The Need to Paint and be Patient – Carmen Herrera

3/3/19 When I come across stories about artists who bloom late in life I become curious about their journey. I learned about Carmen Herrera through such a story. Carmen had been actively painting for over 60 years before gaining any recognition. She was almost 90 before she sold a work.   Ms. Herrera’s exploration of […]

Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor

11/22/17 Sarah Bernhardt is most widely known for her abilities as an actress during the 19th century and developed quite a reputation in that arena. What I was surprised to learn about her today was that she was quite skilled as a sculptor. She took up this interest around 1869 and was encouraged by Mathieu […]

Branches of Magic

12/16/15 Notes to Myself: “Each time you face an unknown future with creativity rather than grasping at known quantities,you leap. And whenever you begin to disbelieve in yourself, your destiny,your ability to heal some part of the world, you must leap instead into the branches of magic.” Martha Beck This is an excerpt from a […]

Women Pioneers

6/10/15 Notes to Myself: Looking at art is one of my favorite things to do. Recently, I came across an artist by the name of Emily Carr. I was drawn to her bold use of color and interesting landscapes. I could see a post-impressionist influence and was intrigued by her Canadian origin because of my […]