Saturday, October 1, 2011


Inspiration from the garden this morning. 
Most of the times I hear someone give a speech, I think to myself: "That was interesting," and then go about my life again. But every once in a while I hear a speaker who truly inspires me and causes great shifts in my perception of everything.

That happened last night while hearing Karen Kunc (click here for her beautiful website), a renowned woodcut print artist, giving a lecture. I can't quite articulate everything yet as my thoughts are still churning. Once they settle down, I can look at how my inner landscape has changed and share some of that with you.

What I can say is that it was a joy hearing someone present her art, whose life seems to be completely integrated. She seems to be using her art to relate to the world around her, to communicate her thoughts and passions and to share her unique interpretation. She has found the gift only she can bring to the world and somehow shares it without pretense or holding back. Her art is abstract and again it isn't. As you can see, I really can't quite sort out my thinking about this yet.

What I do know is that I want to be an artist like that - where there is no difference between my life and my art, where one feeds the other seamlessly. Well, as you can see I am super eager to share my thoughts with you, my creative family, but I am still lacking the words. I do have a feeling though that many of you can relate...

Until my thoughts settle down, I am enjoying these beautiful fall days we are having right now. I hope you are, too!!


  1. How wonderful to feel the excitement of inspiration-may you shine.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this wondefful artist and inspiration. I am sure half the fun of hearing her speak about her work is deciding what it means to you as an artist and your own way forward. xox Corrine

  3. I'm so glad you had such an inspiring experience! We all need to do more (such as going to lectures like the one you attended) to feed our heads, I think. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Sounds like it was very inspiring and her words struck a chord in your mind that will continue to sound... I would like to reach that place also - where my life and my creating are extensions of each other. I know you will get there.

  5. You put into words something that has been floating around in my brain in fragments but I had not been able to put them all together.
    The perfect life would be where art is life and life is art. I need to work on how to attain that!!

  6. Completely intrigued!
    Sounds like her words really reverberated for you, and I know what you mean~~~sometimes the thought can't get to the pen (or keyboard).
    Maybe it's just one for you to hold inside a while. :-)