Sunday, May 22, 2011


I've been thinking about dreams, about bad dreams in particular, where primordial creatures represent our deepest fears. Someone recently told me about such a dream, and it reminded me of all the similar dreams I've had over the years. Which brings me to this painting, and my thoughts and feelings making it - how those beings in my dreams represent not only my own fear but my own strength, my ability to fight on my own behalf.

I think we all have strengths untapped, inner dragons and demons and sloths, layer upon layer of them, that can be our most loyal and steadfast allies, if only we turn our unflinching attention their way.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Patternalia Continues

There are other creative projects in the works, but right now, my weekly pattern regimen is the anchor. Here's this week's installment, moving toward eclectic simplicity:

I was going to make color variations but my computer crashed last night and I lost the working files. For now, this will have to suffice.

And here's another twist on the Morning Glory theme:

Monday, May 9, 2011


Morning Glory

In my last entry, I gave myself an assignment: a series of textile patterns within the same nine-color palette, one each week.

Okay so I'm behind a week. Sue me.

Better yet, let me make it up to you with an extra pattern and a few color variations.

And here's this week's bonus pattern:

Amish Bubbles