"This world is but a canvas to our imaginations."
~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
My canvas has been blank for way too long in a state of "ischemia of the imagination" causing a temporary paralysis of my creative mind. With the restart of my full time contract in late September, working as a Student Family Liaison at a public elementary school in my local community, I have been left brain focused and my physical body is now taking revenge on my cerebral nonsense. Today I awoke to immense pain in my neck and shoulders - mainly on my right side.
Yup - it was my right side brain working its way through pain spasms to wake up my body to the knowledge that I had gone back on what I had promised I would never do again - neglect my creative spirit. So as I started my day in worship feeding my christian spirit of faith I felt a similar pull to release my anxiety developed from a right brain discarded.
Here is an image of one of the hand printed papers I created right before my lapse.
|"Blue" series 4 x 6 inches Golden fluid acrylic paint.|
I felt it only appropriate in true alchemist fashion to start a new venture in my art journey with a transformation of my blog design. I was influenced to create a more interactive abstract blog site with the intent that viewers could discover their joy of preferred reading style (click and hold the text "Magazine" found flushed left under my blog title Alchemy - Art Memories to explore various viewing styles). I am also exploring the feature of adding PAGES to my blog. As of right now I have played with the creation of a page titled "For Sale". This is a holding spot to what will become visual links to my future etsy shop.
Although I have been out of my studio for some time and not posted anything new the last couple of weeks I am eager and full of joy to have rediscovered the secret to my joy, my love, my art that saves me. Thank you to all my followers and new readers who have continued to leave comments and viewed my site during its dormant stage. Ahhh, I feel the circulation of my imagination beginning to flow.