I often take notes based on what I'm learning -- either from what I read, or during lectures I attend. I have always done it, and I'm sure it helps me to focus and to process what I'm learning. These were notes I made while reading a book called "But I'm not a Reading Teacher" by Amy Benjamin. These are a little more polished than the once I typically do, since I shared them with a book group I'm part of.
Vessel of Transformation
lot of my art is inspired by art that has gone before. I am mesmerized by Lichtenstein, and I placed a container on some patterned paper I had. As I drew the image, the distortions and reflections reminded me of Bridget Riley's Op Art.
alchemists aspired to profound powers -- such as elixir of life
conferring youth or longevity. A later approach was to look at the soul
as the vessel of transformation. As I was drawing it, I thought of a
container of magic potion, or a vessel that can change the way things