Thursday, October 20, 2011

Untitled 171 ... and de-lurkage!

Pastel on UArt, approx. 5.5" x 6".

I never tire of color. Sometimes bold, other times subtle, as here. Pastels are such an ideal medium when one is as obsessed with color as I am--they're so pure and so immediate.


I've decided it's time for a de-lurkage! It's been quite a while since we last had one here. Like spring cleaning, it's time to reveal the dust bunnies (aka lurking readers). (After de-lurking, all you lurkers are then allowed to go right back to being lurkers again, no problem.) 

This is merely for my own amusement and a little ego boost. I've not been getting many comments lately (or managing to respond consistently to them when I do), and so much difficult stuff is going on in my life that it's the perfect time for me to know that in fact people are out there and looking at my art and reading and checking in on my animolecules.

So, if you are a lurker and feel brave, please temporarily de-lurk, if only for this single post and solely for my amusement! Cheers.

It's a difficult life, being a kitten in this household.


In Hyderabad, India.

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Shelley Smart said...

Just heard about "lurkage" today on Bye Bye Pie and now you want to know who's lurking. Well, I comment once in a while, and I read every single post, and I absolutely love your blog! Hope your life gets better and better. Shelley

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Shelley! I'm a BBP-er, too! When I read her post today, it made me realize I hadn't done a de-lurkage in quite a while. :)
Thanks so much for your message and for being a loyal reader.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Me too, I read every post. I was thinking of you this weekend when I visited a Degas exhibition and was lushing out over his colours in the pastel ballet dancers series. You have a controlled vibrancy in common methinks, even in your greys. Best wishes.

Page Railsback said...

How refreshing and lovely your work and blog is..really love your work..and the photos too

RRoseman said...

I send links to all your local shows to my friend who works in Boulder! (I am on the east coast-) I am totally allergic to cats but I love yours!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jala, I lurk here on a daily basis. I enjoy seeing your artwork, animals and India pics. Your posts always inspire my day!

Ann Gorbett said...

Hi Jala:
When I see a new post-I click on over to see your beautiful pastels, your cutie kitties, and the inspiration from India. I don't always post a comment, but I do enjoy everyone one.

Pam Holnback said...

Not sure if I'm a lurker, or very occasional commenter. either way, I'm out here, or down here.

Sue K said...

Dear Jala,
Happy to de-lurk and say that you are loved! I read every post. Your artwork moves me deeply. "Adopting" your pieces enriches my world beyond what I can describe in words. I'm so glad you're in the world doing what you do. The photos of your animolecules never cease to make me smile, and your photos from India make me still with appreciation. If I could, I would fill any dark spots in your heart with white light.
Your presence is real and precious. Thank you!!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Your color sense is fabulous. I love your paintings! Am I a lurker? I feel like I haven't had time to blog surf and blog comment lately. I feel like you're a friend I haven't seen in a while. Sending warm thoughts your way... and kisses for those luscious kitty noses!

iNd!@nA said...

the cats are charming and the paintings lovely...