Sunday, July 31, 2005

Today in the church bulletin:

Take Christians. I am surrounded by Christians. They are generally speaking a pleasant and agreeable lot, not noticeably different from other people - even though they, the Chrisitans of the South, the U.S.A., the Western world have killed off more people in recent centuries than all other people put together. Yet I cannot be sure they don't have the truth. But if they have the truth, why is it the case that they are repellent precisely to the degree that they embrace and advertise that truth? One might even become a Christian if there were few if any Christians around. Have you ever lived in the midst of fifteen million Southern Baptists? (of course you have, you're from Alabama.) No doubt the same might be said of Irish Catholics and Miami Jews. The main virtue of Episcopalians is their gift for reticence. Seldom can an Episcopalian (or an Anglican) be taken for a Christian. Perhpas that is what I like about them. A mystery: If the good news is true, why is one not pleased to hear it? And if the good news is true, why are its public proclaimers such assholes and the proclamation itself such a weary used up thing?
- Walker Percy, "The Second Coming" 1980

Saturday, July 30, 2005

::: Pablo Picasso :::
Painting is the most beautiful of all arts. In it, all sensations are condensed; contemplating it, everyone can create a story at the will of his imagination and.. with a single glance.. have his soul invaded by the most profound recollections; no effort of memory, everything is summed up in one instant. A complete art which sums up all the others and completes them.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Today I did not paint

or collage

or even read about painting

I ran errands...............ugh

Running errands must be one of God's punishments....I would rather be banished.

It is hot and crowded with tourists in Montana right now.....even the mountains shudder

Oh...for Fall.....when they all go home and we can get into a restaurant....walk down the street and drive without stopping

Thursday, July 28, 2005

John Singer Sargent~~
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.


BLOGS (check them out)

Alison Dare

Eliza Leahy

Alishia Elwell Mike Beeman
Tami Oyler

Nina Kuriloff

Jude Maceren

Linda Blondheim

Laura Iverson

Art by Jocelyn

Beverly Fagan GilbertsonCory Behara

Ruth Harris

Tamara Dozier

Nana Lau

I am fortunate to be a member of 2 exciting artist communities:




I find that the communication and support of these WWW groups have helped me immensely in my art career.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Am enjoying collage and making ART CARDS (ATC's or ACEO's)

And other altered arts and assemblage art

There is something about the way the mind works with these that is different (in a good way) from paitning.

I enjoy abstract paintings when they flow. This one , titled, TIBET (SOLD)was like that.....came from a deep place inside and painted itself.

To learn about blogs is time consuming. And then to read them, even more wonders if it is truly worth it


Last week, my hubby and I took a
road trip across the what is called the "East Side".

We stopped in Fort Benton,
where, 200 years ago, Lewis and Clark stopped at DECISION POINT and
separated to travel on two different rivers:

We also drove the beautiful
and high (11,900 feet) Beartooth scenic highway South of Red Lodge and
Bozeman, Montana near Yellowstone National Park

It is always beautiful here
in Montana...and to see more of it is a wonder!