Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Island of Key West

It has been a speedy June and July. I have sorted through a lifetime of "stuff" and packed some away gave lots away and threw even more away. I have become aware of what is important and what I thought was important. I toted boxes and bags up and down stairs and now I am moved in, back on the wonderful Island Of Key West! My studio is up and running and I should have some new paintings this week. I am enjoying being closer to my gallery and events and am ready to get more involved. I will post a few pictures leaving out the boxes There are more things on the walls now and things are finding their place and I finally found the stapler! but I am still looking for the rice cooker lid! I have extra room so come and visit! I am so happy to be back on the Island and did I tell you about how much money I have already saved on gas!?

First Painting from my new studio. "Sunflowers Along the Fence" 11"x14"

"There's something about islands. For one thing, they're not continental. Islands represent the wisdom of isolation and self-sufficiency, surrounded by a common and separating element. Islands promise privacy and the potential for Kingship and Queenship. In works of art they offer a symbolic statement endorsing introversion and the value of keeping your own counsel.Further, there's preciousness. People who live on islands, or even go on them, pick up preciousness as they would seashells or weathered beach wood. Island owners (or passersby) cruise the perimeters to better know their own souls. An island, especially a small one, is something you can get your head around. If you need to feel special, paint islands" - Robert Genn

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