Sunday, January 3, 2010
Are you awake?
Have you ever wondered if you have been sleepwalking through your life? Sometimes I feel as if I have been. Why did it not occur to me to earlier in my life that I loved art? Early this morning I was surfing the Internet and I realized there are so many artist out there I love. Names I have never heard of , pieces I just want to absorb. I can't connect to my artistic child because she isn't here. I don't remember art.I don't remember wanting crayons. The only thing I remember about art class was this cute guy who sat beside me. The closest I ever got to loving art was wanting to be a makeup artist. I would spend all my money that I babysat for on makeup and pour over faces in magazines for tips. My sister remembers bringing friends home and she said I would rattle off a whole list of what they needed. I remember looking at faces and thinking how I could make them better. Makeup was my palette. Maybe that is why I want to draw and paint faces now. I want to share with you a few artists I discovered this morning .
First Kate Smith , I love , love her work . Something about her work speaks to me.
and Chris Reilly , I love the way he captures french women. You can see more of his work here , you may even discover a new favorite of your own.
I may have been asleep for most of my life but I am awake now. Don't forget to slow down and absorb the beauty around you ...