September 26, 2010

Goldilocks and Friend

"Just Right" 
After the porridge an unexpected friendship began. 

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”  C.S. Lewis

 Sometimes friendships start under the most unlikely of circumstances.  I'm always happy to embrace a bit of serendipity! 
A new little painting of Goldilocks and Bear, I'm working on another pair of friends tonight and I'll get "Just Right" listed my shop 

September 14, 2010

Julia Cameron, sharing a favorite inspiration

    The ethereal world of Julia Margaret Cameron's   photography is so sensitive and evocative I feel like I'm stepping through to another world whenever I take time to visit them.

    Julia was gifted a camera by her daughter in 1868 as a remedy to loneliness, her children were grown and husband traveling on business.   Julia was 48 years old when started taking photos and soon became entranced with photography turning her chicken coop into a dark room!

    I find Julia's work so inspiring, not only did she start her work with a new technology quite late in life (and 48 was later then than now!) she seemed to have little regard for the conventions of the medium, reveling in the soft focus, grains and magic that came with the large glass plates. She was a true pioneer.

This piece is her Merlin, so delightfully atmospheric!

Don't you adore the chicken coop story? I love to read the magazine "Where Women Create" but I don't think anyone can top the coop!