Sunday, February 17, 2013

Life Threads

Detail from the collage COMPLETION by Donna Watson

NOTE:  4 Day workshop, May 20-23.  At Coupeville, on Beautiful Whidbey WA.
PERSONAL EXPRESSION:  A Design Approach.  This workshop is open to all mediums and all styles of painting, including collage.  For more information and to register go to the website:

some letters I have received from art buddies in 2012
"At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are and 
you know what you want."
--- Lao Tzu
some tags I have received from art buddies in 2012
"In the end, only three things matter;
how much you loved, how
gently you lived, and how gracefully
you let go of things
not meant for you."
--- Buddhist saying
image by Donna Watson

image by Donna Watson
The hands know, 
the materials too, 
quite apart from your imaginings,
less or more than your intentions - 
following the pattern that emerges,
the story as it tells.  -- Jane Whitely

image by Donna Watson

image by Donna Watson
You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything:
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke

image by Donna Watson, fabrics, fibers, waiting for inspiration

recent purchases from Habu - website found here  

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening 
That is translated through you into action,
And because there is only one of you in all time,
This expression is unique.
--- Martha Graham  


Valerianna said...

I was so pleased to see your post pop up on my dashboard. Wonderful art buddies you have! Lovely quotes, thanks.

trish said...

Is there somewhere to see the entire piece "Completion"? I would love to see it!

ArtPropelled said...

A great way to start the week, thanks Donna. Beautiful images and inspiring quotes set the tone of my day.

ZenDotStudio said...

always look forward to the delicious treats for the eye and tasty word morsels that you feed our souls with!

Judy Martin said...

This post and the last one have given me so much.

Thank you for your beautiful mind and generous heart.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful quotes to inspire us all and I love all those fibers from Habu...I wish I did not live thousands of miles away as I would be there at that workshop with bells on...ohhh and a BIG box of fibers too!!

Barry said...

Hi D - hope the course goes well. Love the details of the threads; and also the Buddhist saying. Go well. B

Unknown said...

Thank you for this beautiful meditative post.

Diane said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I get your posts via email. Your art is ever so inspiring. The quotes are cool too but your art..... is fantastic.

Laura said...

Some day... a workshop of yours will flow well with my schedule but until then wishing you the best and I just love your palette.

Question for it hard to stay in this palette, I'm sure it isn't to me it seem that's Natures palette. Just has to ask? cusious like a kid. so enjoy see you work.

annell4 said...

Beautiful post! Good luck with workshop!

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful images and inspiring words - great way to start the week.
Wish I were closer for that workshop . . .

Seth said...

Stunning post Donna and this looks to be a very special workshop. Oh how I wish I could extend my stay in the Northwest one more week and attend. But I will at least look forward to a blog post about the experience.

Ruth Armitage said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time at the fiber show... love the quotes in this post.

Marianne Hall said...

OH....Habu! Thank you for the link....where I will surely be lost for hours....and for the beautiful inspiration. I will be headed to Whidbey in September for another event...can't wait! Surely your workshop there will be a spiritual retreat as well.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I see you collect beauty, curate your selection and present it to us as a type of spiritual offering. My life is richer for it.

Thank you Donna, for your exquisite taste and your clear vision.

As an alumni of your workshop, I can say it is art--creative-life altering. Fortunate are the artists who have the experience.

Velma Bolyard said...

beautiful, and that last shot, well, i wonder which of these will be like the ones in the box coming to my house this week from habu!

lyle baxter said...

a lovely post! as usual I have to visit more than once to take it all in. thank you

deborah from collagewhirl said...

Thanks Donna, for visiting my blog.

Very inspiring materials in this post with lots of possibilities. I wish I could be at that workshop!

Caterina Giglio said...

I always enjoy stopping by your place for beauty and peace, it is always inspiring to me... thank you...

mansuetude said...

Every image beautiful in balance and every quote opened into heart. thank you

Lynn said...

Heavens, this is beautiful.

Jann Gougeon said...

SOMEDAY I hope to take one of your workshops! :) I have a feeling that it would answer many of the questions (composition, texture, marking) I have about the direction I would like to go with my art.

Always luscious images and treasures! Thank you, Donna.

Kathy Johnson said...

Your photo compositions look so much like your beautiful collages!

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Anonymous said...

Nice... i like that

Marisa said...

Beautiful art and quotes!

Anonymous said...

When I need inspiration the universe seems to provide. Thank you.