I saw a beautiful rosy dawn this morning from the balcony this morning. Even my rotten camera managed to capture something of it.
Month: January 2012
Handwriting analysis results: Laura
Quick analysis reveals:
Narrow margins: Friendly, “no boundaries”, gets involved in anything and everything; doesn’t know when to say no; is often overextended.
Some crowded letters: another sign of “no boundaries”
Relatively disconnected letters: Intuitive thinker. Impatient with logical nitpickers.
Simplified capitals: Literary bent.
Upper loops but no lower loops: energy focused into the imagination rather than the physical world. Phyisically frustrated in some way. Avoids confrontation. “Escapes” into the imagination.
Undulating baseline: changeable moods, up and down, intermittent bursts of energy
Large writing, 90 degree slant: Large writing indicated sociability and broad perspective, but straight slant shows skepticism or intellectual reserve
Big d-loops: sensitive to criticism.
Pressure: The force of the personality is average, neither heavy or light
Fast writer: Quick thinker, fluent writer
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The view from my balcony #11 – a world in white
Winter-themed Artwork of the Day
Handwriting analysis: the key to my painting issues?
A scrap of paper from my desk, upon which I attempted to describe the problems I have had lately with expressing ideas in painting.
“Somewhere between imagination and reality, I start to lose things”
I have an idea shimmering in my head, but when I try to force it out into the world, it becomes a mangled mess. I get frustrated and look for something else to distract myself for a while.
It’s interesting to look at people’s handwriting, isn’t it? Especially now that letter-writing is practically a lost art.
I used to do handwriting analysis. My own writing says that I’m a quick thinker, introspective, artistic, slightly anxious, and like research and investigation.
Want a quick handwriting analysis for free? Take a photo of something you wrote and post a link to it below. I like doing this kind of thing.
A question for sock philosophers
You know those wonderful soft squooshy socks they have now? Like these?
These are made of some magic knit material that feels like your feet are wrapped in clouds.
Why don’t they make entire sets of clothes out of the same stuff?
I want some soft squooshy pajamas.
Announcing Sundays with Clyfford Still
Everybody loves color field painter Clyfford Still. As a new blog feature, every Sunday I will feature a different image from Still along with any snippets of information I may have gleaned during my wanderings on the web.
Thanks to Cecilia Chang for the photo.
The Clyfford Still museum’s website has this to say:
Described by many as the most anti-traditional of the Abstract Expressionists, Still is credited with laying the groundwork for the movement. Still’s shift from representational painting to abstraction occurred between 1938 and 1942, earlier than his colleagues, who continued to paint in figurative-surrealist styles well into the 1940s.
Lost in translation
So…you might be wondering why I keep posting tons of other people’s artwork, but none of my own lately. I’ve been working on a painting, but the process has been very troublesome. I can see the image I want in my mind, but it never seems to survive the attempt to transform it into reality. So frustrating.
Since I have nothing of my own to show you, here’s some lyrical abstraction by Marilyn Kirsch. Peek inside her studio here.
Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Day: John Brokenshire
I like the subtle movement and the fish-scale color palette.
You can find more paintings by John Brokenshire at the Cupola Gallery.
His personal website is here with even more complex, atmospheric paintings.
Deep Art Thoughts: How to Keep Your Sanity
I have found that maintaining your sanity depends largely on your ability to swear like a sailor.