Posts tagged Visual Art
"In Praise of Spartan Women" Solo Exhibit featured at Palatine Library

Is it just me, or could we all use a colorful, energetic uplift?

Times are hard right now for all of us, on so many levels. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to have my work featured on two gallery walls at the Palatine Public Library in downtown, Palatine during the entire month of February. I'd love for you check it out! Here's a bit about the exhibit:
 
In Praise of Spartan Women

“In Praise of Spartan Women” is a collection of figurative abstracts painted intuitively on canvas. It’s actually not a collection I planned; these ladies have been showing up in my work for over a year now. I decided to gather them and create an exhibit to share because I’m a women’s empowerment junkie. I love being a woman, supporting women, and connecting with women across divides. I’m fortunate in this way; my world is a melting pot and my friends come from all over. I learn a lot, I get to witness the magic in soul stories shared. I just believe there’s so much power in our communities! The message is simple: Women are warriors. And we’re often thought of in a way that doesn’t highlight our strength enough. When we hear the term Spartan, there’s this image of men doing battle in movies like 300, or Troy, (or the warriors who fought for ancient Greece, obviously). But I think of the battles we face daily, like fighting to be seen and heard and equally valued in business. The way we raise, nurture and educate our children, the way we are hyper-sexualized but rarely respected for what we bring to the table. It drives me nuts. And art is the only way I know how to respond. That’s my contribution.

 
Totally understand if you can't make it, but could you share with a friend? 

 

Another Great Idea...(could be just what the world needs)

"a GREAT idea without execution is just another idea." -Verse

I daydream a lot. I envision teaching classes, having fun pushing paint around in a big, beautiful open, airy art studio. The walls are white, but there are rainbows of color splattered all over the floor, and I am dancing. I am dancing and teaching, dancing and laughing, dancing and healing, and there are beautiful people around me. There are women, there are men, there are people. This is my tribe, and yet this is our community.

We are all finding things in the canvas. Amidst the backdrop of puddled hues spilling vibrantly, one onto another, we can see ourselves clearly. We can see the dreams we turned our backs on. We hear the music that carries our truest intentions and weaves them into action. 

We believe again.

These are freedom moments. Defining moments. Someone realized they actually do have the courage to pick up the pieces and start over. Another feels the need to eat right. exercise. meditate more.  Another embraces their creativity. Different threads of the same fabric. We all just wanna be better.

This is my 'now' vision. And the time to execute is...