Thursday, June 30, 2016

finding respite in times such as these

June 30, 2016.
The first month of summer has already run its course. These past months have been filled with so many mixed emotions, sometimes it's hard for me to keep up. That seems to be a theme with my posts these days. 
Every other week we wake to tragedies on the planet. Floods, viruses, terrorists attacks, the list of the goes on and on. Some of my dearest friends have been battling their own challenges, serious challenges that life keeps throwing at us. Challenges that deal with health, cancer, rare and random diseases, death, loss, and heartache. You name it, this year has seen it all for my sphere of nears and dears. Often days we just want to catch a break. I mean like a serious break.
But at this same time I have found peace inside my studio and my painting practices to be growing stronger and brighter. My work about "what this existence as humans is all about.." keeps evolving at lightning pace, and I am fascinated with the images that are unfolding. 
I would like to share them here with you, looking for some feedback about how you personally respond to the abstracted imagery and selected titles and words. These paintings I feel are giving me some respite from the sadness, fear and anxiety that times such as these are doling out. I hope they give you a feeling of faith, hope, love and positive energy. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and look at my works. Here's to a July that is kinder and gentler for the soul.
"id like to be unstoppable" mixed media on canvas 64"x60"
"our ascending hearts," mixed media on canvas 60"x60"
"migration" mixed media on canvas 60"x60"
my latest one, "maintain your faith," mixed media on canvas 60"x60"
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Friday, June 10, 2016

love and blessings to you

As we roll into summer, it seems that time is always escaping from our fingertips. Everyday at a faster rate than the day, week or month before.  Is time speeding up? Are we as humans walking around the planet really running? Is it all the technology these day? There has always been technology though. Is it because I have reached middle age (whatever that means) and now I'm closer  to the end than the beginning of my existence on the planet?
Who knows!?!
So what I've been doing in response to all the lack of time, is to make smaller and faster paintings and mixed media works on paper. Pieces that I can make a number at one time, so that I have the ability to turn out multiple images with multiple messages. It seems there's never enough time to make all the paintings I am going to want to complete. It seems that there will never be enough time to make enough images to express all the seemingly meaningful messages I wish to share with the world through my artwork.
 And as before - who knows what tomorrow will bring?
If you'd like to check out all these instant speedy yet meaningful works, please give them a gander on my Laurie Maves ART VANGO ART online gallery
I've made pieces to celebrate the Number 8 
and pieces to celebrate "Love and Blessings, "as well as pieces great for father's that express, "We Have So Much Love For You," 
and some that are just about LOVE in general (of course if you follow my blogs that's what most all of my paintings are about).
Sometimes you don't always have to go big or go home. Just go in love, and the rest will follow.
"Love and Blessings to YOU!" and Happy Friday.

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