Monday, September 20, 2010

Heading into Fall . . .


Screenprint with gold gouache.
4" x 4"


Nasturtiums with "mist fringe."


A lovely combination from the garden at Adelaide's Books.


Monoprint
7" x 9"


Fall is my favorite season.  

 I'm reading Sue Bender's Everyday Sacred and mulling over this idea, gleaned from it's pages:  Do more of less.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

12 comments:

Annie said...

"Do more of less" sounds like a great quote for me to hold by. Thanks. I love these monoprints - colours and shapes reminding me of sunflower yellows, leaf fade, seed heads. Gorgeous.

Printed Material said...

Gloria,
'Do more of less' is a good mantra and I think it's one I should sign up to. Love the graphic element in your monoprints, especially the first one with the screen print. Great colours as ever. Lesley

betsy best-spadaro said...

Do more of less...sounds like a pipe dream when one has a to-do list as long as one's arm. sigh. but something to aspire to i suppose! it was fun to be reminded of adelaide's...love that place!

Gloria Freshley said...

thanks Annie! And I just read some of your beautiful words on A Handful of Stones.

Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

Gloria Freshley said...

Hi Lesley, I am really mulling this mantra over with respect to my various art interests. So many interests and so little time...Thanks for your comments. Gloria

Gloria Freshley said...

Hi Betsy, Yes, I know your list must be a mile long, but the depth of your printmaking portfolio exemplifies the idea of "more of less"...i.e., more focus, less distraction. I admire that about your work. Thanks for commenting!

Liv Sørvaag said...

hi there Gloria !
Love your screenprint and monotypies

Gloria Freshley said...

Thanks Liv, So nice to hear from you! Best...

novembergrass said...

Hi Gloria. This concept of focusing on one thing, and following it further an be a good thing. But sometimes following a broad set of interests and techniques leads you to new places too. Beautiful prints.

annamaria said...

Hmm,sounds like a good book to pick up at the library- love your monoprints- always inspiring to stop by here-take care-xx

Susan Johnson said...

Great color in your prints. They're so crisp. I love that blue--such a fall feeling. A nice little set of pictures all in a row. and a pleasure to look at!

Gloria Freshley said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Annamaria and Susan! Yes, this book is good. Very short morsels of wisdom written by Sue Bender, a graphic artist from Berkeley, CA, when she was approximately 60. Her earlier book, "Plain and Simple" chronicled her sojourn among the Amish. I first read it years ago, and need to read it again. Susan, your photo stories are always fabulous!! Love seeing your part of our world!