Alot of times it is difficult to find the right words to convey --a thought- an emotion- a feeling - when you find yourself in that position, one way to connect is through art- creating it or viewing it.
Creating art allows me to reach in deep inside, at a soul level and express what I am finding difficult to do through words.
USING THE CREATIVE PROCESS TO HELP WITH GRIEF
This is a mixed media piece I did a few years back, before websites and photo taking so you can't really see the detail but
This was a memorial piece I made as a tribute to a dear friend and teacher- Jeff Frank- he operated the Nature Lyceum on Long Island, a school for learning about organics and life.
My husband and I had the honor of being involved and teaching classes at Jeff's school.
He was one of those magical people you only meet a few times in life who leave such an imprint.
When he passed- it was such a loss and trying to find words to convey my feelings was a real challenge. So I created several memorial pieces to help me through the grief process - to give to his family, his girlfirend and a few other really close friends of his. Unfortunatly, at the time it never occurred to me to take pictures of all the pieces I made.
I have done this a few times for people who have had a great impact on my life...one way creating art has helped me to share what these individual have meant to me and the world!
If you have a moment, take a stroll with me to visit one of the graduate classes we had- you will see what kind of person Jeff was..
ARTISTS TO CHECK OUT
BETSY PARKER: A Smile Built In
To see more of her fabulous pieces- that will put a smile on your face- go to her Facebook Page, she is always full of inspiration.
KEN WEBB: ABSTRACT PAINTER- KEN WEBB STUDIOS
Ken is just getting started on FB, at Ken Webb Studio, so why not show him some love, and pop over for a visit
ALIX STOLL: ARTIST/GALLERY OWNER
What can I say- ALix's work just fills me!
She has such a unique style- every piece she creates captivates my attention like no other. From the color palettes she uses- to the choice of subject material- to the substrates she creates on- each work is, what did Georgia say? Beyond words! It has to be experienced.
Alix is the co-owner, along with Priscilla at Chimayo Gallery and Gift Shop in Perkasie, PA. A delightful place- where the art is fabulous- the events are fun, and the owners are they type of people you want to get to know.
Visit Chimayo's facebook page to see what exciting things are happening there, and if you are in the area- you have to put it on your must viist list.
So There Are Some of My Thoughts
About how art effects me. What are your thoughts, care to share? Would love to hear from you!