Monday, May 4, 2009

Breaking Glass

I want to thank those of you who left me a comment on Kim's Visions when I thought it may be taking a bit of a chance to post here after the spammer hit. At first I had problems getting blogger to function, so I was not sure what was going on. All seems fine now, so let me try this again. Of course, I have no problem with you going ahead and leaving me a comment on the post I did on 'Glacier Colors'. :)

I am sure any regular readers here remember this image:

and this one

which I posted recently to show you the bits and pieces I had used of dried acrylic ink. I have gotten some super suggestions about working with these bits and am now trying to work out those suggestions to pass along to you.


In the meantime, I thought you might like to see the piece I took these crops from:

'Breaking Glass' is when the beauty crumbles and cuts you and when life seems as though it cannot exist in this struggle for much longer. You understand the beauty of the shards and how important it was for the glass to renew itself in a different form. This is a reflection of you. Acrylic on 20 x 16 inches cradled hardboard.

Have a Great Day!




18 comments:

sukipoet said...

this is beautiful kim. interesting that when things break, beauty can ensue.

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Suki,

Thank you so much. It really is interesting how something broken can be so beautiful. Fiona Long has recently been working on an outdoor sculpture in a London part which utilizes broken, discarded umbrellas...she is doing some really cool stuff with those. You do some pretty amazing stuff with found objects, too.

Have a Wonderful Afternoon

Love,

Kim

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Very nice. I didnt know how to get to your other blog to leave a comment. I am glad you got rid of that PEST SPAMMER. I wish THEY could do something about them.
Lovely work Kim.

~Babs said...

I love your musings on crumbling glass. Much like coal becoming diamonds.
Re-newing and refining,,,I like those thoughts on our (yet another) bleak, rainy and dreary day.
I also love bumping these images up, to 'feel' the glassy textures.
they're awesome!

Kim said...

Thanks so much, Cris! I really appreciate your kind words here. No worries at all about the other blog - that is clearly not a deal. I appreciate your comment right here, too. :)

Oh it was a mess getting all of that stuff out of here. I commented on a blog which had been spammed after the spammer had gotten there...I didn't see it because I commented before I read the other comments (I will not do that again)...then he nabbed me. I was so irritated because it locked up my blog for a little while and I couldn't warn people not to comment here. I think that was the worst part...as well as trying to make sure I got all of the 30+ post out of 2+ years of blogging.

At any rate, thank you so much, Cris...I hope he didn't get you.

Love,

Kim

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Kim, That happened to me a few months ago and I just happened to be on when he was doing it and I just kept deleting as he kept it up. it came to my email and I could trace them. but I did blog on someones right before yours and my blog shut down for awhile. So something happened. Maybe we have to go to we read it first and then post it. Bums me out they can control everything. but glad your ok again.

Kim said...

Awe Cris, I am so sorry you have had to deal with this craziness. You know Chewy had a real conversation going about this guy, as he nabbed her, too....she was not pleased and made no bones about it. At any rate, she had a good thought in that if we could only block people we did not want commenting, it might help keep this from happening over and over. Apparently this same person has taken Blogger bloggers down this same route before (I, being digitally ignorant have no idea how they know these things). On facebook you can block people you do not want accessing your pages or information...which is helpful, so the ability is there.

Mmm, see, I was afraid this was going to happen to my readers and they too would be hit or something. A lot of people had their inboxes innundated with something sent from this blog. I do know that.

Well, I am glad it is worked out and we are on our way again.

Thanks Cris!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Babs, I totally missed your beautiful self hiding away up there...my apologies! Gee, I miss you when you are up there saying such nice things about my work...you are going to disown me!

Hey, I had not thought of the pressure and heat of coal becoming diamonds in relationship to the thoughs here. You are so right, too. I love how we can look at something or read something and it triggers so much from our own memories which are not a part of someone else's memory. Isn't that just the coolest thing? Art is like that, though...so universal, really.

No, another apology if all of this bluish watery stuff is just expanding that dreary, rainy day you are having. I am so sorry...spring really socks those days to us, doesn't it? Oh, well, when the sun comes out, so will the plants. I, for one, am grateful for the rain patting down some pollen. :)

Ohh, good, I am glad these pump up well...there is a lot to look at in this one...bet you can see those bits easier, too! :)

Thanks Sweet Babs...and sorry about leaving you hanging up there!

Love,

Kim

Lynette said...

Kim, OMG this is really, really stunning! I love those icy colors and textures and it's just a delicious painting! I guess I'm lucky that Ed missed my blog, I saw where he has hit so many others though.

Kim said...

Oh thank you so much, Lynette! You know I have really enjoyed working on these and know there are lots more to come with this series.

You are very lucky old ed did not get you...I am very, very glad, too! Strange how people choose to use their talents, isn't it?

Thanks again, Lynette, for your beautiful and very kind words.

Love,

Kim

Cestandrea said...

Breaking Glass , a title which is very complex. Like the painting. Lots and lots of broken things to consider and to find beauty in.
Love your expressed feelings, both verbal and visual.

Jessie Lilac said...

It's beautiful Kim and those colours!!!! Good words for me today too, I love the idea of broken pieces forming something new, it's so true and so uplifting. This idea works in many ways and makes sense of when things feel as though they're going wrong. Thank you.x

soulbrush said...

absolutely gorgeous, haven't been to visit you for a whiel am too bust with work and posting every day, saw on andrea's blog that you had some stuff accepted for the magazine, so glad and enjoy the launch in ny! jellyous! xx

Kim said...

Thank you, Andrea. I have no idea what is happening with me and these words right now. I need to grab them while I can, though :) It means a lot to me you like them.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Jess, it is the truth. I have been thinking about what it is I would like people to come away with when they see my paintings and I think the whole idea of life being complex and sometimes being brutal, but when you can step back there is also a great deal of beauty. I think sometimes we forget to look for the beauty...what ever that might mean to you.

I keep wondering if it is my age which makes me think like this :)

Thanks Jess

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hello Soul,

I know what you mean about being busted busy. I struggle here to get around to blogs, too...do you think one day we might catch up? :)

I am glad you like this painting and am honored you popped in here, too.

Now don't be jealous or even jellyous about the magazine...sometimes things fit and sometimes they don't...I have had a lot of don't fits, too.

Thanks Soul!

Love,

Kim

San said...

Beautiful, re-assembled shards. Such a commentary on the hardness and fragility of life, and the determined spirit.

Kim said...

Thank you so much, San. Life sure can be fragile and determination is a huge part of dealing with the bits.

I always appreciate your insights here!

Love,

Kim