The September Sessions – 1 of 9

Hello and welcome to a very special edition of ‘Artist’s Corner’. You join me as I witness the creation of a masterpiece. Little Proclaims has permitted me to observe as she puts together the finishing touches to the ‘September Sessions’, a project that she began in earnest last week while feeling slightly unwell.

Although she is in much better health this week, we’ve already had our trip to the park and we have time to kill until lunch, so more art seemed to be the way to go.

It’s Sunday as I write this, though the post, will hit the blogosphere on Thursday, because that is the day that I have decided to publish these posts. I’m not sure why. I don’t really follow a particular schedule for the rest of my output, but for a while now Wednesdays have been ‘click-bait’ day and Thursdays have been ‘Artist’s Corner’ day. And the click-bait posts finished last week so the ‘Artist’s Corner’ posts are the only remaining indicator that I have any kind of coherent plan for my blog. Which I don’t.

But Little Proclaims has, thus far in September, produced 9 pieces for me to share with you. There may be more, but I can account for 9. I have photographed them (as my scanner still refuses to scan) and I intend to share them, one a week, for nine consecutive Thursdays. I’ll forego giving them titles and instead they will be known as 1 of 9, 2 of 9 etc. 7 of 9 will not be Star Trek related. But I may still use it as an excuse to write about Star Trek a bit.

The planned schedule should get us pretty much through to mid-November and who knows what the world will look like then?

Anyway, back to the live session and frankly it’s already over. I genuinely started writing while Little Proclaims was ensconced in producing art work but it all quickly descended into chaos. It’s no doubt part of her process but, much as I don’t want to crush her artistic spirit, it didn’t seem particularly safe to let her climb on the dining table.

So we stopped and had lunch.

Not at the dining table, for it is really only a notional ‘dining’ table. It’s really a large storage area where we keep recently aquired stuff that doesn’t yet have a home. It turns out that when you have a toddler, you consistently aquire stuff. Some of that stuff is useful and some of it is not, but it all requires ‘sorting’ and the dining table serves as a kind of holding bay until it has been sorted. By the time one lot of stuff is sorted, a new lot of stuff has taken its place so it really only gets used for ‘dining’ maybe once or twice a year.

But we had lunch anyway, and now Little Proclaims is napping.

And I’m writing this.

Although I appear to have finished writing now.

So here is the first of the nine pieces produced in ‘The September Sessions’:

  19 comments for “The September Sessions – 1 of 9

  1. September 17, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Bold! Daring! Fierce! The artist’s depiction of conflict leads one to believe that there is anger and resistance to the idea of napping and potentially missing out on something.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 6:36 am

      That is probably the most accurate interpretation of her work to date

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  2. September 17, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I agree with Herb, but I see the dash of almost frenzied blackness as trying to obliterate the lively colour representing our happy world beneath. To me the anger has the stamp of the highly strung impatient painter being deprived of ascending the top of the ‘artistes’ table. Perhaps the patron might purchase an easel for the progeny/prodigy. Rein in the artistic temperament and free up the table?

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    • September 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

      I fear the table will always be ‘on the table’

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  3. September 17, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Bold. That’s one of the words that immediately come to mind upon encountering this contemporary artist’s remarkable pictures for the first time; so do audacious, unsettling, urgent and uncompromisingly honest.
    She creates images that grab viewers by the shoulders, shake them vigorously, and do not allow them to easily turn away. With a mix of ferocious draftsmanship, deeply probing investigations into human mindsets and behavior, and keen observations about the forces that shape and control the world today, this art does not shout or polemicize as much as it seduces with the potency of its unusually expressed humanism.
    Of course she could just be protesting the lack of tasty treats. Tough call.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      It’s one or the other for certain

      Liked by 1 person

  4. September 17, 2020 at 11:14 am

    November the Fifth comes earlier every year doesn’t it?
    No, apparently it’s always on November the Fifth. I’ll think of something else.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      I feel that I should remember remember the 5th of November but I can’t recall why


  5. September 17, 2020 at 11:23 am

    this girl is on fire

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    • September 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      I was going to say old, but I see everyone else has taken up that theme. You are obviously letting her see too much news and this is her response to the destruction of the Amazon rain forest.

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      • September 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm

        The teletubbies did a particularly powerful piece about that. And then they showed it again. Again again again.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      She certainly needs to cool off


  6. September 17, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    The definition of September.

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  7. September 17, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    A bold determination to thwart the suppression of the masses can be seen, and felt, in every fibre of one’s being when first espying this new work by the young artist. The very essence of their being is to the forefront of this epic work. Mere words cannot describe the power, the passion, the overwhelming urge to break wind. Magnificent!

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    • September 17, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      An urge that gets the better of many of us

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  8. September 17, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Pardon me!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. September 18, 2020 at 3:20 am

    Flatulence!!! Has it really come to this!!!!! Poor little Little! All comments about her work —especially concerning the wildly anticipated “September Sessions” — should be completely respectful and there is no place for flatulence in respectful commenting. I’m appalled. (By the way, I think we eat in our dining room about once a year. However, it’s a great place to dump laundry from the dryer at times.)

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    • September 18, 2020 at 6:17 am

      I do try and keep things civilised but some Peters lower the tone occasionally


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