EXPLORE your world around you. The sounds, the smells, the images…these are key to creating. Before Picasso progressed to Cubism he explored the landscapes of Cezanne and in 1908 he painted many landscapes himself. Modigliani’s art with the elongated faces was a result of exploring African art and the elongated images in their masks.

EXPRESS yourself. What has meaning to you? Is it the beautiful view of waves on an ocean or the rising snowcapped mountains? Whatever has meaning to you, express it. Expressing oneself through art is a means to personal enlightenment. Klimt was intrigued by the gold technique of Byzantine imagery and began to express this in his own art. (e.g. “Woman in Gold”)

ESCAPE into your art. I call it ‘the zone’ and I become oblivious to my surroundings. Yayoi Kusama has escaped her mental illness through her art. It can also be a way to escape the constant barrage of concerning issues in our world.

ENJOY the process. Embrace your materials. Smell the paints, the glues, the papers, the feel of the brush or any instrument used to create. Your art space should also be enjoyable. Bring order to that space…add a plant, change the lighting…blow bubbles if you wish and make it a fun place to create.

EVOLVE! Peruse the work of other artists from when they began to create and you will see how they evolved. If you continue to create, you, too, will evolve.


It has been a busy month but I did manage to create two pieces that I share with you here:

“Handle with Care”

“Handle with Care”

“Dinner is Served”

“Dinner is Served”



- Not only does Tokyo now have a Yayoi Kusama Museum, but has recently added a Digital Art Museum.

- Love pizza? Brooklyn now has a Museum of Pizza.

- Although I have yet to read it, “Ninth Street Women” continues to get accolades from friends. It is about the 5 women artist who changed the face of modern art.



- The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico continues “Good Company: Five Artists Communities in New Mexico through March 10, 2019.

- The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico continues “From Calder to Chicago: Sculptors on Paper” through the spring of 2019.

- The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico presents “Peter Chinni: Inside/Out” beginning November 3 through January 13, 2019.

- The Lighting of Ledoux, an annual event in Taos, New Mexico will be held December 1st. It is a magical experience of bonfires, farolitos, open galleries and culinary treats.



- “Devotion to Drawing:The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugene Delacrox” is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City through November 12th.

- The Museum of Moving Images in Astoria, New York features a permanent exhibit of the late, great Jim Henson’s ground breaking work on film.

- “Ai Wei Wei: Zodiac” is available for viewing through January 5, 2019 at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Massachusetts features “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” through January 6, 2019.



- “Picasso: The Sculpture” is at Galleria Borghese through February 3, 2019 in Rome, Italy.

- The Victoria Miro Gallery in London, England continues Yayoi Kusama’s “The Moving Moment When I Went to the Universe” through December 21st.

- The Halcyon Gallery, London, England features an exhibition of the written lyrics of sixty Bob Dylan songs that were most popular through November 30th.

- “Warhol 1968” is on view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden through February 17, 2019.

- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada continues “Calder: The Mobile World a a Radical Inventor” through February 17, 2019.

- “Leonardo da Vinci” is on view at Teyloers Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands through January 13, 2019.

- “Jean-Michel Basquiat” continues at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France through January 4, 2019.


In closing, explore, express, escape, enjoy and evolve!


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