The Way Home

Thank you for today –

 

The key to creativity is found in the exceptional human capacity to synthesize our experiences, influences, knowledge and feelings into one, unified original thing – art.  Think Like an Artist

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My 19 year old daughter and I went to the mall last week to escape the horrendous smoke that is staining our beautiful city.  It was the first time I had been to the mall in years.

The main intent was to get some fresh air and walk around a bit – I know fresh air at the mall, lol.  But it is air conditioned and the air just felt clean. We also bought a few back to school items.

On the way home in the car, I was pondering what life is about.  I ponder this a lot but being at the mall with all the newness made me think about it again.  So much energy is put into working and then buying new things. At some point don’t we all own enough so that we can devote our energy to other things?

As my college-aged student is starting to figure out her path in life, I wanted to see what she thought it was all about.  Plus she was a captive audience for the 15 minute drive home.

Her first response was “Mom do we have to have this conversation right now?”  Yes, she is used to my headiness.

When I said yes, she answered without hesitation, “It is about loving and helping others.”  She didn’t just say this to make me happy, she means it.

And I thought, “I have a done a good job raising you.”

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I have the idea that we are all just walking each other “home.”  This painting represents that to me. There are so many glimmering distractions along the way which can lead you this way or that, but the ultimate goal is to reach home feeling loved and loving others.

This painting won Second Place in the Woodinville Juried Art Show.

See this PAINTING  and others in my GALLERY.

Come Sit With Me

 

New original oil painting.

Ring the bells  that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in. 
Leonard Cohen

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Come Sit With Me

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Size

30 x 40 x 1.5

$3,400.00 USD
Available

 

Ever since I took my first photo, I have been interested in the space between the light and the dark.

This engagement with the play of light has continued in my paintings.

In the art world they call it chiaroscuro, “an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something.”

I call it the space between the light and the dark, the edge of your comfort zone . . . where life begins.

Come and sit with me in the sunlight and we will tell stories of our adventures.  

Love, Jamie

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