Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"There is a reason and there is a meaning...you will know in time, but time itself will choose the moment" - Kent Nerburn
I love this quote, which I had found while re-reading the journals of Sabrina Ward Harrison - have you ever heard of this artist?  I discovered her years ago, don't remember how, but I love her raw, honest take on collage and journaling.  I think she does some thought-provoking pieces that include photography, painting and words - as well as her mess, thrilling journals!
Ahhhhh, the power of writing and keeping a journal.   When I worked in my previous medium of mixed media/collage I found myself ALWAYS resorting back to my journals for thoughts and inspiration....NOW that my art is more landscape based, I find myself day-dreaming, looking out the window, or doing more walks, hikes and horse rides...solely for the solitude, the fresh air and the inspiration.  Oh, maybe the exercise, too, I guess the list could go on and on...
My journals, however, continue to remain VERY important to me, I find myself jotting quick thoughts, cutting and pasting pictures and ideas and re-reading these over and over again... they are a constant in my life...and there are many!
Take a moment to jot in your journal today!
This is a very-new painting titled "Sunrise" 24x24" oil/cold wax/dry pigments on wood   g.cappaert

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Art is something absolute, something positive, which gives power just as food gives power." -Hans Hoffmann

I had a nice little get together with some of my 'artist friends' this week - we had such a great time sharing, learning, inspiring each other and when I came across this quote by fabulous artist Hans Hoffmann, it made me think of Thanksgiving Dinner - and how artful that can be...and how everyone is an artist in their own way - whether it be cooking, painting, entertaining etc.
So my thoughts of today are POSITIVE and THANKFUL and really that is truly how I choose to live my life - my friends laugh at me because I  have created this 'little bubble' around myself that I try to 'fill' with only positive thoughts and actions, I know, I know, it's not the real world, but its kinda what I like so that's all that matters.
This Thanksgiving I share with you my positive and thankful attitude and am hoping you enjoy your time with family, friends and food...AND NOW I AM OFF TO THE STUDIO!


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