It has been a little bit challenging lately to get into my studio. I feel like i am running. Between work and what is drawing me the strongest, my gardens and the gorgeousness of the outdoors, I am feeling tethered. Planting the garden and landscaping lost spaces call me. Plants are my thing more than animals. I realize that is my nature. This week I went to the film.. Painting the modern garden Monet to Matisse. Gorgeousness! For the first time ever i realized the amazingness of Monet. He was inspired to create 3-D ... gardens, like sculptures. France in the early 1900's. I feel like i can follow his footsteps. My garden is a huge part of my inspiration. I feel like that film validated my fascination with gardens and the acceptance that it is as valuable as my time painting.
It is interesting to me that several people have now referred to my art as being connected to my life as a healer, a physician. They have said that they feel my knowledge of the human body in my strokes. I am passionate about my work as a physician. I feel that healing happens in the simplest moments. The conversations. The honesty. The truth.
I feel grateful that I have been blessed with a profession that I feel passionate about. It has been a labor of love.
Kelly and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Italy in the coming week. I know that it will be a source of inspiration for my creativity. Stay tuned. I will share some of the adventures in my blog here. I will share pictures. I will be sketching my way and can not wait to see where that inspiration lands on my canvas. I will be taking in new sounds, new color , new textures and new tastes. I will be fun to see how that will inform my paintings. Stay tuned...
With love, as always