Your Art and Acceptance

“If the need for acceptance is the need to have your work accepted as art, then the accompanying fear is finding it dismissed as craft, hobby, decoration–or as nothing at all” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland Last week I posted about the need to be understood as part of the process […]

Grateful Rejection

Submitting my paintings to juried shows comes with some hesitation at the inevitable possibility of “rejection”.  For a long time I let this aspect of being an artist limit me. The fear set in and aspects of suffocating “perfectionism” ensued. Now I see it as part of the process and an opportunity to learn. My […]

Clouds

Clouds of inspiration come at different moments.  Like the sky they are always changing and moving. I’ve been an observer of clouds and the sky for many years.  I can find myself getting wonderfully lost in them. As a little girl I often wondered what it might feel like to sit in the clouds.  I […]

Grounds For Sculpture

There are so many ways to interpret this title “Grounds For Sculpture”.  What I like about it is that it brings up a lot of questions and gives me a framework of consideration and perspective.   Some of the questions that I find arising are the following:  How do I interpret “Grounds”? Do we need grounds […]

Women Impressionists

Last week I visited a show called “Coastal Impressions” Painters of the Jersey Shore 1880 -1940.  It’s a small show with a lot of spirit.  The 120 select works of art tell a story of significance and value that in my opinion should not to be missed. Each room had a breath taking collection of […]

Reason to Create

“…And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and […]

Behind the Narrative

Yesterday I came across this wonderful series being presented online by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s called 82nd & Fifth.  One hundred curators will talk for two minutes about a work of art that impacted how they see the world. It’s quite amazing! I’ve watched three of the mini episodes so far and each […]