A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly.
Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work,
like the universe.
I visited a few regional museums this winter/Spring-The Holter Museum and the Archie Bray in Helena, Montana in April. I had especially wanted to see Pam Caughey's of Hamilton, Montana exhibit at the Holter-and it certainly did not disappoint! I admire her abstract style. I attended the 49th Annual Art Auction at the Yellowstone Art Museum in March. I also took a wonderful class last weekend at the YAM, 'The Conversation of Drawing'. My friend Robin Earle, the current artist in residence, facilitated. I so enjoyed it! Juane Quick-to-See's exhibit was our starting point. Icons, symbols, mark-making...it really helped to jump start my art making after a loooong, cold, winter season. The inspiration and filling of the soul always make me wonder why I don't stop into the art museums more often.
"Some things in life cannot be fixed.
They can only be carried."
Life events often compel me to create a piece of art to help me understand them. Once again, the website UPWORTHY has helped garnished my artwork with words that I often feel, but cannot speak. The words give artwork voice. I've included the article the title came from-thank you again UPWORTHY for your insightful, meaningful work.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!