Collage by FL artist Carolyn land

Life Happens

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”  Thomas Merton Someone asked if I gave up writing the other day.  I am late for those of you who follow along. “No” was my answer, it’s just that “Life Happens”. I guess I must have thought I was…

Mixed Media piece by FL artist Carolyn land

The Viewer Artist Connection

“A work of Art is completed by the Viewer.”                                                                           Marcel Duchamp The dialog created in all the art forms, between artist and viewer, listener, or reader, is an exciting form of creative human expression and communication.  A way of enriching the human experience .The “non creator” wants to find a story in the art, something to…

Collage by FL artist Carolyn land

Be Yourself

“We must paint only what is important to us, we must not respond to outside demands.”   Robert Henri It is the New Year and a lot of classes are starting up.  Sometimes people take a class so they can paint like the instructor.  That is so wrong on so many levels.  What is important, is…

Pastel painting by FL artist Carolyn Land

Spirit of the Season

“The artist is the man who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably in the best sense, more wonderful.  His trade is to deal with illimitable experience.  It is therefore only of importance for the artist to discover whether he be an artist, and it is for society to discover…

Material: Part 2 of the “Simple Plan”

“One gets into the state of creativity by conscience work.”                                                                            Henri Matisse The second part of the “simple plan” I have been writing about; that should be done before you begin your creative work, is to have the materials you will need ready to use. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of…