Sunday, August 1, 2010

Looking at things differently

I gave my mom some watercolors a few years before she died. She was a very artsy person and I thought it would give her a new purpose. Even if she didn't start painting, I told her, it would influence the way she saw things.

I finally saw Rivers and Tides (a movie about Andy Goldsworthy and his work) last night. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it -- and watch it on your porch at night-no lights. (Lyndy turned me on to this)

Goldsworthy's work is breath taking and INSPIRING! When he tried to explain how he saw things and what questions it brought to mind he often just couldn't explain and would fade off into a deeper place in the universe.

On a lighter side, it was visually beautiful and intriguing .

Some of the film was shot on his farm in Scotland and I especially liked the part with his sheep and what he does with some of their fleece (two more exciting uses for fleece).

I begin this week with new creative inspiration and a pledge to create some kind of sculpture before week's end.
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  1. wow Susan, you've outdone yourself this time. I LOVE that picture of your driveway. I have no idea why. And the music? perfect! Next time we get together (when is that anyway?) I'll help you remove the last frames so the pictures repeat themselves right away. This was an awesome blog!!!!

  2. Drawing and sketching does make one look at things differently.