Monday, April 04, 2011

A small piece of the creative process at work and the evolution of a little story.

After the first post,  an encouraging comment left by a dear reader( thanks Barb!)
 suggested that I continue and turn the post into a little story. At first I wasn't sure how, but after reviewing the body of work produced in the last four or five months it started to occur to me what was happening and it became easier to finish the story.

Sometimes stories are illustrated with works created specifically for the story.
This is the way I would normally go about this,
 but this time, 
the images created the story.

With the exception of the image in the first post, none of the others were 
specifically created for the story, they were all chosen from previous work.

 The images of the women with bird in the heart, shown here, are newer works and were created in the past 3 weeks. Although only four are shown, there are total of six .

Our connection to our true nature is inside all of us.

Although the three part story was fun to put together it would not have been nearly as much fun had it not been for the interest shown by all who commented. Thank you!

From a walk this weekend.

all sorts of wild things..

And when I got home...

A visitor comes calling 
 Out of the corner of my eye,
movement of a bulky sort got my attention,

A stately girl, quietly going about her business,

came through the neighborhood parading her
wildness through the domestic landscape.


  1. Lovely! Visual story and stately turkey. That first image is quite evocative - photo/painting collage? Really wonderful...

  2. There is a crow that I've noticed, she often sits on a lamp post outside my window - except on really windy days. On those windy days she balances herself at the very top of a tall tree, on the thinnest of branches, facing the wind and 'surfing' the gusts as they blow towards her. I always think of you and your drawings when I see her there.

  3. Valerianna-Oh, thank you so much for your comments on this post and others. The first image is three photo images superimposed on one another.
    I love that you have the gifted singer the hermit thrush to serenade you when the weather turns warm:)

    elle s'nnuie- To think of me when you see
    the beautiful crow has nearly brought a tear to my eye. What a wonderful creature to 'surf' the wind just for the pure joy of it. Your sharing of your observation makes me smile:)

  4. The photos are so sunny and bright and light-emitting! The images create the story - a wonderful way of making art! The combination of drawings is exquisite. The inspiration by friends and other artists is water in the desert of working in art.

  5. Wonderful, full of light your pictures are. Thank you.

  6. Dori and Nika- Comments from two wonderful artists make my day complete!
    "The inspiration by friends and other artists is water in the desert of working in art."
    What a nice way of putting it Dori, so true.

  7. looking forward to your story as it evolves

  8. The wonderful psychiatrist ( and even greater artist ! ) Carl Gustav Jung gave it the name "Synchronicity" when signs of visitors and images and coincidences show us that the inner world and the outer world are one and the same.
    Then the beautiful free wildness of the soul parades in the domestic world :-)
    I have the feeling that you are working very much now, Ramona, things flow and come together. A joy to witness your work so alive!

  9. Yes, he called the heading of the text about these phenomenons "Synchronizität akausaler Zusammenhänge". I loved to read a lot of him!

  10. I have felt this synchronicity so often when viewing work that I admire from other artists.
    A very strange and exciting phenomena.

  11. Oh what beautiful images and words! Once again I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit.


  12. Quite often images suggest stories to me - or at least feelings that need words attached. That Gal who visited you - she is totally out of place and totally at home.