Ruthie Hochman has a blog Ruthie’s Reason. Recently, she had a post on Simple Pleasures … I quote, “Simple pleasures are the “little” things that accentuate life and make the biggest difference. … Perhaps what I find most pleasurable about the simple things I delight in is their simplicity – the complete ease with which one is able to enjoy them.” I truly agree and I bet you do too. I loved her post! It’s worth reading the rest!
Solitude, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Ruthie asked me to consider painting about simple pleasures. I think at the beginning she really meant one painting about simple pleasures. Since Ruthie loves my bubbles, I assumed she meant with the bubblescape series. She liked that idea. I have been hard at creating, working with the bubbles to take my abilities to the next level of creating more conceptual art – at least that is how I see it.
I am taking a concept and representing it with these bubbles ~ that really and truly little meaning past what I endow them with. It is pretty exciting to me! In general I just create, exploring my materials, being guided by my soul and my feelings … and then look at it to see what it is. This is somewhat new territory for me.
So I have 2 questions for you … one are what are your simple pleasures? What simple pleasures would you like to see in bubblescapes? This might be a little similar to Debi Cates questions. She is a talented and fun photographer. I am going to point you to the post where she was very generous in her assessment of me. She has a fantastic experiment going on where she asks people to make choices … I encourage you to check out her other posts too!
Back to the questions … what are your simple pleasures and what simple pleasures would you like to see in bubblescapes? Question 2 … someone asked me if I have any paintings of “lovers.” I have struggled with this a lot with the bubbles … but nothing is gelling very well. I thought someone might have an idea for lovers they would like to see me try in bubbles. I would love your help!!
~ Diane Clancy