Florida Paths I & II ©Susan Morrison Sims (Morri)
16″ x 20″ acrylic /canvas (click on image to enlarge)
to fresh woods,
I love this quote…so symbolic of life. How timely as we stand on the edge of a new year! Are you ready? I am not only ready, I am eager to begin fresh and new in 2010 ! I am not sure why or even what my expectations are, but I have never been one to stand still for very long. I already know I’ll be busy as I have two solo shows, and I committed to at least one new piece every four to six weeks to a gallery. Alas, busy for me is a very good thing, because this gypsy heart of mine grows restless. :)
Speaking of gypsy-heart…I don’t know where this blog “gypsy-heart, I am” fits in now. I may start posting regularly here again. Though for some crazy reason, I recently created another blog, little pieces of work, on blogger. com. It is brand new, and I have as yet to post any new work. My idea is to post small pieces of work there (11″x 14″ and under), and keep it brief and only about art..not about my crazy life. I may find myself talking and sharing with just me, myself, and I. hee, hee Maybe I’ll post here–and there. Probably not a good idea since I failed at keeping this one up. :O I really don’t know what possessed me to create another blog..I have heard that you have a little more freedom on blogger. I tend to follow my heart and allow things to unfold, so I’ll give it a little time and maybe I will understand the reason.
Anyway, about these two paintings. They are the first pieces in a series I plan to do, and they are hanging in a local gallery now. They were painted from photos that my kind friend, Kevin Songer, allowed me to use as a source. Here are the two side by side as one 16″ x 40″ piece:
This is a typical scene of some of our rural areas in Florida that I SO love. The flowers were at their finest when the photos were shot some weeks back. Alas, even now on the less traveled roads, they are still to be found..along with some beautiful purple wild flowers. Ah yes, yellow and purple…nature does not need us to tell her the complimentary colors does she?
Well, I think I have rambled on enough. I do hope all of you have been well and happy. I plan to start making the rounds. Instead of being overwhelmed about how far behind I am I’ll simply try to visit one or two a day. I seriously doubt my heart would allow me to close this site. Besides there is too much history here now..yours and mine. Just in case I don’t make it back soon..I am wishing all of you Happy Holidays and a very HAPPY NEW…may we all move on to
in love, in light, and in laughter,
Ps I am still on facebook. Again, I must confess I enjoy it very much. It is a very quick and easy way to stay in touch with friends and family, and events..local and far beyond. ‘Tis a nice positive circle of energy there..so do think about joining us!