LIVING THE ARTFUL LIFE
APRIL, 2015



My inspiration this month has come from the late, great Lenore Tawney.  She was a fabric artist but also worked in collage.   Her friends were gifted with unique postcards and many of these can be viewed in the book "Signs on the Wind".

To add more interest I have written small pieces of prose to accompany my artwork for April. 

"ETUDE UNDONE"

Vocal music was my major in college and my Composition professor had us write a piece...I decided to write an 'etude' much to my own demise.  I worked and re-worked the piece  then out of frustration I tore it into small pieces and threw it out my dormitory window out of frustration.

UNDONE

It came in bits and pieces.
A rejection.
A failure.
Try again.
But then it came undone.

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"SMALL CONVERSATIONS"



Especially in the warmer months I hear the pleasurable sounds of the children at play next door.  It fills my heart with joy; yet sadness for too soon these days pass.

CHILDHOOD

Small voices.
Laughter.
Playful chatter.
A world filled with wonder.
Let me shout "Carpe diem". 

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"NEXT RIGHT"


Every life is filled with choices and one simple decision can change the direction of an entire life.

DIRECTION

A right here; a left there.
Forks in every road.
Lives forever altered.

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"A HISTORY OF LANGUAGE"

Recently I attended the Taos Shortz Film Festival.  Film among many other things is a form of language.  Actions truly can say more than words.  This piece was inspired by the festival.

HOW CAN I SAY IT?

Cave drawings,
silent films,
the written word.
Language has many forms.
Then comes the interpretation. 


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I hope you have found some inspiration here to make your lives more creative.  Creativity is found in various forms; so find yours and make your world a better place.

Until May!  Gayle

You can reach me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com