Art & Design
As unlikely as the heart/ year in emotion series was for me, it has evolved from the humble doodles to a steady flow of ideas and paintings. All of which fit into a revolving timeline of death and renewal.
"Pushing Daises" represents Mid Spring, when new hopes and plans are just sprouting from fertile soil. Everything seems possible, every goal is attainable, the promise of success is waiting to be fulfilled.
Fallen Dreams of May
The painting "Fallen Dreams of May" is the flip side to the blind optimism of "Daisies".
The inspiration came from childhood memories of a small pond on the other side of the street from my parents house. Come winter, me and my sister could not wait to see it freeze over so we could pull on our ice skates and play. Of course not every winter was cold enough to make the ice strong enough to carry our weight (in fact, most years it wasn't) but that didn't stop my sister and me from hoping and wishing...
This is the first touch of frost, a bitter-sweet reminder that not every promise can be (or is meant to be) fulfilled, that sometimes disappointments are part of life.
The next painting, "He loves me not" will be finished soon!
Art in Hawaii
Living in Hawaii is an inspiring experience, both artistically and spiritually.