Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stepping into the studio


I have had a little time to step into my studio..It almost seems like it belongs to someone else.  I sit down in my chair and look around.  I pick up this and that and lay it all aside.  I get up and I walk around.  I start to walk out and then I step back and take one more look around.  I see different types of canvas laying around..Some that have paint on them some of them still white with no beginning.  I start to touch some of the ones that have beginnings.
I pick up this piece you see now..I had started it along time ago.  It is done on canvas board 12x15. 
So I picked up the charcoal and started to see something or could I feel it..It does not matter because my hand just started to move..
I suppose it is the mood of an artist that shows in our work..I am in the shadows of life but it is where I belong.  God is always there even if we are in the shadows..He will bring us out when it is time..His timing not ours.
Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy the comments and the visits..I hope I can get around to visit.  I do miss seeing all the wonderful art and reading all the words of poetry and stories of your life.
Take care and remember...May you always dream in color.
Katelen

9 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Katelen. How is your MOM? I hope she is doing good. I can see where you are coming from. I have been doing the same in my studio. Just walking in and looking around, touching this and touching that and somehow feel a loss in side of me. I think it's the month of March that has me feeling lost. Things will be better and things will be better with you too. You are worried about your MOM Katelen. My thoughts are with you and please tell your beautiful MOM that Gloria said hello and that I love her picture with the little doggie.I love your painting as well. Be well Katelen, thinking of you.

Noelle said...

THINKING OF YOU!!

m. heart said...

I hope your mom is ok, and I hope for all of us still stuck in the winter doldrums that LIGHT is just around the corner.

Mary said...

hauntingly beautiful Katelen...I'm glad you stepped back and took a moment to create this.
love to you and your Mama.

Kelly Marszycki said...

what you've written flows gently, like your work. stay with it, even if only for brief moments. take care -- :-)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is very ethereal - beautifully so. Positive thoughts for you and your mom.

Gallery Juana said...

Hi Katelen,

Art is another avenue for your communication. Very brave of you to embrace the shadows. I have come to believe it's the only way.

Here's a poem I wrote when I was deep in shadows:

Even in absolute darkness, light exists.
The saddest day has a glimmer of hope.
Each drop of rain has sunshine.
Time continues to move. Nothing is permanent.

Sending you strength and courage.

Juana

LauraX said...

beautiful Katelen...sending love.

Odd Chick said...

how you are beautiful friend? you make shadows look really awesome and interesting.