Showing posts from March, 2014

Featured Member Interview: Penny L. Arrowood

What inspires you to create?
It seems lately that inspiration lurks everywhere!…the color of the sky at a certain time of day, the patterns found in the leafy shade of trees, the refraction of light through raindrops suspended on the hawthorn tree, the turn of a well crafted phrase, song lyrics…The hits just keep on coming.I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never catch up with the idea factory churning away in my noggin.I am embracing “go with the flow!”

When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you?
Art and I are much like the iconic image from the Book of Kells depicting a trio of dogs chasing the tail of the one in front – ha!Who is pursuing whom depends on your perspective – or perhaps where you enter the circle.The 3rd element in my trio?Time!Art, Time, and Me – endlessly chasing one another’s tails – it seems oddly fitting.

In Celtic lore, the dog (hound) symbolizes hunting, healing, and the Otherworld – also oddly fitting my relationship with art/creativity.