When I do visual art every day, I lose my verbal abilities. I misspell words and can barely speak intelligently. There are many different types of intelligence. It’s not just about being able to spell or write. This one’s entitled “Mighty, mighty.”
All artists have their influences. One of mine is Joan Miró. Who are your influences? Here’s my painting for today in my year-long painting a day series: “Four happy trees and one vaguely annoyed one.” And here’s one from the master, Miró. Carolineallen.com.
The process of going from a journalist in newsrooms to a novelist and visual artist has been all about getting out of the intellect and getting into the soul. It’s been about letting go of control. That is the goal of the painting a day series. Today’s is called “Come on baby light my fire” […]
“The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.” — John Stuart Mill One painting a day for one year, CarolineAllen.com.
What does doing a painting a day have to do with being a novelist and a book coach? Everything. It’s all about getting out of the mind and into the soul. It’s about letting go of control and letting the heart and spirit speak. It’s about silencing the inner critic and going for it and getting […]
“In Memoriam.” carolineallen.com