Saturday, January 23, 2010

seagulls fly by...


(dreamer)

I have just seen 'James and the giant peach' on DVD... well James lassoes 100 seagulls to carry his giant peach out of the sea and off to New York City.  I have also seen 'Up' last week and it has a similar idea but he uses balloons, instead of seagulls and he is lifting up his house and not a giant peach and he goes to South America and not New York City.  Anyway the details are a little different but the idea is similar... and I like it.

I like the idea of a lot of small things making something big happen. Each and every one of those small things equals a little bit of hope and together they are like dreams coming true.  Sounds a little cheesy but I think it is a nice idea.

For a few minutes about 15 years ago after seeing the Royal New Zealand ballet I dreamed of being a ballerina.  But sometimes I think it is better to keep some of those dreams as dreams.  Me as a ballerina would be a comedy act... and I am ok with that dream being just a fleeting dream.  It is easy to be a dreamer the hard part is deciding which ones to attach seagulls to and which ones to let the seagulls fly by.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Love her and the thoughts behind her.

chrissy said...

katherine...
i LOVE her. i love your thoughts on little things making big things happen. i happen to be a lover of the little things.
also, congratulations on the cards...can't wait to hear more about how it goes.
thanks for sharing your talent and your thoughts.
i think you are so sweet.
c

tangled sky studio said...

i love the last paragraph. so true. so central to our time here.thanks for sharing your thoughts in such a lovely way.

Anne-Marie said...

Hey, Katherine Q! I saw your name attached to a comment on a blog I some times read and I thought, I know that name. I clicked on the link and yes, I'd recognise that style of art any where. Great to see you are still making art and doing well. Going off now to read some more of your blog :-)
Anne-Marie [circa, 1990]

PBsArtStudio said...

What a beautiful painting and the thought behind it too!

jenny said...

Oh so beautifully said - I loved the movie 'Up', brought a tear to my eye with the message behind it....love your new painting!!

Silke said...

Oh, she is so dreamy!! I love your thoughts on this painting - so true isn't it?! I love the colors and feel of this painting! Just beautiful!! Hugs, Silke

Susannah said...

Your work is gorgeous Katherine, congratulations on the run of 4,000 - won't be long before they'll ne printing more!

Michele Maule said...

So lovely. :)