I’ve had no internet connection for the last three days and sitting in the local café to get access is not kind to my disabled wreck of a body, alas. In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful watercolours of Janet Weight Reed and I’ll be with you when I can!
During the middle part of my career, from 1986 til 1999, I painted large murals for corporate entities. They weren’t always paintings I was excited about, but they paid the bills and kept my tools honed, which in turn gave me freedom to paint what I wanted to paint.
Something I learned, which has stood me in good stead, is that if you change one small area of a huge mural….the whole image changes.
A relatively small change might not seem obvious to the viewer, but the fact is that every brush stroke added or deleted changes the rhythm and energy of a painting.
And so it is with all of life.
Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring, first published in 1962, recognised the early signs of relatively small changes within the environment. …
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