My He(ART)-Full Life



Friday, September 10, 2010

snapshot...

Music...I have been listening to lots of Italian opera this past while...immersing myself in the rich, luscious emotions and notes of these masters. I picture myself sitting in an old old room somewhere in Italy, painting, with a window right in front of me...a bakery underneath with the smell of fresh bread drifting up...water down below...old grand buildings...heaven


Indian silks...I am loving these lush rich, jewel-toned fabric. They sit on a shelf in my studio...sometimes I hang them up on the wall. I love the colors, the feel and the way they catch the light. I wonder about who made them...who sat on the floor and spun this cloth...what does this person's life look like? Do they ever get to wear the beautiful silk they spin? These colors work their way into my heart, my mind and into my paintings. I LOVE them!

Time...so many of us have so much to do and so little time to do it in! It seems that time is just flying by and we are passive observers! How can we fit everything in? This is what I try to do...prioritise, cut out television, don't invite time and energy stealers into our lives (toxic people and situations), meditate, appreciate the small things, simplicity, focus on this moment and not on all the things that need to get done...


Beauty...flowers...nature...I love the smell of fresh flowers. I love the still life quality of a vase, pottery, glassware catching the light....different angles. Living art. A painting come to life.



Transition...The changing of seasons. I love the in-between time of seasons. Summer isn't officially over and fall isn't here yet...there are traces of flowers in bloom, birds chirping, children in shorts but also... leaves starting to change color, a crispness  in the evening air and back to school.



Love...

* thank you so much for  your kind words and thoughts regarding  my last post. Someimes we just need to express our feelings, process it and get on the other side:) Happy weekend to all of you!

Later...Jessica Torrant, a wonderful artist I met through Etsy, interviewed me! You can read it here!

6 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

You won't believe it but I have a similar dream of living above a bakery in and old town square in Italy. More lovely images, Soraya. I love the stack of Indian silks.

Carola Bartz said...

Wonderful snapshots! I love the Indian silk, so beautiful. These are the colors I see for you!

jacqueline said...

Such beautiful photos! I really adore Indian silks and you have such gorgeous collection. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Robin Norgren said...

Hi friend, I wanted to pop by and say "good morning" and let you know I am thinking of you. We are finally feeling settled over here and now await to go visit hubby in november-ONLY 50 days to go ;)
xoxoRobin

alison said...

thank you for sharing snapshots of your life, tara is adorable! and congratulations on the interview. you go girl! :)

patty said...

Soraya, you have put together a perfectly beautiful snapshot of your life right now through your words and images. I don't normally listen to opera, but the way you have described it makes me want to! Funny, on HGTV last night we just watched about a couple who owned a marvelous bakery and were remodeling the rooms up above!
Love your silks... I have thought when I do my workshops I would like to decorate the space with something like that for added color and atmosphere.
Well, I love everything about this post and I'm going over now to check out the interview!! Happy Monday to you - Friday is only 4 days away!!