The snow melted. Some warm days. Another winter storm on the way for the weekend. I was born in a snowstorm. Ok. It's February. Until it isn't.
Clouds. Because I have been playing with them, and I suppose, then, I have been thinking about them. Or is it the other way around?
More of a figurative shape for a loose patch, as opposed to the more basic shapes I work with. But then, clouds, they don't really have a shape. Maybe I can think about that. What can be built with shapeless?
I only put this post here today, to put a post here. I have nothing to say in any clear way. As always, just a lot of questions.
But I suppose I am just practicing, here, posting here, on a regular basis, getting in the swing of it, diary mode. Making sure all is working. But then noticing, suddenly, my growing tendency to space out, slow down, not worry. Lose my train of thought. How that seems to take me somewhere anyway. How I actually always enjoyed that. Need that. nesting
I am thinking about image. The language of it.
Is it, mostly, to talk to ourselves? Am I really, often, just an illustrator?
I added a smidge of shibori ribbon from Glennis. Woven right in. It goes a long way and because of the nature of the silk and the bias, it has a great liquid quality about it, pulls out of shape and conforms to my whims.
Great expression on that stray 💙
Remember those old Rambler station wagons? They were cool, good for rambling too 😀
I agree with Dee!
we had an old station wagon , my dad, we rambled to the sea and back a million times. and to the drive in but we kids would fall asleep in the back.
What you call talking to yourself and rambling, I call “thinking out loud”.
I find it helps me to focus when I allow myself to do so.
yes, the original streaming…ha…
grinning here, straight away because of the beast cloud and then the image of you in your t-shirt…..
with a cape! 😁
Your artwork and art words speak to a hidden need I bare to get people that I love to understand the wonderment of small beautiful things which seem to go unnoticed and deemed unimportant. Thank you again…….❤
“the wonderment of small beautiful things…” what a lovely thought.
I agree with Dee – “just” an illustrator cracks me up. I do not have the illustrator capability and find it marvelous. I’m content to ramble from wherever/whatever I am though..! in company of course 🙂
i feel like I am alone when I record, and then I share and I am not, and then I happy that it is accepted…
Rambling is how we get somewhere new, and you do it so well, with words and cloth.
to be able to share that is really my goal but it run deeper than I once recognized. the stuff you don’t prethink.
Talking to ourselves? I get that part. I a sun dog in the cloud cover while I search for lightness.
* spy 😉
I try to photograph clouds but have to move quick. The shape is there , then it shifts. Shape shifting? hmm? the nesting metaphor is better. The full moon as it rose last night. appeared and disappeared behind the clouds . Looking like a huge eye in the sky.The light from the moon gave an eerie glow to peoples eyes. I’d never noticed it before like that. Just adding, your voice speaking, (unedited) sparks my imagination, I am in awe of your cloth and your drawings.
That was an edited ramble
it’s hard to catch it without recording, as soon as I write it down, I edit.
“just” rambling …we all like to ramble along with you, such a wonderful, mysterious Journey you take us all on.
And yes, to See (super powers) and ohhhhhhh!! A CAPE!! ) uh oh, indeed…in the most exciting way.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
( gee, thanks, autocorrect )🤦♀️🙄
such a good quote…
It is! 💚
thinking about a train of thought being on a circular, spiraling track that keeps expanding outward… oooooH, ragmate t-shirts! would be fun for each of us to design our own ‘n post it somehow… x
then everybody would know, ha!
But these days, we’d be the Masked Ragmates 😷 so we’d be incognito…😅🤪ha
Love the head cloud or cloud head? what kind of photo program do you use?
just the basic windows drawing tools
Your ‘just ramblings’ are so great though….and I so agree with what Dee says.
the rambling feel so so good, I am so glad it can be like this…
Clouds…Have you looked at both sides? 🙂 We need stories, we need each others stories. This is something I am sure of.
yes, me too.
“Just” an illustrator. You crack me up. Storytelling and illustrating are two of your superpowers.
I need a tee shirt that says, I am woman, I am story teller!
With an illustration, of course! A caped stray cat perhaps?
a cape. Uh-oh…