food for thought / Richard Diebenkorn

“… putting down what I felt in terms of some overall image at the moment today, and perhaps being terribly disappointed with it tomorrow… trying to make it better and then despairing and destroying partially or wholly… getting back into it and just kind of frantically trying to pull something into this rectangle that made sense to me…”

(Richard Diebenkorn. 1922-1993. American)








Credits: All images thanks to Wikipedia.

Photo of Diebenkorn, 1986.

Cityscape 1. 1963. oil on canvas. 60×50″.

Ocean Park No.129. oil on canvas. 1984.

Ocean Park No.67. oil on canvas. 1973. 100×80″.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award – Part 3:

I am very honoured to be nominated by ‘Footprints in the Sand’ – for this award. –

This is Part 3. Please be sure to read Part 1 for a full introductory explanation.

A Great Reader is:         One who prefers the company of books to TV –

“The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little”.  ~Ray Bradbury.

“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television”.  ~Andrew Ross

My order of nominations is random and no priority is suggested in terms of numbering. Today I am posting my final four official nominees plus six others, beyond my award allocation, who I simply cannot leave out. Their writings are a joy to read (and, after all, the award criteria gives me leave to improvise and I am sure the originator of this award will forgive my enthusiasm):



Philippa is an amazing Australian painter and writes about art and life with the sensitivity she puts into her art. She has enormous understanding about the art of others and her comments are always discerning and unique.


Painter Lady explores the spiritual life through her beautiful paintings and writings. Her approach to living is inspirational and her love of her garden and community is always full of passion and creativity. She is an avid reader and often shares her responses to the books she is reading at present.









Hansi is a darkly humorous and politically incorrect read but brilliant in his approach. His drawings and writings evoke belly laughs and invite us to reach beyond socially acceptable norms.


Gary offers profound quotes that he comments on in deeply thoughtful writings. He contemplates questions about our shared humanity and paradoxical life situations. Gary is also a brilliant digital artist and complements his words with his art.

And now my six bonus nominees:






Sharyn writes about food and although I am not a foodie or capable cook I can’t pass up the writings in her blog. Sharyn’s obsession with real food and its preparation are inspiring. Her food paintings and recipes are sheer beauty and her words about life touch both heart and taste buds.


William is an inspiring artist and teacher and his posts contain clear, vast and informative written information about the art of painting. I have learned so much from this man.


Giovanni would have been on my list of superb writers but was already chosen by my nominator. He combines brilliant prose with candid and skillful photographs of everyday life in Kelowna B.C. Canada.





Andy consistently offers us intellectual challenges about his own art and that of other artists with always-scholarly writings and thoughts. He is the prince of cerebral cogitation.


Ina’s poetry has been published with acclaim and her words, despite being her second language, evoke deep feelings and images that peel the human heart to its essence.

And last but definitely not least –


Helen writes about her brilliant photography with everyday prose, humour and compassion. She chooses to not accept awards, however, I still wish to include her here because of her accessible and humanistic approach to people, nature and life.

Image Credits – all from Google Images: From top to bottom – Interior with a Book by Richard Diebenkorn. / Book Reader Graphic – artist unknown. / Numa Book Face by Brian Dettmer. / ‘Reading River’ – artist unknown. / Madonna of the Book by Sandro Botticelli.

Thank you for your time in following this three part award series. I hope that you will visit my nominees and share their offerings – and I hope that new cyber friendships will evolve through these posts.