Thursday, 14 January 2021
Thursday, 7 January 2021
...is something I never thought I'd do, never mind turn it into a painting, yet here it is:
|In Your Absence: Mom |
12 x 12" on wood panel 2020
© Win Dinn
I obviously needed to turn the piece into part of my series 'In Your Absence'. I gessoed a wood panel, scribbled over it with Inktense Pencils, washed it down with some water and let it dry, knowing that some of the wash would show through the lining and dryer sheets.
Thursday, 31 December 2020
is always puzzle season, and these little pieces make me think of people every time.
Some of them are so beautifully patterned they appear lit from within,
Thursday, 24 December 2020
... again. Time for Christmas wishes, and for thinking ahead to 2021.
I hope that this Christmas, as unusual as it is, will have you uniquely conscious of those you love and cherish, whether you're in quarantine, isolation, under restrictions (as we are in western Canada), or actually able to celebrate with your family.
And if you're thinking of what you'd like to concentrate on in 2021, I'd love to hear about it. My word for the year is 'Wonder', and I love the definition(s):
- to think or speculate curiously
· - to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel
· - to doubt
· - something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration
· - the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration
· - miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon.
Every time I choose a word for the upcoming year, I'm filled with curiosity about how it will show up in my life. This time I fully expect a sense of wonder in every meaning of the word. I've made some visuals for my studio wall, of course, and for a change, many are photographs that I've found on the web.
|No reference for this photographer; please message me for credit if image is yours!|
|Image by Fulton Hobbs|
|Helix Nebula image|
|Image from Muses from a Mystic|
Do please let me know about your word for 2021; I'd love to hear it! And as you prepare for your Christmas celebration, know that I'm thinking about you and appreciating you so very much. Merry Christmas!
Thursday, 17 December 2020
...whether it's the space between people (a safe 6 feet right now in pandemic times), the space between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, the space between quarks which comprise protons, neutrons and electrons which combine to make atoms, and so on.
In fact, we really don't know what the space between actually is, which means, of course, that I had to create something to represent it. Remember a while ago I told you I was saving bits of paper from the cutting of snowflakes? Well, there's a use for everything, right?
|The Space Between, a journal spread|