MARCH LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

This month I want to focus on inspiration or the things that may inspire you.  There are many outlets to creativity:  art, music, writing, performance, photography, installation just to name a few. 

I love to create collages intuitively by pulling images from various sources then using them to create a piece of artwork.

Here are a few pieces that I have done using this system:

 

A friend shared with me a site that may help you get those creative juices flowing.

www.artfuljoyfulyou.com

A free 4 week course begins in early April; so you can register NOW!

Also, Tina Welter's current blog at: http://tinawelter.blogspot.com   is very inspirational this month.  Tina's blog often focuses on the scary side of doing art...being a Fraidy Cat and fearing others will not appreciate your art. 

I say "JUST DO IT"!!!  Yes, you may not like some things you do but keep on because it will come to pass that you create something wonderful.

Some things to consider for inspiration are nature, your locale, others arts, music, book, and experience.  Be an explorer of inspiration.

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Here I share a few pieces done this past month:

"MIXED MESSAGES"

"MIXED MESSAGES"


"INTERPRETATION"

"INTERPRETATION"

"WABI SABI ENSO"  

"WABI SABI ENSO"

 

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LOCAL COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO EVENTS:

- "Fracture: Cubism and After" at the Denver Art Museum, Colorado through March 20th featuring works of Picasso and Lichtenstein.

- The Harwood Museum in Taos, NM features two installation pieces.  Agnes Chavez with Marcel Schwittlick and Robert Schirmer's "Origination Point" and Terrie Hancock Mangat "Medicine Bough Mountain Retreat 2015" through May 1st.

- "Obsessions" continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through March 22nd.

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:

- The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida continues "Yves Saint Laurent + Halston" through March 6th.

- The Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida presents "Disney and Dali"  Architects of the Imagination" through June 12th.

- New York's MOMA present "Jackson Pollock:  A Collection Survey, 1934-1954" through May 1st.

- The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ features "Stradivarious: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker" through June

5th.

- The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England continues "Ai Weiwei 360" through November 20th.  Also, "Painting the Modern Garden:  Monet to Matisse" through April 20th.

- The Tate Modern, London, England continues "Alexander Calder:  Performing Sculpture" through April 3rd.

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MUST NOT MISS

- Radim Malinic's new book to help unblock the creative process "Book of Ideas".

- Seth Apter's March workshops.  Please check website:  www.sethapter.com

- Donna Watson March workshops.  Please check website:  www.donnawatsonart.com

- Leighanna Light's workshops.  Please check website:  www.leighannalight.com(Let her artwork wow you!)

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IN CLOSING

As an artist and part of the human race, I feel I am responsible to make a statement in our world of confusion.  I will merely use an Albert Einstein quote and a small piece of prose by Martin Niemoller.

"The world is a dangerous place; not because of those that do evil but because of the people that don't do anything about it."  - Albert Einstein

Now the Niemoller prose:

"First they came for the Socialists and I did not speak up because I wasn't a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak up because I wasn't a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me."

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Enjoy the Month of March and remember you may contact me anytime at livingartontheedge@gmail.com or view my artwork at www.thefullcirclestudio.com

Last, but not least...C-R-E-A-T-E!  We are born to create.