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Contemplating Monuments, New Work Monday!
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Contemplating Monuments "Go outside...amidst the simple beauty of nature...and know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank My life has been a whirlwind of teaching, traveling, and art-business these last few weeks. But I have finally found my way back to the easel. Not nearly enough hours with paintbrush in hand, YET! But space, time, and contemplation are a part of the painting journey. [gallery ids="1481,1482,1483,1484,1487,1476"] What is a MONUMENT?! I often need Webster's help to dig up a simple definition...this one was...
Three EASY ways to trust your art-instincts.
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Art is truly in the eye of the beholder. Art stirs up our emotional selves; love, hate, nostalgia... art affects each and everyone of us. Own it. Our senses are what respond to art even before our brains can react. Our senses tell us what we like, approved of, are fearful of, or dislike. This response is extremely quick and can be difficult to translate into words. It is a feeling, an instinct, a rapid unconscious reaction. Art making, participation, listening, and viewing are found as biological and emotional reactions in our senses. The arts have very specific and complicated...