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August 2010


August 2010



Shifting gears. Waves spreading outward. Preparing to engage the world.
8.1.2010


Transforming work. In the moment when pressing matters are mostly cleared, what is the first thing you turn to?
8.2.2010


Summer is maturing. Plants seeding. Weather turning. A good time to be growing.
8.3.2010


Ingredients stay fresh in the refrigerator; it takes fire to make them into something new.
8.4.2010


Watershed. No doubt about the way things are flowing.
8.5.2010


Seeds forming. Eddies, oxbows and meanders may seem like setbacks but they are no cause for frustration. Pause and look closer. See the new thing the flow is gathering around.
8.6.2010


Momentary cycle. Rhythm of a stream. Deep breath of cool fresh air. Everlasting dream.
8.7.2010


Trying to digitize the source.
8.8.2010


Repetition and emergence. The algorithm is simple: Make a mark. Repeat until done. The mind will come up with a story.
8.9.2010


Rededication. After a frenzy of art-making, this 'devotional drawing' style helps clean out left over pockets of creative energy.
8.10.2010


Bold signs. Animated. Dimensional. Letter like. A more direct message?
8.11.2010


Overflow. Rain after a drought. Turbulent weather approaching.
8.12.2010


The space in between. Overlapping flowers hidden in a Rumi design.
8.13.2010


Shifting centers. Growth in new directions. Getting ready to emerge from summer's cocoon.
8.14.2010


Wandering. Dreaming. Having fun. Small tests. Comfortable marks. Day is almost done.
8.15.2010


Looking back over two years of drawings. Stacks turn into river cycles. Reaching flow becomes a daily necessity. Change accelerates.
8.16.2010


More studies of rumi design. Countless examples of harmony in complexity can be found in this fifteenth century carpet from Tabriz.
8.17.2010


I've been open to the same page in Christopher Alexander's carpet book for days (years) now. Meaningful persistence? One thing that I marvel at is how beautifully a shape in the design creates a resonant shape in the area surrounding it. As life begins changing over for me from studio production to gallery presentation, I see how the work I shaped in the studio will now be what shapes the experience of other people.
8.18.2010


Complete cycle. The work for the show has come full circle. Everything fits into place. Newer work is heading in a different direction along the same path. Next cycle starting.
8.19.2010


Proximity. Gathering together pieces and seeing what appears.
8.20.2010


New terrain. New maps.
8.21.2010


Measuring the storm. Sample more frequently when the center clouds over. Proceed with caution. Mind on alert.
8.22.2010


Transitioning to openness. Balancing obligations. Attention to flow.
8.23.2010


Three trees.
8.24.2010


Through the center of the vortex. Enter spinning one way and exit spinning another. Try to step outside but get sucked back in. A wormhole in space.
8.25.2010


Staring into the flame. I'm preparing to teach a seminar called 'Source of Creativity'. It's a good opportunity to look at the light from a new angle.
8.26.2010


Cycles again? The end is the beginning. Even more to discover this time around.
8.27.2010


Open a tightness and be surprised by the distance flow will cross.
8.28.2010


Continuous transition. What are the blocks?
8.29.2010


Subdivided. Many piles. Each needing attention.
8.30.2010


Transition experienced. Yesterday I sent the new work to the city. This morning I followed and found the pieces beautifully arranged. I spent the day helping to hang the show and then returned home.
8.31.2010