Hey guess what? I had won a gift certificate from Dick Blick for sharing their Art Room Aid contest on facebook. After perusing through so very many items, I chose to stock up on some printmaking supplies. Thanks Dick Blick!
The weather played a joke on us today. First it fell back to winter temps, but then the rains passed further north. Cold and windy, but still lingers optimistic that winter is gone. "Tsi law 'nee" the Cherokee word for "flower month" or "April" is certainly a lovely word that flows like spring. Thinking good thoughts of dear blog friend April and how she consistently blossoms with her creativity, a great asset to strive for.
But here the meditation reminds us of differences of language and race. How some could choose to consider others of lower intellect, yet while theirs may be greatly inferior and single minded. Watching politicians speak today is often of same ignorance even though granted to those with superior education. Understanding is for those with experience not education. The ultimate April fool.
Began exhibiting prints and drawings in 1973. Studies under Naperville printmaker, Barbara A.Brien. Life mentor and teacher William Vose of Paw Paw, IL. Current member of Naperville Art League, La Grange Art League and Kendall Art Guild. Teacher of Art Appreciation in Yorkville School Districts. Teacher of children's art programs in Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Newark, Somonauk, Oswego and Aurora schools and park districts.
Three courageous grown children. Resides in Yorkville,IL.with a menagerie of rescued companions.
Using my practice of quick poses in life drawing, I opportune to experiment with colors and differing line textures to recreate quickly the effects of light on the spiritual essence of the human form. My intention is to pull the viewer into following line, breathing with it's form, knowing it's actual beauty.
Books I've been reading
Joy of Love by Pope Francis
Artist Rules by Christine Valters Paintner
On Writing by Stephen King
Printmaking on a Budget by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson
Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck