Wednesday, December 19, 2007


(1/2 hour drawing, 5:00 to 5:30 a.m. -- 6B pencil on heavy weight, medium tooth surface, 9 x 12 Canson drawing pad, while listening to "Chants of India," which plays for approximately 1 hour and is a work of love by Ravi Shankar and George Harrison)

"A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it
most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it,
loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image." ~ Joan

(Gouache and watercolor painting titled, "Calendar Series: 42nd Month / Gifts Of Love From Imaginary Brothers," painted by Old Girl Of The North Country in 1989)

I've been enjoying reading Loren Webster's recent posts on the Tao.


robin andrea said...

You have created a beautiful ambiance for your artistry. I can almost hear the chants. I am again deeply struck by your painting, am. There is something about your vision that really touches me.

I was going to email you about Chants of India (wondering if you would be willing to burn a copy), but couldn't find your email address. If you are interested would you email me:
newdharmabums AT yahoo DOT com

am said...

robin andrea -- Thanks so much for your comments. It means a lot to me that you appreciate my paintings.

The Dream said...

Great quote by Joan Didion. I absolutely love your painting ... look at those joyous paint brushes! Your vibrant colors and patterned borders always spark great emotions in me. I, too, would like to hear Chants of India.

The Solitary Walker said...

"A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest..." It was good to be there. And it's good to be home.

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am said...

dream -- That is one of my favorite paintings. It was painted with much love.

robin andrea and dream -- It isn't going to work for me to burn copies of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison's "Chants of India." I can say that it's well worth buying the CD.

solitary walker -- What an astonishing journey you've been on!