10.25.2009

emerging


I'm really excited about this---Chrysti and Susan have started a photography collaboration with bi-weekly prompts and have invited us to play along with them. The first prompt is "Emerge."

I used images from yesterday, taken with the small Sony I carry almost always in my pocket or purse.
It was a gloriously beautiful day in the Blue Ridge area- sunshine and breezes, everywhere surrounded by the warm colors of fall, every breath a gift. I hope yours was just like it wherever you are.
Olivia participated in a free workshop at Hollins, a sculpture workshop taught by the amazing and so so kind, Betty Branch. Betty didn't mind if I tagged along and I was like a kid myself with my jaw gaping in awe at her creations. Betty is versatile and blessed with such talent! Favorites were the works with the crows that resonated strongly, causing me at one time to let out a big {ahhhh!}, perhaps due to the fact that in my WIP there's a crow named Grimm, and there he was captured for me to gaze upon to my heart's content. Olivia's favorite was the giant burlap figure and the video of a group of those same figures in an installation pieces, burning in a raft on the water. (You must click on the link to see her work. The video is there too. ) Here is Betty talking about one of her pieces with the group.

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Now, with the "emerge" prompt I imagined walking through the woods, finding seeds emerging from pods-that sort of thing. But I decided to work with what I have on my camera as I may not get a chance to post again before a new prompt is given. I think knowing I had to make something work made me look my images differently and with greater appreciation.
Suddenly this morning, things were emerging everywhere.

The shot of Olivia's hands full of clay. Such possibility. What will emerge? It was soothing to sit beside her, clay in my own hands, watching her form the sleeping kitty. I would have guessed it would be kitty-related. In her art-making, Olivia has developed heavy leanings toward kitties and ballerinas.



And at the top of the post is a glimpse of what's happening on the right side of my art table, the small tarnished bowl of clipped words and part of a poem that emerged from them last night.
Below-the left side of the art table, where my hand is learning again what was forgotten for a while. It is always a surprise to me who decides to emerge onto the surface.


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Remember the project I mentioned in the last post? Well, it's taking SO much longer than I could have ever imagined so I've decided not to wait until it's all done to post again. It seemed like a good thing to at the time, a way of goal-setting for myself, but with this time of year comes so many fun activities like ghost hunts in floyd and rocky mount, hikes in the woods, making yummy soups, campfires and reading on the porch or beneath the sugar maple. The project involves sitting in front of the computer and I just can't do that right now! ;) So, the secret-ey project can keep another week.
See you soon.

11 comments:

Jennifer White said...

I love the idea of all the words bunched up on your table.. imagine the possibilities? Can't wait to see what more emerges from your many, many words. I need to focus on this word this week as well, taking in many questions in my life and seeing where it will take me...thank you for the beautiful diptychs!

Gerushia's New World said...

Tricia:

The pencil sketch in this post is haunting. The deep set eyes and the ghostly feel all about draws me in. It has the same feel as the little girl in your banner. You have a great talent for capturing mystery.

Kim
Gerushia's New World

Tiffany said...

Ooh, Tricia! Your and Livi's work is just so lovely!!! Amazing. I'm so happy to see that hair of flame and those mysterious eyes...

Love you,
T

Pilar said...

Everytime I visit your blog, I am inspired to go create. Thank you! Ms. Olivia's claywork is phenominal. I am amazing with the sophistication of form and design. I am looking forward to your next posting re: photo prompt. I am thinking about playing too. xoxoxoxo

PixieDust said...

Such beautiful artwork...

:-)

(((hugs))),
love,
me

diane said...

Hi Tricia~
Came here via Susan, and must say I love being here. Added you to my blog roll so I won't forget to visit again soon. Love what you have been working on btw.....

Alyice said...

I love how you explored the word and presented the meaning behind the images, such poetic...

Laura said...

Hello dear Tricia, it's been sooo long since I've visited you. I just spent some time catching up on your posts...I had no idea what you've been going through this year. I felt you rebuilding your inner & outer strength with each new post...

Love your latest drawing and oh my your daughter is so very talented like her mama :>

Be well and stay strong...

Laura
xo

Relyn said...

I love the opportunities you provide for Olivia. How wonderful this must have been.

Amy said...

Love your painting and Olivia's cat. Very talented, you two are!!!!
Amy

Gina Louthian-Stanley said...

Hello! I do remember you! Thanks for emailing and for your comment! Are you still doing artful things at the Hollins library? I am glad Olivia got to do the workshop with Betty Branch! She is wonderful. Did you see her show? WOW!

I have enjoyed your blog! I am going to post a link on mine, if that's alright! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! I hope to see you again soon! :)

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