I was walking up the gravel driveway the other day and chanced upon this charming stick! I think it's quite charming anyway and have decided to take its portrait. I'm quite jealous of the intuitive drawing ability of whatever creature made those marks on the stick, so reminiscent of counting and marking time.
My first thought was the squirrel, the same culprit who has not only foiled practically all our attempts to hang a bird feeder but who chews away at the recycled material in the posts on our back deck when he is especially peeved. Perhaps he is doing some sort of counting there....is that the number of times he has chewed a big hole in the thistle bag, causing the contents to spill everywhere...or maybe that's the count of the number of times he has been able to yank the whole bird feeder contraption (feeder, sturdy pole and clamp) off the railing of the deck! Oh, but doesn't the world just revolve around us?! My husband thinks bugs or worms drew those lines...what could they possibly be counting, I ask you?
I've had quite a week, just too busy, with a list of so many things to do and so many things to take care of, that any short window I had in the studio was nothing but frustration because, with so many things left on the list, I couldn't relax! But, today I'm feeling better and spent a bit of the morning finishing up this little meditation drawing...random marks, entirely intutive, no pressure, no wrong moves...it is what it is. I wish it could always be that way when I'm working and now, I'm heading back to the studio, before the spell is broken!
|Winter Meditation no.1|
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