September 30, 2015

unavoidable metaphors everywhere


here's what I just learned this week: that muscles do not actually grow bigger the more you work them out. muscles develop tiny little tears that repair themselves, which makes them thicker and stronger than they were before. the body repairs the damaged muscle with new and improved muscle protein. in other words, muscles need to break down before they can build themselves up. and interestingly, this does not happen while you're actually doing the workout, it happens while you rest, after the workout.

I think that is amazing. I think it's amazing that God would make it that way (yes... I said God), and it makes me wonder and imagine all the million billion minute details of our bodies and our lives that God has also made that way.

in essence, nothing was really meant to be easy. we have to just figure out which battles are the most important, and how to carve out little moments of peace for ourselves.

Samantha Palmeri drawing
2 drawings from 2 days ago

today I plan to carve out some more charcoal drawings for myself, a similar process of breaking down and building up. like both a battle and a moment of peace at the same time.




September 24, 2015

Back in the Saddle Again

It's been a crazy long hiatus from the studio 
so I am very happy to report that I am  
I'm even happier to report that I've actually went and done it and stuck to my guns (sorry, Gene Autry is still singing in my head), including getting my comfy white couch settled in its new home, and finally starting my new "Black Tar" drawing series.


Samantha Palmeri art studio


Drawings are charcoal on heavy handmade paper colored with watercolor wash, approx. 11X14"
















here's some more drawings from today, September 25th. same handmade paper but with no watercolor wash...