Nina Leen, Young Teen, 1944
Lasar Segall, Youngster with Long Hair, 1942
Anita Malfatti, Montartre Song, 1926
Thuva-Lisa Steen, Self Portrait (photo)
Tongue out painting green dress, Rick Beerhorst, 2012
I spent an hour or so trolling through Flickr collecting favorites last night. I have shared a few of them here. Before I began this post I was clicking through someone's tumbler that I found totally captivating. I just kept coming to the end of the page and then I would hit next page and begin again. Oops! a half hour of my life just slipped away. Next page.
Julia Cameron calls it restocking the pond. As artists we are constantly drawing images and ideas out of our inner workings. It becomes necessary for us to find the playful ways that we can drop new images and ideas inside of us and then give them time and space to swim around and combine into new and mysterious possibilities. Wasting time? I prefer to think of it as restocking the pond.