Today begins the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I plan to use Encyclopedia of Me; My Life from A to Z”, a guided journal created by Amy Krause Rosenthal.
A: Art that speaks to Me
There is so much art that speaks to me, art that I can get lost in. The Impressionists, to the Group of Seven, Emily Carr especially move me. Their use of colour and texture, their bold strokes, their honesty, their love of landscape all speak to me.
I enjoy creating as well – from watercolour, to collage to printmaking. I love to try new things and take part in art challenges online.
I have one painting though that is special to me. I found it at Good will one day a few years ago, leaning against the sales desk, on the floor and I was mesmerized. It reminded me of a Tom Thompson – with the tree leaning to the sky and water. I had to buy it. Only #30! Then I had to get it home. I was travelling by bus that day and I hesitated. It was just over 3’ by 2’ – I really didn’t want it damaged. Fortunately, my daughter was driving by and I was able to get it home unscathed.
I’ve tried to learn more about it – the artist, the style. I’ve even sent a picture off to our local paper for their antique section but to no avail. It may not be valuable but is certainly valuable to me. And that’s all that matters.