I pulled out all my dry media materials last week for Muse Group; pencils of all sorts, pastels, crayons, charcoal. Lots of those things which I normally stay away from so my pieces don’t get all smudgey when I put them in the loose leaf books.
But there’s something so satisfying about delineating with texturey marks or coloring in, not to mention, smudging on purpose. I pulled out a piece I’d begun weeks ago, and then played around on it with a charcoal pencil.
acrylic, photo transfer by Bob Cornelis, collage, charcoal pencil on w/c paper
Windows have eyes on the world
Everywhere. Stand still and gaze out. Or
Stand outside. Pick a window that has movement beyond it. Now
You’re a peeping Tom, a busybody. So
Be discreet and tell yourself you’re just an artist, a storyteller,
A poet, a blogger looking for “material”.
Privacy no longer exists.
Perhaps it never did
For the artist.
Ah! such a one am I. Not a snoop by nature. But there’s something about looking closely at things, people, landscapes, animals – looking at the details – which leads to a growing fascination and a curiosity. And that leads to words and paragraphs.
Oh dear please. I am not a busybody, am I?