Saturday, October 10, 2009
Paintings in the mail
The delight of this day was the arrival of a package in the mail so very neatly wrapped with many separate wrappings--from Japan. Hiroshi Matsumoto, a painter I have met on flickr whose work I have admired from first setting my eyes upon it, appeared on my etsy site "hearting" my work and an exchange was proposed. He called it a "miracle" that we could exchange work and indeed it has that feeling when I held his painting in my hand and felt his brushstrokes on the canvas...the memory traces held in paint. It is even more lovely in the flesh than on the screen and I was so fortunate to also be gifted with an oil painting of kanna leaf, very feather like and finely executed, a sensitivity so keen, by his partner Natsuo and several of her drawings on postcards. I was enlivened by this energy exchange that came onto me today, and my mood shifted from the couchpotato state to something far more creative and alive. Ah, new paintings in the house! Spirit exchanges, new friends, and possibilities. Life opened up once again.