Day 7: Art Resolutions-The Second to the Last Samurai

Art Resolutions is a 2015 self-imposed charge to create an artistic study each day for a year. Welcome to Day 7.

The bitter plains temperatures sapped my energy yesterday. When I returned home from work, I thought about a study and then let it go. Some hours later, I thought about my samurai. He and I were not finished. I came back to him and the idea of adding just a small touch of the figurine’s signature bittersweet red. It conjured memories of Steven Spielberg’s child’s red coat in the final scenes of his movie “Schindler’s List.” There is no deeper meaning in adding color to this study except maybe to suggest that vibrance is always lurking in the shadows and grey of everyday.

And still. The samurai and I are not done.




About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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