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Portland to Bend ~ Life in Boxes ~ Imaginary Conversations III 2006

This is a small handmade journal, about 9 x 6 inches.  The covers are 300 pound handmade watercolor paper.  I tore them from a painting I felt wasn’t worth finishing.  The pages are my usual brown paper with a covering of gesso. 

The back cover.

Gouache, pen and ink, watercolor.  I actually painted this as a finished 24 X 36 inch painting using acrylics.  I say “actually” because I rarely finish my journal sketches, although I have good intentions.

 Pen and ink, a silly sketch, prompted by job frustration.  Imaginary Conversations are good for the soul!

Doodles

Colored pencils

Colored Pencils

Water color, pencil

This is what prompted the title of my journals.  My mind wanders into this kind of  Imaginary Conversation quite frequently, maybe I should get a real life?? 

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  1. you create some very powerful imagery out of your inner dialogues – the imaginary conversations. there is a raw intensity that i like – it is compelling. in some of these there is a dream like quality too. this is very personal work. i think some of the best work has this personal quality in it.

    in response to your questioning (may be you do not really wish a response? – if not feel free to delete this comment)… i think most artists often have inner dialogues going on as they work – may be that’s imaginary, may be not?… sometimes it comes out in the work in different ways, sometimes it isnt seen at all in the work but it does contribute to the work. the fact that you are working directly out of that dialogue is intriguing. imo, it’s a very pure way to work and to be in contact with yourself. i see that as a good thing. sharing this work (also imo) is worthwhile and takes a courage in itself.

    thanks for allowing this inward glimpse.

  2. olivia, i’m speechless… these pieces touch me so much. i echo rick, thank you for allowing us these inward glimpses. what you do is powerful… xoxo

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