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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Under deep

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with how deeply intertwined my art is with my sub-conscious. You paint something and it comes true - or I should say, it is already true. My sub conscious just knows things way before my conscious braid does. This spread is from the mock-up of my children’s book about Pino. At one point in our walk home with Lucia, I said, “Look, there’s the valley,” I had my arm around Lucia and braids in my hair. Sometimes the revelations of one's art to the maker are not earth shattering revelations that will change the world. But it reminds me there are many wisdoms within my sub conscious, waiting for me to sit down and recognize them.


salmonpoetry said...

yes, art can be like dreams in that way...

Sandra Monat said...

this is so wonderful!

Thorngren said...

I love when this happens. I believe as artists we are more in tune to this kind of thing. I also think it happens to everyone.
I really enjoy your blog and love your work!

Amy Schimler-Safford said...

Congrats on your new family member. What a real cutie. That illo and story is amazing.

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