No Matter Which Way She Walks

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No matter which way she walks, the message always come from two directions…

IMG_1616As a fish swimming in the zodiac sea I am always being pulled in two directions.  As you can see from the twisting body above, there are always two points of reference for my thinking and it’s as if I am splitting myself over what attracts me, what message I receive from nature, where my art goes.

IMG_1618I adore raw, color, figurative and landscape work and yet I could easily fall into a room full of linen and charm.  One’s nature is an unbridled thing. That is what makes art exploration so intriguing, I never feel locked in, so I am rarely afraid to try new things….I am not obsessed, just curious…and it’s so freeing to realize it doesn’t matter what I am curious about as long as I remain curious.

IMG_1619Do you follow that third eye?  Do you rock the world with your second chakra?  What internally creates home like this skirt so illustrates?  Where is it and what about it do you love.  I am a home – body.  I could happily stay in my tiny studio office all day and emerge for dog walks, coffee and sustenance.  I often do.  My world is more internal, what about you?  Maybe that’s why I have been hand stitching, it’s such a meditative practice and pulls you inside to hear/ here those messages.IMG_1625

or maybe I just want to know what messages are inside all these tiny circles.  Time to investigate …





  1. So much feeling here. Love the “raw” girl. I am like you in the sense that I am fine in my little world here in my office/studio. Happy to have self time, which is rare for my art side of my life. But, time to make more time for me.

  2. You are spot on – the curious part is the important part! I keep seeing messages all around me about stitching and I am so drawn to it but don’t have the patience for it. Maybe this is a sign I need to grow that patience…love the raw-ness to your art by the way!

  3. Amazing… how the world seems to echo messages that we need to hear. I LOVE that you shared so much of your soul in this post. At home in my little world, I am comfortable and free. The studio, the dogs, the cats and coffee are my favorite companions. Out there in the big wide world, I am alone and often feel inept. I take my risks in the studio. I share my heART with those like-minded souls who care to be a part of my journey and I allow them to inspire me. I follow the Spirit wherever it leads, knowing that if I listen, I will learn, I will quell a wee tiny bit of that “insatiable curiosity,” as Kipling put it, while encouraging yet more….
    Rest assured, dear friend, you are among kindred spirits, each of us doing our best to be true….

  4. It is important to stay curious and keep exploring all our mysteries and ways. Gret post! Valerie

  5. Oh dear friend, I often feel the same way, but you put it so much more eloquently than I. Your art always says something, too. I think it speaks of curiosity and freedom, never fear of the unknown. That’s what I love about your art.

  6. Love this post and it hits home for sure. I’m definitely more internal now. I mean I love getting out with family – being with the grands, seeing friends. But; I love my days of being able to sit at my art table in my art room, music on and just play…….have a cup of tea – just be!

    It’s a heat wave today – will hit 34 degrees! Woohoo! xo

  7. Your lovely art and words are always so welcoming and full of interest and something different. I am a home body , loving all that is deep and internal. Stories and art stir me, beautiful landscapes and skies, and lots of still quiet time to listen to my own deep whispers.

  8. HOME BODY here, notice all caps. Trying to break out of my internal world. The Big Bang Theory test we took on FB, was right on the money. Scary and weird…

  9. There were many years in my life when the external forces were, well, the forces that drove my life. Now, I listen to the internal messages more. Of course, I still let in those outside “noises” in for that is how I learn new things. Love your inside out (or is it outside in) art today, Corrine! Mwah!

  10. OMG – you have it to a T my lovely. Beautiful, raw expression in your art as always, lol those circles remind me of all the things that fly through my head all day, every day. Hmm, the two direction thing also reminds me of my awful habit of playing ‘devils advocate’ with myself all the time too tee hee, I am rarely a snap decision maker!!!!!!!!
    Huge hugs x x x x

  11. all I know is you are exploding with color 🙂

  12. I absolutely LOVE your artwork here!!! Such a great, great post!

  13. Ohh did I say that I am a BIG fan of your art 😉 Oh look at those colors together and then the story your painting tells! You rock ♥ and as you tell about being the whole day in the studio and only emerge for a walk and make something to eat…that could be ME too 😉 ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

  14. What a perfect representation of how you think and feel. I love it. I, too, am perfectly happy all alone in my studio for hours on end. I seldom even play music because I love the quiet.

  15. Beautiful. Thinking of you.

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