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Earlier this year I wrote a piece on Finding my Artist Voice…..over 2013 I have found that simple is what I naturally like to do.

I have always enjoyed simplicity. I’m the gal who can fit her whole wardrobe into a single suitcase. I don’t like fussy hair and I prefer hiking boots over dress shoes.

I have also discovered that I like lines that are just that….lines. This liking I have discovered reflects my dislike for the meaningless talk. I have never understood the need to explain everything.

Lastly, I have found that I really enjoy painting strong forms. And I have found that I enjoy the abstract often uncontrollable quality of Indian Ink. Perhaps because at 45 I have learned that life doesn’t always go as we plan…..sometimes it is much better!

Below are images of a few pieces based on the Yellow-Billed Magpie. These works reflect my love of the outdoors and my love to create. Plus…. I was drawn to the strong black form with the reflective whites and the touch of yellow that this California bird has.

Indian Ink drawing on paper.....

Indian Ink drawing on paper…..

Oil painting with palate knife  on large stretched canvas.....

Oil painting with palate knife on large stretched canvas…..

Indian Ink drawing on paper.....

Indian Ink drawing on paper…..

I believe being creative is an important part of being human…..so here is to being human.

Sabi

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