The Daily Art- You gotta….

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“You gotta…” from the Choir Series #3
24″ x 18′
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Here is the quote that goes with this one: 
“Dreaming permits each of and every one of us to
be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. “
William Dement
I finally hand finished this one, I wanted to use my oil paint pens to finish out all the little details when she was dry enough. Over the last day or so I have randomly stopped by her place on the drying wall and added little bits at a time.
I think it has the effect that I want now and she is ready to be really seen.
A work completed makes me feel free!
I hope you enjoy her.
In other news, I have had a smash up of series happening in my head. I mean at this time I have at least four running series…OMG, what do I enjoy being over-run? Yup, seems I do.
The other day I happened upon a blog called Musecatcher. The poem and image that I saw immediately opened up an inner door that has been stuck at opened just a crack, for a week or more.  Open enough for me to see the light behind it, but not enough to see what the hell is going on in there. It looked like fun too…and here I am missing the party inside my own head? Crap…time to figure out how to crash the party when…
I read and looked at her work and knew what it was.
My inspiration needs right now to be from my own work.
“drown in me”…
that is the line that triggered the cascade, but the whole poem opened the door, kinda kicked it in really. I loved it. 
Not inspiration from any outside source, just the series are enough to make me wonder what kind of story am I telling here?
And then…I got it. 
In a flash, it just happened…new works about 12 all together were triggered into life.
That flash of thought, it’s so quick and so incredibly vital to what I am doing right now. I live for that flash in the dark.
The first one of this party crashing, thought enhancing, works is on the easel right now and drying enough for the detail work. I can’t wait to share it with you all. Can you tell I am a little bit excited?
I smashed all the series together in one painting… let the freak show begin!
I am so ready for the next one, that it is hard to wait, be patient, let my brain work on all the new information being downloaded, and flow, flow, flow with it all. I have been making sketches to capture all the good stuff.
So a great big thank you to  Kalliope Amorphous
for putting her work out there for me to trip along and find, and then find out that she had the key to what I was looking for inside myself because of it. Come on, you gotta admit that’s a little like magic right?
I hope you all have a great weekend.
the fine print:
‘You Gotta….” from the Choir Series #3 
24″ x 18″
finished sides/ready to hang
$125.00 + Shipping
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  1. San
    February 24, 2008

    WOO HOO, Heather! Your new site DOES load on my laptop.

    You know how I feel about your choir series. How cool that one of the choir is lying down to dream and be temporarily insane.

    I love hearing about your collisions with The Muse–sounds like a pile-up on the interstate, one in which no one is hurt but simply stunned into seeing life with new eyes.

  2. andrea
    February 24, 2008

    This one is stunning. ANd I love the look of your new blog: clean, bright, beautiful!

  3. creativeclown
    February 24, 2008

    Love this!!! I also love hearing how your mind and your process work. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. Kris Cahill
    February 24, 2008

    I love the song “you got to dream a little” comes from. It’s a nice thought to begin my day with, thank you! This piece is another lovely addition to your series, and I like your idea of the new series. Can’t wait to see it!

  5. gypsy-heart
    February 24, 2008

    I like this piece…it is whimsical and yet mystical!!

  6. Kalliope Amorphous
    February 25, 2008

    Fantastic. Your work is SO mystically gorgeous!


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