ART – FDA APPROVED STRESS RELIEVER 

People think art is not for them.  It is only for talented artists.  Art is mysterious.  It’s messy and too much trouble. The bottom line is art has become a unnecessary part of life.  And we have separated people into creatives and non-creatives. 

I’m determined to address this myth and encourage people to engage in art as a way to create a balanced mind. It can be visual art, music, dancing, singing or writing.  Creativity and imagination can improve the quality of life.  

Stop listening to the news and start doing ART!!!

I have created a very inspirational painting class in the Bronx. 


IT ALL BEGINS WITH A DOODLE

 

I have learned that waiting to be inspired to create art can be a very long wait.  Days. Weeks. Years.  Decades.

I don’t wait for inspiration I start it.   With a DOODLE.

The following art began with a squiggly line and the path it took.

UNLEASHING CREATIVITY 

I created a painting class for the Riverdale Senior Center. I’m making them unblock the way they think of painting. This is not your ordinary art class!

HAVE YOU EVER STAYED AWAKE AT NIGHT THINKING ABOUT….?

YOUR BLOG IS NOT WORKING AND YOU NEVER SHOULD HAVE STARTED IT. 

I don’t know what other bloggers do or think but I am working with a ADHD mind that drifts a lot.  Also my ADHD mind started to change my theme and I finally got it back to a sane appearance. That being said I am ready to post today. 

I want to talk about how I told my story to the Executive Director of the National Association of Women Artists. This is a 127 year art organization for women artists who have always been shunned in the art world. 

I told the story of how art saved me as a child growing up with mentally ill caretakers.  I als was sexually abused for a year when I was 5 by a neighbor.  I never was taught how to live and I raised myself.  But I escaped into my room for hours drawing and playing Barbra Streisand records. When I say hours I mean 6-7 hours.  I also played hookey from school hiding in the attic drawing.  I was famous in my room.  I was interviewed by Johnny Carson in my room.  I designed beautiful clothes for myself.  I always knew my family was crazy and I would never be the nasty people they were.  My house was the Adams Family house.  Except the Adams family were a nice family. 

Susan, the director, listened and after telling my story she looked in my eyes and said, “I am going to do something for you that I have only done twice since I have been director here.  I am offering you a free membership to NAWA so I can help you and promote you. “

She finished by saying I was a good person and my story is powerful enough to help a lot of people. 

And I will be giving a workshop at NAWA May 10th showing how iPad art apps are a powerful artists tool. 

The following pictures are from the  days of 1966-1970 living in the house. 

1969 one of the many cats in my life

1966 Mod Look in doorway of house

1970 H.S. of Art & Design Yearbook