A Blog about Finding Inspiration

"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

SAG Meeting 1' 15

Steven Bleicher Lecturing
The Seacoast Artists Guild Started of the new year with a lecture by well known color theorist, Steven Bleicher.  Mr. Bleicher gave an  fascinating talk on Color Psychology that kept his audience both engaged and entertained. Perhaps the most interesting thing I learned is how serious businesses and governments are about applying the knowledge of Color Psychology. For some insight into how deeply one can get involved in this topic check out Mr. Bleicher's resume at:
Paintings to be critiqued.. mine is the abstract on the far left.
As a Senior Professor of Visual Arts at our local Coastal Carolina University, and a national and internationally known artist in his own right,we were thrilled when Professor Bleicher offered to critique some of our paintings at the end of the meeting.  There's nothing more valuable than having someone with Steve's level of expertise give you a different perspective on your work. 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

A new year, a new beginning. 1 '15

I love New Year's Day.  It always feels like a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew .  
 We open our appointment books on January 1; all the pages are blank.  We begin filling the pages with resolutions and goals, and ( if you are as obsessive as I am), begin refining those goals into plans.

In truth.,  Hal Borland was probably more accurate when he said that "the  year's end is neither and end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us" One thing I have learned from last year is that whether I want it or not, 2015 will bring new challenges, and whether I seize them or not, 2015 will bring new opportunities.  So my one overriding goal this year will be to paint more and stress less.