“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
It’s hard to imagine “art” and “washing” in the same sentence, unless of course we’re talking about washing a paintbrush or a work station. Art is messy, it can be chaotic, and sometimes it’s even bizarre. But Picasso is right… art is cleansing for the soul. Most of us have a daily routine, and for some, it can be quite challenging to stray from that routine. But art is everywhere. Whether it’s listening to your favorite song in the car, doodling in the margins of your notebook during you morning conference call, or taking a few seconds to study that colorful painting in your doctor’s waiting room, art can brush away the dust and cobwebs that our everyday schedules leave behind.
For me, art is a part of my daily schedule. It has to be. In fact, I have had so much fun “washing dust” in my studio over the past few months that almost a year has gone by since my last post! Whoops! Well, I can assure you that I will find time in my schedule to post on my blog more often.
With that being said, I wanted to mention some upcoming exhibits, so please mark your calendars. Linda Damasco Weber, Turkan Ilkdemirci and I will have a booth at Art in the Park in Elmhurst, IL on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM till 5 PM. Also, I will be part of the Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, beginning May 17th, at the Zhou. B Art Center in Bridgeport, IL. I will provide more details about this exhibit in the coming days.
In addition, I am teaching a variety of classes at Painted Rubbish, 22 Calendar Court in LaGrange, IL. Check out their website and plan a visit to this amazing store! And as always, I continue to teach card making classes throughout the year, so please check back often if you are interested in signing up for a class.
Don’t be afraid to do a little “dusting” of your own today. If you need some inspiration, here’s a piece that I have been working on presently titled “Finding Clarity”.