As a follow up to my previous post about “The Lovely View,” I would like to formally announce the new location for my writings is now on my website, juliarymer.com. Please join me there! The new blog is called “Art | Life | Process” and will document the full breadth of my artistic and creative … More Where the writings will go…
Hello, lovelies! I have kept this blog for some years as a holding space for my writings about art, life, the creative process, parenthood, color theory and beauty. Along the way I have met many new and exciting artists, and shared some profound and honest thoughts. This post is to announce that the blog is … More The Lovely View is moving.
Painting is slow. It requires time, and attention, and engagement. Painting is without algorithm or artificial intelligence; rather, it is the most human of intelligence. It is the oldest intelligence, begat from the hands of ancient peoples, tens of thousands of years ago, on cave walls. There is something pure about paint on a surface, … More Analog (in a digital world)
I’m battling my way through my work, preparing for an upcoming show, but also, as always, simply doing the work: creating, destroying, pondering, playing in the studio. Marking up canvases and instantly regretting the marks, or sometimes– not often– loving what I have made, and getting attached, wanting to keep it. Then destroying it and … More Thoughts on the artistic process.
Parenting is no joke. I know a lot of people liken it to a really hard job, but I don’t see it that way. Parenting is more like a spiritual practice for me. The fortitude, patience and faith it requires are more akin to one seeking enlightenment than a job you go to every day. … More In which I veer off topic and talk about parenting.
Today I had a realization. I was sitting at my acupuncture appointment, with my four month old baby on my lap,. He’s cooing and kicking and wiggling and laughing, while I’ve got needles stuck in me in an attempt to clear out a nasty headache that had set in with the heat wave this week. … More The List of Undone Things
Life with a new baby is rather slow. Despite constant reminders by well meaning Baby Boomers how quickly your children’s lives go by, I find my days creeping along, at once mindless and wonderful. The baby learns to smile and interact amidst the endless diaper changes in a day. He sleeps on me, not in his crib, so I … More When life slows down
Whenever I think of line- in the design sense- I think of the word mark-making. Mark-making is one of those art terms that you hear in art school as an artist, but it doesn’t really mean much to anyone outside the arts. (Frankly, it doesn’t always mean much to artists!) However, it is a term … More Elemental Beauty: Line and Texture
Live with beauty in nature. Aspens in the grove, South Lake Tahoe.
Skyler McGee: Balancing Nature and Space I have followed Skyler McGee’s work since she was a student of mine at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Since then, her work has evolved into careful, poetic considerations of nature, space, and color. Inspired by the natural world, Skyler works in fresh, delicate layers. She plays with combinations … More Art & Beauty: Skyler McGee