I am an artist living in a New York suburb. Getting myself back in the creative game after 20 years. I post things that are of interest to me, some of which I hope will inspire you to continue on your own creative journey.
I like the sound of this artist -he is anonymous -no one has seen him execute these random acts of graffiti art! His work has been seen all over Manhattan and the other boroughs. Here is an article about Banksy from the New York Times.
The Morgan Library and Museum is going to make it's entire collection of drawings available online. This is an excellent piece of news! It would be great to be able to access drawings by such wonderful artists like Durer and Michelangelo. Link to article here.
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Clementine Hunter, Canasta Players, mid 1960s, Oil on Rigid Pasteboard
I came across this article about Clementine Hunter in the New York Times Travel section. Clementine Hunter was an outsider artist who grew up on a slave plantation. In her lifetime, she painted over 10,000 pieces of artwork and painted on everything she could get her hands on, for example, discarded wood remnants. She lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is the link to the article.
I came across this inspiring and motivating article from brain pickings.org about how to recreate daily routines. It's not about waiting for something to happen, you need to make it happen every day. I liked one of the quotes " A small daily task, be it really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules." Here is the book from which the quote came from. Here is the article.
A Chokito is a chocolate covered chocolate bar containing caramel fudge with crisped rice. They have since changed the look and logo since I last ate one. I remember the tagline for the advertisements were "Chokito gets you going."
At the request of a good friends' husband, I was commissioned to paint their 2 sons and their dog for his wife's birthday. I had it completed awhile back and my friend was very happy with what I had accomplished. Here is the finished product:
I had painted this painting awhile back and forgot to post it on here. One of things I miss about Australia is it's chocolate! And these three that I have painted are my favorites: Pollywaffle, Violet Crumble, and Picnic.
I bought this beautiful handmade art book for Dh's birthday. It is called Drawing from the City by Tejubehan. If you want to view more pages, go here.
The book is truly exquisite! I love the fact it's all in black and white and the story is about the writer's life rising from an impoverished childhood in Mumbai to adulthood marrying her husband, who is also her creative partner. Pretty cool!
I went to the Metropolitan Museum the other day and saw the wonderful George Bellows exhibition. I truly was blown away! I had really only known George Bellows through his boxing paintings but he had also painted beautiful landscapes, city scenes and portraits. He painted from his life at the time. It was one of the best exhibitions I had seen in a long time. If you get the chance, go and take a look. It closes on February 18, 2013.
Saw this inspirational article from brainpickings.org about Sherwood Anderson who wrote a letter to his son about painting and art and life. See the article here. The article comes from a book called Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to their Children by Dorie McCollough Lawson. One of my favorite quotes from the article is: "It’s what you feel about it, what it means to you."