Jun
27
2011

It's ARTY time

It's ARTY time!Please join in our fun game, you can comment right on this page! Sometimes, when the heat is oppressive ( like now :-) ) or you're suffering from a creative block, it's good to take a little time out and just be silly! We've all had those times where no matter what, the image or idea we're trying to get across in our art is just not cooperating: and the harder we try, the worse the outcome seems to get. Often, the best way to deal with these instances is simply not to. Leave your painting, your sculpture, your drawing — before you rip it to pieces in frustration — and focus on something else for a while. Sure,... [More]
Jun
23
2011

My life is art. Art is my life.

Being an artist isn't just about putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. Art can and does mean so much more than that, to so many people. Art is a way of seeing the world, a way of expression, oftentimes a compulsion: we simply must create! Art may be a way to explore your world or your imagination. Art may inspire a beginning painter to take steps into learning a new medium, or an accomplished artist to experiment with a new technique. Art is teaching, art is learning. Art can be exciting, empowering, and an expression of love. Art can be a challenge: both frustrating and rewarding at the same time, leading to a sense of a... [More]
Jun
1
2011

June Artist of the Month - Denise Saylor

I have been painting and drawing my entire life. My earliest memories were of drawing constantly on anything I could get my hands on! When I was around 12 years old, I spent some time taking oil painting classes with an instructor who only accepted children who were already talented. I basically had to "audition" to be in her class. Although it was many years ago, I learned to be confident in my ability and it allowed me to explore painting in a way I had never done before. As I grew older, life and responsibility got in the way of of my art. Eventually, it just seemed like something I used to do! Those close to me always knew I was arti... [More]

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