Chapters

18 September 2012

Question Reality

I had an extra day off this weekend and yet time still seemed to slip through my fingers - leaving still with chores undone and art not made. I did manage to make this small 6" X 6" mixed media piece. 

I've been enjoying using Ampersand panels as my substrate. They are rock solid, take absolutely anything I can throw on it and are available in a plethora of perfect sizes and surface options. This was painted on an Aqua Board since I was using my favorite watercolors. I've also been using their Artist's Panels with a .75" cradle which I like the best because the cradle makes hanging so easy. I guess that theses flat panels could be hung with something like a "Command" adhesive strip though - so I guess that's not a huge thing.

I named it 'Question Reality' because that's what I seem to have been doing a lot of lately. I've been thinking about how what I think affects how I feel and that in turn effects what my 'reality' is. I've been doing a mental mambo considering the reality of routines of life. I've been surprised how much I have become a creature of routine and how much I seem to dislike my 'routine boat' being rocked. There was a time in my life when I really did not have much of a routine. My work life was composed of working rotating shifts with different days off each week and I moved a lot as I climbed the proverbial 'ladder'. All of that 'climbing' and moving and shifting left me empty and without roots.

I've come to appreciate the roots I now have and routines that make my life comfortable and somewhat predictable. There was a time when I disliked predictability but what I didn't realize at that time is that we all need some place of stability - some safe platform from which to dive off into the  future. I'm grateful for the routines in my life and for my quiet reality - in all of it's routine, predictable, comfort!

'Question Reality' is offered for sale- or maybe I'll keep it as a gift if it sits at home too long!

Happy Mid-Week to all.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely. I question reality when I realize I thought I had gotten the kids out of the house, but they keep coming back! lol

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  2. You didn't say how much? Lovely. Hugs.

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