“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams
I Am An Artist Interview
I'm extremely proud to be representing Connecticut in the "I Am An Artist" Series created by the wonderful foundation Art Is Moving.
I can't say I'm completely opposed to their mission statement:
Art is Moving’s Vision
Check out their website to see how you can participate in Art Break Day!
I've just finalized the date for my artist's reception at Discovery Museum! My work is currently on display now - you can take a virtual tour here - and will be there until September.
On July 26th from 3pm-5pm, there will be a fun reception with food, drinks, and lots talking about art! As a follow up to my show in Ridgefield called "Canvas Talk: A Forum of Dreams", this show will be called "Canvas Talk: Tree Dreams"...because I have been painting a ton of trees lately!!!
You can check out the event HERE.
Yesterday evening I once again had the amazing opportunity to share my art, writing, monologues and stories along with eight other inspiring artists, sculptors, musicians and survivors in the Beechwood Arts Immersion Salon Event: Resilience and the Power of the Human Spirit.
All of the artists had the opportunity to take part in an amazing documentary about our stories of resilience. One of the questions asked was, "What does resilience mean to you?"
I said that part of resilience is knowing that everyday is a blessing - even if in disguise - knowing that and then acting on that as well.
What does resilience mean to you?
It was an extremely inspiring, poignant and heartfelt event. As artists, when we are vulnerable, we create a web of safety for others to feel vulnerable as well - even if it is just to be vulnerable with themselves. Just as I create to feel, I hope that what I create allows others to feel.
The first question that Art Is Moving asked me was why am I an artist?
That's my question - if you don't think you are an artist, why not?
(The answer is NOT because "I can't draw" or "I'm not creative"
(and to be sure you have no excuse - check out my guest post telling you Seven Easy Steps to Finding Your Creative Side!)
Let me know what you come up with on my Show Me Your heART Pinterest board, comment here, or make something just for yourself - draw a picture and then rip it up!
Before I Go...
Gotta run, I've got to restock some art I'm selling on amyoes.com and my Etsy shop, a wedding to get ready for, and a Friday to enjoy!
Have a great weekend everyone!