May I join in the circle and wish for all marblers, and artists of
every sort throughout the the entire world to be blessed in 2005 with
enough creative energy to turn fear into love, and darkness into light.
It has always been my contention that you could show George Bush, Osama
Bin Laden, Ariel Sharon, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, or anyone else
you can think of one of our beautiful sheets of marbled paper and any
one of them would smile and be drawn to it. This is Power, and there
is a lot of art that works that way, across borders, through barriers
of all kinds! Don't hold it inside -- please everyone, make sure you
spread it and share it in any way you can while there is still time. I
am not a shining star in the Marbling Tribe, just a member who loves
this art with all my heart and will do it as long as I breathe, and I
am grateful to be a part of this wonderful group.
As for what I listen to while marbling? SALSA, REGGAE, SOCCA, AFRO
BEAT, BELLY DANCING MUSIC, JAZZ, OLDIES, even some RAP and HIP HOP --
things that get me loosened up and often literally dancing around my
tray, playing my brush or swirling my stylus as if they were musical
instruments. In quieter moments, my tape of Emily Dickenson poetry, my
tapes of bird calls. At one time I had a little black and white TV in
my studio and I watched among other things, a lot of Dobie Gillis
reruns. But the thing that was great is that it was a black and white
tv, so no matter what I watched, it looked old! For anyone who can
listen to the radio online, I highly recommend WPKN (just type those
letters into your search). It is 100% listener sponsored amazing
radio. I doubt if there is anything like it anywhere in America or in
the entire world. You'll have to listen for six weeks to understand
the scope of what this station plays. It's great for marbling, your
mind and your heart.
Thank you for all the information and thought provoking commentary and
remember... if the world has cancer, see yourself and a healthy cell!
I love you all, Nelle
On Friday, December 31, 2004, at 07:34 PM, Ingrid wrote:
> Dear Gail, Milena and Iris and....
> How wonderful it would be to be in
> your studio as it would be visiting
> others. Sharing the music and watching
> you work. Listening to rock or Mozart,
> sipping a toast,sharing thoughts, ideas
> and marveling at your accomplished works.
> You are truly an inspiration and light up
> my life (as there are others too).
> I know I miss you all, all you marblers.
> Wishing you a Good New Year. Ingrid
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