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Thursday
Feb232012

winter

{Reposting my guest post for Creative Every Day from December}

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll

white art journal page, 9x12" cardboard, gesso, fluid acrylics, neocolors, collage

cloudy streets
silver buildings
store windows
reflect cars
whizzing by
and my bus
trudges up
and the
slushy puddles
under my boots

Decade ago, I worked as an auditor, in a big shiny glass building, in a costume of charcoal grey suits, silk scarves, small gold hoop earrings and a gold brooch. A brown leather briefcase overflowing with audit papers and red + blue pencils + flowcharting stencils. The idea behind this loose art journal page is to give the feel of waiting for the bus on a cold, cloudy winter afternoon in Pennsylvania. 

Waiting for the bus after work every day, standing on slushy, sludgy sidewalks with nothing to do but watch the world go by. Before cell phones and angry birds, before twitter, before the ipod.  Before I created art. Before I was entranced by a camera lens. Waiting to hop on the over-heated bus, to loosen my scarf and tap my feet in the slushy puddles on the floor. Looking out at department store windows with Christmas displays of miniature trains. 

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Reader Comments (3)

Your talent is amazing and you are my daily inspiration ..... thanks

02.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHarriet

You not only make beautiful art, you also paint with words and created a picture-perfect scene today. Thank you for sharing it with us!

02.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Must have missed this post the first time around. It is a charming, thoughtful essay. You continue to inspire. xx

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