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Square Foot Show - Wortley Village

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 in Creativity

Pleased to be part of the Square Foot show at Westland Gallery in Wortley Village. The show starts today (July 9) until August 3. The opening reception is Friday July 12 at 7:30 p.m.  Lots of art to see! My painting "Flights of Fancy" will be there.

Abstract Painting

A Bit of My Heart

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Quotable

My Mom told me this yesterday - that each painting I do has a bit of my heart. Sometimes Moms are sooo right.

Painting of Roses

Wave - by Mario Ceroli

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 in Art Links

I fell in love with this beautiful wave. See more of Mario's work on Richard A Jacobson's Blog.

waveMarioCeroli590

The Escape of the Prisoner

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 in Creativity

Painting of waterfallNearly everyone has something tough to deal with. Life does that. We need a place to go where we can be refreshed and come back with renewed energy and hope. I know I'm not alone when I say that my God-given place of refreshing is in my art. When I take time out to paint, yes, it's pleasure, and at times work, and sometimes - it's just plain survival. Taking creative time enhances my ability to deal in a positive manner with whatever challenges are currently waiting on my doorstep.

J.R.R. Tolkien seemed to get it. When someone challenged him for spending so much time creating fantasy worlds, he responded, "Why should it not be the escape of the prisoner, rather than the flight of the deserter?" Why not, indeed.

(Acrylic painting by Cheryl O)

  • Betty daCosta    |  Jul 4, 2013

    Well said Cheryl. I really relate to that.
    Betty

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