May the New Year of 2016 provide you with
An abundance of kind people,
Vibrantly good health,
Feeling cherished by those around you,
and all that is best for you.
May you know how much you matter.
How much you are loved at all times.
Be surrounded by beauty.
May you have the will to address what needs to be addressed.
The courage to set new boundaries where necessary.
The discipline to work on ‘that thing you were always going to work on.’
The self knowing to rest when necessary and to ‘GO’ when the time is right.
Thank you for being here with me.
Christine, HOW are you so creative???
Here. I present a piece to introduce you to a drawing game that is fun, will challenge your imagination, and spark your creativity.
Recommended for everyone.
One person draws a line or shape or multiple lines and shapes with one color of
pencil or paint. and the second person draws a picture using those shapes and lines, with another color or colors of pencil or paints.
You can turn the paper in any direction you want before you start.
This piece was created from the lines you see below.
What would YOU have made out of these lines?
You can do it with any number of people.
Send them to me!
How do I accomplish all the things I do?
Studying and practicing effective productivity strategies.
This To Do list tweak is for times when you have five or ten minutes of down time throughout the day.
It eliminates time wasted trying to figure out your ‘to do’ list shorthand.
Choose which productivity method/app you love.
Todoist is amazing.
More walking adventures.
Many of these walk pictures are taken in one part of Durand Eastman Park in Rochester, NY.
You may recognize some similar locations.
The goal is to always see things with new eyes and from different angles.
It has been an uncommonly warm winter.
Warm enough to see wildlife in the middle of December in Rochester, NY.
and to have some greenery still abounding.
Painted tree. Can you see the face?
ChristineTree – The Lakota say our closest relatives are the trees.
Sometimes in life it seems like we’re stuck in the rocks.
Standing in the rocks.
And the rocks are also in a cage.
It seems like nothing is growing.
Like nothing can grow where we are.
But sometimes if we.
Soil drifts in from somewhere.
Things grow through the rocks.
Things that can grow through rocks are very strong.
Today was a busy day filled with marvelous meetings, fascinating conversations, new things, sterling customer service, finishing up with some of the best steak I ever ate.
It was still necessary to say a quick hello to you before sleeping.
Sending you love bubbles and dreams filled with many beauties…
Haven’t been able to figure out what to get for Johnny or Sally or Hieronymus?
If you live in Rochester, NY, stop into My Two Hands.
529 Merchants Road, Rochester, New York 14609
Phone (585) 563.7944
There, you can pick up a variety of my art lovelies to fulfill your deepest gift giving desires.
Mini Mini Kringles – about 1.5″ tall.
The Mini Mini Kringles are ONLY available at My Two Hands.
Tiny Greeting cards. Great for a special gift tag. Includes a tiny envelope too.
Greeting Cards and matted Prints.
If you are not in Rochester and you still want to give Christine Marsh Art gifts, you can go to this page for matted prints.
Last, but certainly not least:
There is something special I am doing with only ONE Triptych of Light commission.
This is extremely rare because my collectors would beat me.
$400 will be taken off the price.
($4000 minus $400 = $3600 investment – This includes everything – insured shipping, tax, etc.)
Note: To get this to you in time for Christmas, I need you to have your subjects and/or photos to me by December 9th.
If you don’t need it by Christmas, any date is fine.
This Triptych of Light offer ends at 6pm on December 8, 2015.
There is only one available.
Hit reply to this newsletter and I will send you the necessary details to purchase.
What is your favorite present you ever received?
Would you share this with your people who make you feel like that?
Onward with my continued delight with who and what I find at the Rochester Public Market.
Now THAT is a SuperCarrotCarrot…
And, yes, it was necessary to write CarrotCarrot twice.
Carrot nipples. 😀
The first thing that came to mind here was that this was some kind of carrot rocket ship.
It HAS to be at least part alien.
The carrots from this farmer are among the best I have ever eaten.
What is your favorite vegetable?
The Chachapoyas were a mysterious people who lived in Peru before the Incas.
They are sometimes called The Warriors of the Clouds.
Here is more information about their culture on Wikipedia.
This art was made in honor of the Chachapoyas.
It was inspired from a piece of fabric believed to be made by the Chachapoyas.
In order to make this, I used a cloud photograph I took on a peaceful evening while visiting a lovely friend in Wayland, NY.
Then the being was created with rainbow pencil (below)
and superimposed the two in Adobe Photoshop.
A bit of the clouds shows through the body of the being.
This is atypical and abstract compared to my usual creations, but isn’t it fun to not see something about Christmas right now?
It was fun to create my version of the original ancient art.
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite art from that holiday?
For example: Santa Claus, Pumpkins, Trees, Winter scenes,
turkeys, purple platypuses…
Yesterday I wrote about How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.
What re-ignited my Leonardo passion was a documentary that I recently watched called ‘The Da Vinci Detective‘ on Netflix.
This documentary is about a scientist, Dr. Maurizio Seracini who, with incredible persistence and dedication, has searched for a lost painting of Leonardo’s for years.
He kept finding and using state of the art equipment and techniques for years.
He has not found this mural, The Battle of Anghiari yet.
The above is created by Peter Paul Rubens of The Battle of Anghiari.
During his years of research, Seracini found out that another painting, Adoration of the Magi, was not painted by Leonardo.
With all of his skills, he DOES discover, and gets images of Leonardo’s drawing underneath the paint.
The theory is that Leonardo’s original drawings were not traditional enough.
The patron hired someone else to finish the painting and paint out the ‘offensive’ elements.
This is all so eternally fascinating to me.
It reminds me of how I have developed Triptychs of Light over the years.
What is something you have been incredibly persistent with in YOUR life?
And how do you think that has changed the world?
Leonardo da Vinci has been one of my favorite artists for about 30 years now.
The Last Supper occasionally takes me on deep contented journeys of research, magnificence sponging, and observation.
There is so much TO everything he does.
One of the things I have learned from him is that when you really look at what I create, you will see that there is a lot more than first meets the eye.
More from me than you first thought.
More for you.
Leonardo da Vinci is a creative being who I can relate to a lot.
The reason for ‘is’ is that his universe of creations is so amazing, it is like he is still alive.
His skill at numerous things adds so much to everything he does.
There is a great book that changed a lot of how I thought. lived, and observed about 10 years ago and since.
It is called How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb
You don’t need to be an artist to be delighted by it.
Who are your favorite artists?
If you had to, which would you choose…
Living the rest of your days in a library, museum, or a zoo?
This is a fascinating question.
The answer for me has to come from where I have spent the most time in my life.
I love to learn, so that would be the library.
It is a hard decision though, because I also love animals.
It could be very interesting to observe animals over the years.
Zoos just don’t excite me that much.
It is difficult to not feel saddened around all the animals in captivity.
Museums are also amazing.
So much art can be contemplated for long periods of time.
The library would hold my interest the longest.
It would also have the largest variety of people.
Then, I have to add in a fourth choice.
That would be the rainforest.
A place where some of my soul lives.
Millions of species of beings.
That would be the final winner for me.
What about you?