In Humble Praise of the Abstract

DinoBlur_4730, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I write to you today in humble praise of the square black and white abstract image. Now, I know these type of images don’t usually get all of the attention, no, everybody always wants to look at mountain tops or pretty girls half naked. But I like these sorts of images, at least, I’ve written here before about how much I like doing large square black and white images. There’s just something about them that I really like, something I can’t quite explain. And, while I don’t normally do fully abstract images, I kind of like the tints and tones across this one. It’s got every “color” from the deepest of black to the brightest of whites in it, somehow, all sharing the same real estate. There’s just something about abstract black and white work that I really like so I post it today without apology and write to you today in humble praise of the abstract.

Nothing earth shattering to say today, other than I just wanted to post this image and check-in a bit. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and gearing up for the upcoming holiday weekend in the ‘States. Next week, you see, is Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the official start to holiday shopping (although, I suspect, some of you have started shopping already.)

This morning my doorstep was, ahem, “violated” by a big box from Dick Blick. Oh, happy day! More supplies in the mail. Come to Mama, you luscious art supplies, you. Mama needs to paint some more. Have lots of plans but not time to get myself into the studio to do anything. Sometimes, eh, you know, that’s how the artistic life goes so I take it as it comes. It’s all good, you know, all good, and helps me appreciate studio time more when I can actually get it.

Enough talking about that, how’s your weekend going so far?

Until next time…


  1. Great Grandma Lin
    November 20, 2011 / 3:58 am

    I like your abstract black and white, reminds me of the fury of ocean waves…well I had a productive day at my computer all day revising poetry. See some of it in tomorrow's post. I actually completed/revised five poems and submitted them to two statewide contests. Deadline isn't till end of December and I have all my Christmas shopping done and wrapped and will be starting on my Christmas cards/letter after Thanksgiving…lol!

  2. Carol
    November 20, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    Thanks, Lin. Best of luck with the contests.

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