Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Art saves Lives
Crescen-Doh . Jenny says many times "Art saves Lives" this has so often been true for me. 17 years ago I went to Upstate NY and took the Skidmore College Summer Six ( art program) and did it in Metal Smithing . You stayed in the dorms and ate in the cafeteria. I was the only on in the program and had the studio all to myself . I worked 12 hour quite days, way into the wee hours of the night creating without anything to bother me . Just creating !! I had access to all the campus had to offer. I could wander off to the fine arts painting, printing and ceramic studios and library .Watch and visit with other creative souls doing the same thing. It was the best 6 weeks of my entire life and helped me focus on what I REALLY wanted from my life. I then went back home and got it!!! Fast forward 13 years and on a much shorter scale a few days at Art Fest and the magic happened again. Now this coming year I am teaching art Art Fest a dream come true. These events pulled me out of a stuck place and helped me focus on what I wanted. It happens daily in my studio on an even smaller scale. Once again I would love to have you share "art saving" stories of your own and P.S. This photo posted today is one of the tiny pieces I made at Skidmore College Summer Six so long along ago and no, I did not use PMC it had not been invented yet!! Darn.... wish it had .