well, I suppose this is of a different variety. While I'm a motivated, self-achiever, this boot camp is pushing me explore other mediums, inspiring me to step beyond my comfortable forms of expression and encouraging daily creative outbursts.

Today's assignment was to explore a medium that originally inspired us. Way back when. And to work with the word "drizzle."

Oooh! Such a deliciously descriptive word! Reminds me of messy afternoons, cooking and licking fingertips. Honey, maple and chocolate syrup. Butter cream frosting...

Or the steady drizzle of a rainy Northwest day...coating eyelashes and tree branches.

We were also given this quote: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

I was reminded of my need to add words, to speak to the art and clearly explain it for my audience. My words tend to accompany my pieces, arm-in-arm.

Today my piece combines my original photograph and poem...

If you remember back to when it all began, what originally inspired you? Is it possible to reconnect to that feeling, that medium, that moment of inspiration?

Are you willing to give it a try?!

Will what started as a drizzle develop into a deluge?