Playing with Inspiration

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Two new works in mixed media and chalk pastels. Dimensions 30cm x 42cm.

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Untitled (Acrylic)

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Day 87.

Currently rereading Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn. I read it once before over a year ago and see that I have underlined more passages than I have done in any school text.

The passages that struck me then as particularly resonant are today even more so. I’m grateful to have made indications to such passages as I know they are they’re readily accessible to me whenever the need for sustenance arises.

On the pursuit of gaining an understanding of himself he says

I couldn’t afford to leave things hanging in suspense that way- the mystery was too intriguing. Even if I had to rub myself like a cat against every human being I encountered, I was going to get to the bottom of it. Rub long enough and hard enough and the spark will come

The painting is a new work in acrylic.

Hidden Door (Chalk pastel)

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Day 52.

The hidden door houses a store of essentials unknown to us until the time we need them most. At that moment  the door appears magically and yields to us a treasure that eluded us until now.  In grasping the gift the door dissolves until we need it again.

Lately I am feeling like a woman of infinite resources but I have many tricks to learn. I’m grateful for the hidden door.