Category: Art Blog
Flower of the Misplaced Month
One of the best things about May is the colorful outbursts of iris blooming every where you look around Tennessee. The bearded iris is the state flower so no self-respecting Tennessee garden can be found without at least one variety of iris gracing the mid to late spring garden. Though purple is most often associated…
We could all use a little more joy in our lives!
Art and Soul
Realizing all art came from a Creator much bigger than us little humans forced me to look at art in a way I never had before.
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel (from The Painter’s Keys) One writer sees the culture of creative people as “crashing” leading him to lament about the state of the current art world. He believes artists are seen as “cultural elites” “idle dreamers” or “self-indulgent parasites.”…
Trusting the Magic
“And suddenly you know. Its time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” Meister Johann Eckhart (from The Painter’s Keys) What is the magic of new beginnings? A paraphrasing of the dictionary definition of magic calls it a power that allows people to do impossible things. “Impossible things” is a wide-open…
The Daffodil Thief
Many people are obsessed with particular flowers.
Persistence to Transformation
A rubber chicken becomes a beautiful hummingbird! One of the most wonderful parts of teaching painting workshops is when you get to be in on a magical transformation. This past Saturday’s workshop participants, like so many other workshops, consisted of a mix of the never painted before, rusty haven’t painted in years, and experienced artists expanding…
The Captivating Amaryllis
Symbolic of success, strength and determination, the Amaryllis’ name means “to sparkle” and so it does!
Fall is in the Air, and on the Tables, and on the Porches!!
No one can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while.”Ruth Maude Montgomery Fall flowers are some of my favorites, almost as much as spring flowers, maybe! I think of fall flowers as the last bits of vivid color before the season of brown and gray. …
Tuesday Birds-The Canorous Cardinal
Cardinals are the main bright spot in an otherwise drab and dreary winter landscape