Friday, October 31, 2014

What's on your desk?

Doodle Friday, what's on your desk? 



Let your pen do the talking!
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#mylifewithapen
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Stay connected with my doodle art, fine art and works in progress.
Andrea Currie is @PomonaLIFE

Art is community ~a.




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Who is your doppelgänger?

"A great man can't always change his mind."
- Dr. Jekyll, Mr Hyde, 1941


Who is your doppelgänger? 
In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger, doppelgaenger or doppelganger literally "double goer" is a look-alike or double of a living person who is sometimes portrayed as a harbinger of bad luck. (Click the link above to read the read the rest of this quote.)

What does your alter ego look like? How do you explore the caverns of your imagination? How do you respond to the negative emotions or experiences that can infiltrate your day? What is your emotional release

Be creative when the "other you" may peer from beneath the surface of your calm and collected self. Respond, don't react. Find a medium for creative expression. Paint, write, dance, run, sculpt, sing... The world is a stage and you are the star ~a.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doodle art print fun!

Doodle art print fun! Greeting cards and phone cases and much much more. 
Click the link: Fine Art Print Shop to see my new images.







How is your 'while waiting' travel time used?

“Not all those who wander are lost.” 
J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring



"Denver Chop House" (2014)
Original Fine Art

Creating Life Art: Celebrating the art inspired by travel.
With my journal open, my pen is in hand ~a.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Flying through fall

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." 
- Leonardo da Vinci



Monday, October 27, 2014

Creating Life Art

As I write my novel, 
(How I Changed
"My Life with a Pen: Creating Life Art with Self-love and Purpose," 
I'm also writing it's accompanying text, 
"Creating Life Art: A State-of-the-art Guide to Self-love and Purpose." 


Art is you - art is life. What is your art? 

Follow my journey with PomonaLIFE and on my art page Andrea Currie, ArtistHelp me share the creative love, art is community x~a. 


Creating Life Art. Tip#1: Creative exhaust = doodling... amaze yourself with the results!



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Your presence is required

"Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success or failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
- Lao-tzu
{photo by acurrie.com}

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Are you an amateur?

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." 
Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Progress in Post-It Notes


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Work stations and their secrets becoming out loud thoughts.
My voice is layered. Progress in post-it notes.
~a.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

For My Mother;


To me, every hour of the light and dark is a
         miracle,
Every inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is
         spread with the same,
Every cubic foot of the interior swarms with the
         same;
Every spear of grass—the frames, limbs, organs,
         of men and women, and all that concerns
         them,
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion
         of the waves—the ships, with men in them
         —what stranger miracles are there?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Be your own architect for love

"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving." 
- Paulo Coelho 


Fine tip archival black ink on fine art drawing paper 
Original, not copied or duplicated 
10.25 x 8

I have discovered more about myself through a pen tip than I ever thought possible. Co-creating with silence is divine.
~a.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Are you courageous?

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." 
- Lao Tzu 


Fine tip archival black ink on drawing paper 
8 x 9.5

I collect memories like I do paper. I draw to capture moments and to find myself in their questions. Patience is the peace I greet, and love is the invitation. 
~a.

Original, not copied or duplicated artwork; unframed, signed and stamped by artist.

Fine art tree drawings by Andrea Currie, using methods such as stippling, cross-hatching and shading to employ classical pen and ink techniques. Please visit PomonalifeSHOP for more unique, one of a kind trees for sale.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Are you amused?

"The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused."
- Shirley MacLaine


Follow the laughter of your inner Diva ~a.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grateful for the real voyage

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, 
but in having new eyes." 
- Marcel Proust


Thank you to Halina Shearman Designs for her ongoing style and artistic love ~a.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Are you paying attention?


“Everything is perfect, darling.” There is a familiar echo as I recognize the voice as my own. She is older, wiser, and checks in on me when I am between the stages of sleep and awake; when I can still taste and breathe the visions from where I was just visiting. 

My pleasing routine is to brush the sleep out of my eyes, say a few words of gratitude, then shuffle to the bathroom, release and refresh; wash my hands, face and then come to my drawing table, turn on my computer and spend the next hour typing out what I remember, intentionally what I feel.


Two crows fly by the window as I wait for my computer to load. 


I sat here yesterday with a similar view: waves crashing from five foot swells as the trees danced wildly with whimsical rooted elegance. The forefront of evergreens with hues of burnt orange in the splintered needles, dividing my eyes from the stirring ultramarine horizon and its’ backdrop of a crisp washed-out blue tinted sky sharing wisps of white accents that curl the frothing waves.


But yesterday, I saw only one - one big beautiful black bird, again a crow, shimmering like wet onyx, surfing the wind.  He didn’t move for quite awhile, but hung there flawlessly aligned like a statue suspended in mid air with outstretched wings and long distinct black feathers as fingers. He was massive, perhaps a four foot wing span tip to tip. The largest crow I had ever seen up here.

Throughout the day, I caught glimpses of him floating there though I never actually saw him circle around. Each time, he was just there, pointed in the same direction facing the wind, suspended in perfect flight.  
{Excerpt: "My Life with a Pen" by Andrea Currie}

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Find another way

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, 
don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
- Confucius 




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Story Time


Bridging accents  
Mixing time, spinning -
I will carry you
Across something old
Borrowed and blue;
Climbing pages
Making history, finding wages,
Our exhausted fingers reaching

Finding time for branches
Leaving story in the leaves;
We are running out of space
You and I,
And the sky is quickly taking shape -
Vast and blue
Me and you,
Leaving trails of busted stuff
As we reach for the top.
~a.