domestic decay

"Domestic Decay" acrylic, 24" x 36"
“Domestic Decay” acrylic, 24″ x 36″

 

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hungry ghosts

Last night’s painting — inspiration came while listening to Les Chauds Lapins (je t’aime!) and also from of one of my favorite Lucille Clifton poems.

There is a girl inside (By Lucille Clifton)

There is a girl inside.
She is randy as a wolf.
She will not walk away and leave these bones
to an old woman.

She is a green tree in a forest of kindling.
She is a green girl in a used poet.

She has waited patient as a nun
for the second coming,
when she can break through gray hairs
into blossom

and her lovers will harvest
honey and thyme
and the woods will be wild
with the damn wonder of it.

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Hungry Ghosts, acrylic, 24″x24″

 

interiors: energizing orange

Yes to color therapy! Our living room recently got an update. I’ve always loved the burnt orange walls and neutral sofa with the blue oriental rug. But to freshen this room for summer, I focused on the windows. Those yellow silk drapes made me nervous — four floor-length panels. It was my first time sewing with dupioni silk, but it was amazingly easy, and way more affordable to DIY. I also made new pillow covers (also a newbie at slip covers — an addictive project!) and made some table cloths, then turned my attention to the gallery wall.

I think it turned out great. Whenever we walk into this space, it feels fresh and vibrant. The kids practice their violin here, and it has become our favorite reading room.

This palette just makes me happy.

Orange, yellow and blue room decor
Orange, yellow and blue room decor

 

Burnt orange, sunshine yellow, blue & white, warm brown, touches of green and pink.
Burnt orange, sunshine yellow, warm brown, blue & white, punch of red, touches of green and pink.

no need for words

“To talk about paintings is not only difficult but perhaps pointless too. You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing―what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.” ―Richter

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I watched the film last night. Mesmerizing. Now let me get my butt in the studio.