In Accord With the Universal Being

Pelican Beach Watsonville CA

 

© Theresa Mae Funk.  All rights reserved.

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Poetry for Guitar: The Flightless Birds of the Livermore Yacht Club

Sparrows

In colorful silence on a nameless boathouse wall, flightless birds of the Livermore Yacht Club artfully display their tempered rigid wings.  Meanwhile, The Sparrows of Redhook, New York dream of flight in an endless sky, saving their voices for a reverberated cry of freedom.

Livermore birds

© 2015, Theresa Mae Funk.  All rights reserved.

Passing Shot: Up The Creek Without a Palette

blog sketch August

“Up the Creek Without a Palette” 16″ x 14″ pencil and watercolor work-in-progress on paper.

I invited my partner to have a look at one of my sketches, and he admitted that he wasn’t quite sure what he was looking at. His reply initially hurt my fragile self-taught artist ego, but I appreciated his honesty, and forgave his lack of shared vision.  My former, less confident self might have accepted his comment as absolute truth and hastily abandoned the newborn work but instead, I allowed my intuition to confront and dispel the fear of dreaded rejection that keeps many artists from sharing their work in the first place. The truth of the matter is this: My artistic style is not going to appeal to everyone, and not everyone is going to support my creative endeavors, but that is not going to stop me from bringing my work into the world.  There is no other option because at my very core, I am an artist.

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Passing Shots: Today’s Inspiration

The morning sky reflected on the surface of Lake Jankyville was one of the first images that gave me a spark of inspiration today.  (Lake Jankyville isn’t really a lake; it is the name we’ve given to the puddle that forms on the backyard patio after a heavy rainstorm.)  As thankful as we are to be receiving days of consistent rainfall, it was nice to catch a glimpse of blue sky and clouds with silver lining.

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Today’s second spark of creative inspiration is captured in this passing shot taken just outside my studio door.
Brilliant red and rain soaked petals of a Shasta Daisy glistening in mid-morning sunlight makes me realize how often I have missed the opportunity to appreciate its unique beauty.   We would be wise to remind ourselves to make time to acknowledge our own unique gifts and the beauty that we are capable of sharing with the world if we will only allow ourselves to do so.

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