november 10, 2017

11-10-17 "solstice"
11-10-17 “solstice”

8×6″ acrylic on paper

I know, it’s not the solstice and I should wait to post this until then. But this is what I worked on this week (in addition to a few other things, but this is done, I think), so it’s this week’s not-so-daily jane. This started out much rougher, sketchier. But then my organizer-brain took over and decided it needed to be tidier. *sigh* I still don’t know when to stop, sometimes. But here it is (for now).

october 6, 2017

10-6-17 "waltzes not walls"
10-6-17 “waltzes not walls”

8″x8″ acrylic on paper

The title of this painting is from one of the hashtags for an arts-based celebration (Minuet MANY Unity Celebration) scheduled for tomorrow in opposition to the Iowa Minutemen (militia) meeting here this weekend. Does the painting have anything to do with it? Not really, but it’s on my mind, so it’s what came to me as I was considering a title. Hoping for the rain to stop so the youth orchestra can play on the capitol grounds! #MinuetsNotMilitias #WaltzesNotWalls

october 4, 2017

10-04-17 "facing the other"
10-04-17 “facing the other”

acrylic on paper

I bought a new hot press watercolor block which is perfect for these colorful scrape paintings. Less is more. This will probably contain a poem at some point. For now, enjoy the colors (which seem a little more saturated in real life) and forms.