Mind No Mind

Mind No Mind

Howdy!  Still drawing and painting, even thought I haven’t posted in quite some time.  Today I decide to post something that I was working on in the beginning of the year, and as I opened up Killing Jar Studio I was greeted by a notification from WordPress  wishing me a happy anniversary on one year TODAY.  What a coincidence.

I read once that another name for the mental state-of-mind that many know as “in the zone” is “mind no mind”.  It’s that state when one gets lost in their sport or activity (in this case, painting)  to the point that they lose all track of time and often block out all peripheral sounds etc.  The hours seem like seconds and a sort of tunnel vision occurs.  I’m certain many of you know the feeling.  I named this silly painting, Mind no Mind, because that was the state I was in while creating it.  It is a lot like what I sketch freely in my sketchbooks, however nothing like my public works.  Done in acrylics on Masonite board.  Note: The muscle man in the upper left corner is my husband, he’s much more handsome in life, and often appears in my drawings.

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Dobsonfly

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While surfin’ around the other day looking at insect photos and reading up on the six-legged, I came across a cool Word Press blog called Confessions of an Entomologist.  As I perused the neat posts and stories, one in particular got me thinking about the Dobsonfly, Why World Oceans Day is Sexy.  So, one thing lead to another and here is my watercolor of a Dobsonfly.  Be sure to check out the links above to read more about the very interesting lifecycle of the Dobsonfly

A Gift for Someone Special

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A gift of blank cards for my Mother-in-law.  She is one who still sends hand written cards and letters regularly, and she always seems to have the perfect card for just the right occasion. This month is her birthday and I hope that she likes them.  There is something so satisfying about giving a love-made gift.

Six deckled cards with matching envelopes.

Dragonfly Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Florida

A few dragonfly photos as I’m in the process of some artwork.  I think that she was probably on her last day or close to expiring.  I think this because of docile behavior and because she looks old in the face and the jagged wing tips.