Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Laura and her "kurka" series

My friend Laura Inspires Me

I believe in supporting my artist friends. Laura had a fabulous display at the Morton Arboretum today. Her display inspired me to continue creating my personal art. This was a great way to celebrate Earth Day and the weather was perfect too.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Inspiring Change

In celebration of Earth Day I am part of an art exhibit that is benefitting the Sierra Club. If sold my collage of a tree will help support the work of the Sierra Club.The exhibition begins today and runs until next weekend at the Space 900 gallery on 1040 W. Huron Ave. in Chicago.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Why Create Art?

Sometimes this is the question I ask myself when I am dissappointed that sales of my work are very low. Sometimes I ask this of myself when my art is not coming along as I would wish. But the answer is best written by Julia Cameron: "when we express our creativity, we are a conduit for the great creator to explore, express, and expand it's divine nature and our own. We are like songbirds. When one of us gives voice to our true nature, it is contagious and others soon give tonge as well."

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Creatively Discouraged

After several entries into shows that resulted in disappointment I fell into a creative funk. So I stayed away from my studio and created meals instead of art. After visiting some art galleries and exhibits in Chicago I am starting to feel optimistic again. I shall begin by lingering in my studio and looking for possibilities for completing some almost done works. I hope to have some examples in the near future. Today I dropped off work for a Sierra Club exhibit called Inspiring Change. In the meantime, I am working on lifting my creative energy by journalling and making decorative papers.