Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Like Elizabeth Murray, I also got my start in art by teaching teens. Last year, several of my very gifted students used Murray's art as a springboard to create a collaborative project. I was impressed! Unlike Elizabeth Murray, I don't see myself leaving the high school art room. My life is enriched by the creative heart beats of my "girls."
Monday, November 26, 2007
I first became aware of Elizabeth Murray's work nearly two years ago while taking a class at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Inspiring work. And to think that she was a high school art teacher. There is hope for all of us!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Well, not EVERYTHING! Paper dolls, for example. A precious friend just returned from Philly and many museums and brought me a book of Frida paper dolls. I love the gift!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Just over one year ago, I had the great privilege of showing two years of collaborative altered books with three dear friends. We called ourselves "The Changelings" and the exhibit was housed at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill. I recall the opening on a Sunday afternoon; an afternoon of fresh flowers, refreshments, and friendship.
Shortly after our show, one of us moved to Charlottesville, Va. We have not heard from her since her move. I hope that she is painting with intensity and oblivious to the outside world. And now, another of us is on her way to Australia for two years! I am inheriting her drafting table and bicycle and will be the owner of one of her original paintings.
And so, there are two of us left in the area from the original "Changelings." I am sad. The four of us were good together!