Today is Thursday Art Date with Rain. This weeks theme is.... well my main form of art, Abstract. When I was about 5 or 6 my Grandmother, "Nan" who was quite a famous artist, took me to an art gallery in Seattle. I don't remember the name of it but it was huge with room after room of paintings. Each room with a designated style of art. I liked the art but remember thinking some of this is boring. Until we turned the corner and found ourselves standing in the abstract room. I was in awe and so happy. Nan and I were the only ones in the room at first and I danced around, squealing and pointing to one painting after another. On the walls were bursts of colors, movement, sudden stillness, then movement again, gritty, no boundaries, emotion that filled me. I could see my dreams vivid dreams in the art. I could see my joy, my fear, my strength, my weakness, my hate and my love. Others started to enter the room and I was asked to calm down by the curator. That was my first introduction to abstract. I have loved it ever since. Nan taught me about abstract and the artists from around the world my whole life. Some of them she knew. Well I could go on and on about this but you don't have days and days to read this. LOL Here are a few of my favorite abstract pieces by me
Honor and integrity in art, in life.