Many of you know of my unique predilection for plaster and ceramics but particularly plaster mimicking rope wrapped cloth on anything #johndickinson#plaster
So imagine the ecstasy of stumbling upon this #portuguesedesign vase that cost much less than I’ll pay my therapist to hear me wax on about whilst she feigns interest and rolls her eyes discretely
Need another bowl (anything really) like a toothpick stuck into my nether regions but the graphics on this old ironstone bowl from England caught my eye from across a very large room. It doesn’t take much to distract me. I see beauty in obscure utilitarian objets
My daughter brought me back many gifts from India but I treasure this little Jasmine incense which thoughtfully came with a little tin base to burn the cones on. I don’t particularly love the fragrance but I’m sure it’s better in a grand marble temple than my tiny abode.
I have decided to start painting again and forgive my parents for cutting off my CalArts tuition. I wasn’t talented as a graphic designer...although I know I’m an excellent art director. One thing I learned is that one ought to be trained classically before attempting modernism and abstraction so I I’m painting over classic vintage oils in a modern palette and design because the viewer can imagine the classic still life painting underneath and that’ll give some merit to my inspired graphic...think of it as “re-purposed.” Or hate it because I’ve maybe covered a masterpiece. I don’t mind. When it goes back into it’s old frame, at least it’ll be something I like and made. I should have taken a “before” but why? They’re dead and the still life was mediocre.
Today I found a set of 70 pieces of this Pfalzgraff (I forget the pattern) but it was so complete and so hefty & with a timeless quality I thought I’d get it just in case I get my Danish ski lodge on.
Sometimes when it’s all over and cleaned up is when one is most thankful...even though I wouldn’t have traded the moment for another. In gratitude truly for the abundance and especially the company of loved ones. And now I’m grateful for all the amazing people in my life whom I didn’t cook for but you know who you are and unless you’re inebriated, you know I’m thinking of you all.
What could be better than a new political party anywhere in the world now and especially #turkiye ? And a woman leader at that.not opposed to a beautiful head scarf but refreshingly #secular Sigh... #quizas