My last post promised that I would finish Jazz Hands VII by the end of last week. That didn’t happen. Life interrupted. I have been trying to prepare for the one day workshop on ‘Simplifying the Hand’ for next weekend. There have been Rochester Art Club things to take care of the past week and a half. Distractions galore. On top of all that my 14 year old cat is dying. So I am emotionally a bit challenged at the moment. My recent pastel portrait of her ended up being quite timely. Odd how things like that happen sometimes.
So I have been trying to be kind to myself. Let myself off the hook for a bit. It all is what it is. I do feel like painting for a while this morning though so off I go. Art can be great therapy. Let me know how creating art has helped you in the past.
Creating Art IS incredibly powerful! It has helped MANY of my students in a life changing way. I currently have an exhibit of their work – Passing on the Power- A Show of Unexpected Artists in worcester MA at the Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery. I use a special method of teaching acrylic painting that allows these inexperienced students in nursing homes, chronic care facilities, senior centers and children and adult programs to create amazing paintings please see my website-www.artis4every1.com for some of their work and the classes I am doing to train other artists to meet the demand for this program that gives power and meaning to these forgotten people's lives. YOU do beautiful work by the way!!