Y2 Art Resolutions: #20-The Sumac Carved

Y2 Art Resolutions is the second year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy.

Study 3: Sumac

Very near the beautiful fenced garden at Moon Lake there are sumac. One of the most dramatic and my favorite midwestern plant/bush/tree. An obvious subject for my “location” carving. The tile demonstrates a bit more control with the tools and imagination in how to approach the decorative elements. For me, there is an African flavor to both the color and design.

I find contemplating the tiles as a series pleases me. Thank you, Judy, for cutting many pieces of pine for me to take back to the Muchmore Studio. Though I am loathe to admit it, I covet her chop saw. Looking forward to more experimentation and honing my skills soon. A reminder that new skills require the brain to more thoroughly engage as well as build new neural pathways–part of the recipe for flow. I encourage you to take up the knife — in the service of art.

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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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