Monday, November 30, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fortune Friday #65

Drink and sing: the dark night is ahead of us.
 ~ Japanese proverb
acrylic on paper, 2015
Lucky color: Onyx
Lucky Number: 1542

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tracking Emotions

Movement C on days when love becomes complex and all-consuming.
Acrylic on paper by Suzanne Coley, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mental Monday #31: An Adjustable Lunatic

"An 'adjustable lunatic'?"
page from 365 series, 2015
"Yes, sir, an adjustable lunatic -- you may know I don't make a business of insanity 
page from 365 series by Suzanne Coley
or I wouldn't be running at large here on the streets of the city."
page from 365 series by Suzanne Coley
"Yes," he replied, "but you can't tell what kind and I can tell you the very trade you work at."
page from 365 series, 2015
The poems and short stories by James Whitcomb Riley are touching and inspiring.
page 49, An Adjustable Lunatic by James Whitcomb Riley, 1897
 An Adjustable Lunatic is one of my favorite stories because it reminds me that no matter what a person
The Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Volume II, 1897
 looks like or how he behaves in society, we really don't know his private thoughts.
The Poems and Prose Sketches of James Whitcomb Riley
Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1897


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Empathy: One Heartbeat

Back in May 2014, I submitted this abstract painting in a reader challenge called "Put a Stamp On It" sponsored by Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. 
Empathy: One Heartbeat
This is what I wrote:
Empathy: A world where all humans are connected to one giant heartbeat and we feel each others joys, pleasures, and good deeds.  A world in which Peach on Earth is everywhere.  One Heart is an original textured abstract painting of a landscape with the flow of life woven throughout.
One Heart: 7 Continents and 5 Oceans
I did not win.  However, the idea of continuing to create art in which the flow of life is woven throughout our 7 continents and 5 oceans has stayed with me.  We are all connected.

Sending Peace to all  from Baltimore.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fortune Friday #64

There is nothing new under the sun.
   ~Ecclesiastes 1:9
New Moon by Suzanne Coley
Lucky Numbers: 11, 12, 14, 20,  40, 50

Sunday, November 8, 2015

In the Midst of things . . .

I've been channeling poems from the book Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Browning.
Silkscreens, acrylic, mixed media on paper
How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
  ~Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Meeting Tim Gunn

Today when I was doing research at the Met in NYC, I had the pleasure of meeting Tim Gunn!
Tim Gunn at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 Impeccably dressed, Tim Gunn was very kind and generous with his time.
Art historical research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
 I can't wait for Thursday to see who wins Project Runway!
In the meantime, all I can say is, "Tim Gunn is truly great."

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