(Feeling) Perplexed

Full reveal of my 5th piece for the year!  (Feeling) Perplexed is complete.

When we feel perplexed, it can feel like the world is a puzzle, one where we’re presented with questions and moral quandaries that promote reflection.  Sometimes, like a Zen koan, we may never truly find the answer we seek to end our perplexion, yet we continue to move forward.

What has left you feeling perplexed lately?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Perplexed (link to poem)

Perplexed ~ October 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Perplexed ~ October 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Perplexed ~ October 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Perplexed ~ October 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500

Next up: Work continues on my Feelings series.  I am currently working on my last piece for the year, back in the positive feeling spectrum.


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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My art and my work go hand in hand.  I’m a Performance Mindset Coach, helping stressed out, frantic, frazzled professionals slow down and reconnect to their intuition so they can get their shit together.  I’ve walked the road my clients are on.  My method to slow down was through development of a creative practice, which helped me regain my voice and led me to want to serve others in the same way.  If you’re interested in developing (or expanding on) a creative practice as a means to reconnect to your intuition, lose your stress, and improve your professional performance, please join me over at Harmony Coaching.

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(Feeling) Hopeful

Hope is a valuable commodity, in my opinion.  Without it, we often can’t or don’t make our dreams come true.

Action is necessary; dreams don’t come true through hope alone.  However, without hope, we are much more likely to give up when the work is hard.

How do you keep hope alive when you’re working towards your vision?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Hopeful (link to poem)

Hopeful ~ September 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Hopeful ~ September 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Hopeful ~ September 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500
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Hopeful ~ September 2019 ~ 36″ x 23″ ~ $2500

Next up: Work continues on my Feelings series.  As I do, I’ll create my next textured fiber painting based on one of the painful feelings.


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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(Feeling) Crushed

Feeling crushed.  We’ve all felt this.

That deep sense of disappointment.

The death or suppression of a dream.

Despair for a perceived loss of success, love, happiness.

That sinking feeling when we’re blinded to our own potential.

When someone stomps on our heart space, we feel crushed.

When was the last time you felt crushed?  What happened?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Crushed (link to poem)

(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, “Crushed”, Fiber, 35″ x 22-1/2″
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(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, “Crushed”, Fiber, 35″ x 22-1/2″
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(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, “Crushed”, Fiber, 35″ x 22-1/2″

Next up: Flipping feelings to the upbeat.  Can’t stay down for long.  Stay tuned for my next textured fiber painting.


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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(Feeling) Passionate

Passion!  A vibrant feeling that often overwhelms and carries us away.

Passion is work in flow. It’s heart and soul in flow.

Passion isn’t contained or neat or tidy or reserved.  It’s explosions of color and light and joy.

In this piece, the color wraps around itself and leaps for freedom.

Where does passion appear in your life?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Passionate (link to poem)

(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, Passionate, Fiber, 37″ x 21-1/2″

Next up: Shifting from Passion to a more subdued feeling, one that evokes an emotion from the other side of the spectrum.  Stay tuned for my next textured fiber painting.


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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(Feeling) Woeful

Feelings are not small when we feel them, no matter how others might try to force us to ignore or suppress those feelings into a tiny space.  Therefore, in 2019, my work will grow larger to more accurately portray the intuitive and instinctive physical manifestation of the feeling for which a piece is named.

All of my textured fiber paintings are created from intuition.  From instinct.  There is no sketching beyond the initial doodle for the outline.  There is no planning.  This is seat of the pants, gut-driven creation.

Because this is a year for my work to grow in size, (Feeling) Woeful is larger than the previous work in this series, which means more stitching, which means it took more time to complete.  Woeful is dark, as grief and woe often are.  The one bright, almost jarring, fuchsia accent symbolizes the raw pain woe often brings.

How have you experienced woe?

Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome.  Please share your thoughts!

Woeful (link to poem)

(c) 2019, Hilary Clark, Woeful, Fiber, 33-1/2″x22″

Next up: Transitioning from Woe to Passion.  Look for lots of color in my next textured fiber painting!


Info about my Feelings series: I interpret my random abstract doodles as emotions.  The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle.  The boundary evokes the feeling.  From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fiber. 

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