Monday, April 29, 2019

space for internal things

I think that things that are inexplicable and outside of your understanding give you space for the internal things that are incomprehensible to you.  They connect you to a more open construction of the world, or meaning of the world.  Less daily concerns.

Kiki Smith

Thursday, April 25, 2019

a tragic fate

The artist does not go through the rites of passage.
She remains a child that is not innocent
and yet cnanot pass or shake the bonds.
She is not able to liberate herself from the unconscious.

It's a tragic fate.   Louise Bourgeois

Monday, April 22, 2019

forget about the bad

you are protected if you are soft
you are gentle when you are calm
you are calm when you are healthy

ancient chinese teaching

Thursday, April 18, 2019

multiple horizons

I believe I know the only cure which is to make one's center of life inside one's self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity - to decorate one's inner house so richly that one is content there, glad to welcome anyone to come and stay, but happy all the same in the hours when one is inevitably alone.
Edith Wharton

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

a cross in a circle in a square

The square means integration of the self.
The circle means that too.
So the circle in the square is really integration of self.
Lenore Tawney

Monday, April 1, 2019

mixing memory and desire

my stitched, touched, abstract art allows me to put love into it,
personal meditations into it,
and my viewer is able to take out what he or she needs
right then at the moment of looking
of thinking and responding with their own ideas
or memories and dreams mixed
or emotions
journal entry april 1