44: Art Resolutions: Redemption

imageArt Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to creat an art study every day for a year. Welcome to Study 44.

When I think if the many aborted writing and design attempts, I consider it extraordinary that I have abandoned very few art studies. If you have been following the blog for a while, you know that I have revisited a number of these. And they have experienced a new life, or, perhaps a full life. This is one of those underachieving studies. Though I am not sure, I think it was done while relaxing near Lake Superior by my dear Moon Lake.

To my regret, I came back to it with no great intention or ambition except to experiment with new watercolors I purchased over the weekend. I began with feathery fronds of jade and peacock. Slowly I grew annoyed with the superficial shoreline–ill-defined and dimensionless. With no visual reference, I was left to conjure grassy fields and imagine the wind rows under the waving crest–and the microenvironment hidden beneath.

Sadly, I never suspected anything of note would come from the dabbling–alas, no “before.” But I see something of possible merit emerging and more multimedia experimentation. So welcome to my forgotten child. My fuzzy thought. My brief unsustained moment of creativity. My chance to nurture redemption.

 

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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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