A promise is a promise

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2009 by sidhebean

So, as promised, here you have the two small paintings I did yesterday. No more than doodling, really, but I like the brilliance of the colour. They are the first in series I’m doing on organic shapes.

organisms I

organisms I


organisms II

organisms II

Knock, knock

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by sidhebean

As usual, I’m coming back penitent after an extended foray into the freelancing world (more on that at my other blog, Embracing the Unpredictable).

But, after storm comes calm, or in this case, after procrastination comes work, and here I am, happy as a chicken, after having started yet another venture: I’m writing my first novel, or rather trying to flesh out an outline which has been giving me dirty looks since forever.

I am also a part of Art for Writing, Writing for Art, a challenge where writers and artists exchange pieces to use as a jumpboard for inspiration. My partner is Leah Pikenden Kolidas, from Creative Every Day. She has already sent me an inspiring picture, and I sent her a poem, but I will post about that later.

The thing is, working on the challenge has made me more productive – which is in itself a reason to participate. Here are a couple of short poems I wrote these days. First there is a haiku:

FOUNTAIN

Silver beating stone

under a hazy

curtain

And the other :

SEED

Wrapped in depth

you await the moment,

tiny

and invincible.

The imperious air calls you

But you linger in the dark

drinking the pungent juices

of rocks

and earth.

Aaand, I have also painted a couple of small size works and made a journal page which I will photograph tomorrow and post as well.

let’s make a circle

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 1, 2009 by sidhebean

Found my camera! It’s almost 4:00pm here, though, so the light is not good for taking photographs. Tomorrow I will take them and post something. In the meantime, I was reading Martha Marshall’s blog and she was all worried she was losing subscribers because she writes about things other than art. I love Martha’s blog, and I think and artist’s blog mustn’t always be about art, since we are human too and have other things to worry about. Some of my favourite blogs, like Notes from the Vodoo Cafe or Kelly Kilmer’s have been healthily ranting this week about people who huff at them because of the way they do their journals. That’s simply mean. A journal is a personal tool, you can use it however you want (in fact, that’s what I like about RicĂ«’s and Kelly’s. They are simple and yet powerful, because both of them are strong, opinionated women (no offence meant here, I think all women should be opinionated. I try to be myself). And while I am talking about this, let’s not forget other of my favourites, Karin’s Beyond Words, to whom the words above can also apply. There are many more, men and women, you will be knowing about them as I begin to fill my “favourites” roll.
On a more serene note, Martha talked in her last post about some finds, among them the Circle Painting Project. I strongly advise you to go and check their page. See you tomorrow!

This and that…and a meme

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 29, 2009 by sidhebean

Still no camera. Mishi must have hidden it well… Damn! Anyway, I have some news. I’m in for the gift meme! I told you about it the other day, I saw it here

. Now I love all things Jacky, so I’m happy to know I’ll be receiving a little surprise from her. These are the rules of the game, in case you want to join:
The first 5 people that respond to this post will get something made by me, it will be my choice, but made especially for you.
However…this offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
-What I create will be just for you.
-I will make no guarantees that you will like it (but I hope you do !)
-You will receive this item before the end of the year (or sooner).
-You will have no idea of what the item is going to be or when you will receive it.
The catch is that you have to repost this “MEME” and put together something to be sent out as 5 surprises of your own.
These could be anything…a piece of art, a photo, a poem or haiku, a quote…whatever you like, let your imagination run wild.
Melian

tech problems

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 26, 2009 by sidhebean

Grrrr! I cannot find my camera anywhere, so I will not be able to post pictures of my things until I find it. Anyway, I have been reading my feeds and found a most interesting meme at Jacky’s blog, http://art4moi.blogspot.com, which I’m going to take here. These are the conditions:
The first 5 people that respond to this post will get something made by me, it will be my choice, but made especially for you.
However…this offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
-What I create will be just for you.
-I will make no guarantees that you will like it (but I hope you do !)
-You will receive this item before the end of the year (or sooner).
-You will have no idea of what the item is going to be or when you will receive it.
The catch is that you have to repost this “MEME” and put together something to be sent out as 5 surprises of your own.
These could be anything…a piece of art, a photo, a poem or haiku, a quote…whatever you like, let your imagination run wild.
And now, to look for my camera again because I’m itching to tell you what I’ve been up to these days!

Hello everybody

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 16, 2009 by sidhebean

Welcome to my musing-place. I’ll be posting stuff soon, but for the moment, here’s my self-portrait so you can get to know me a littleself-portrait1