Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blog Action Day

From Blog Action Day: “What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.”

Neda Doany of Papiers Coll├ęs mentioned that Blog Action Day is is sponsoring such a day on Oct 15 to promote caring for the environment. I know I plan to participate and encourage you to consider getting involved too. Details are at the site Blog Action Day.

Animals IV

Animals IV, Digital © Diane Clancy

This is quoted from their site - “On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.”

I know this issue concerns me greatly and I am sure it does you too. I also participate in the global meditations for peace. I have done lots of activist work also, but will jump at the chance to do this raising of awareness too.

~ Diane Clancy

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Empty Chair - Pastel

“The Empty Chair” is another pastel that was created in the slide room. You can read about the details of this creative process in the post Creating Inside and Out. I also have an acrylic version of this painting that I will showcase in the next couple of days.

The Empty Chair - Pastel

The Empty Chair - Pastel © Diane Clancy

It is interesting to me to see the difference in images when I put them into different mediums. My teacher, Michael Coblyn, used to talk about how each time one takes an image and translates it to another medium, it is important to see it as a new painting.

He encouraged us to not get caught up in trying to duplicate the image but instead to look at it as a new creation. This thinking has been incredibly helpful to me as I have taken my paintings created in traditional mediums and translated them into digital paintings.

After I created this pastel, I took a good hard look at it - and it was very striking to me. That empty chair in the window is very poignant to me - it feels very lonesome. I was caught in just creating and then stepped back and feel that there is a lot of power in this image.

~ Diane Clancy

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