Monday, May 16, 2011

Journaling and Jurying

"A Mother's Day Bouquet" 
Flowers from my Family
© Nancy Laliberte
watercolor and micron pen
Journaling...
I'm not sure when it happened. One day, a couple of years ago, I came across Danny Gregory's website and discovered his book, Every Day Matters. After reading it, I was hooked. I then purchased his book, Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are.  It's part drawing lessons, part pep talk and a whole lot of inspiration. So get yourself a sketchbook and a pen, any kind will do, and just start drawing, doodling and painting. There are no rules, just pages waiting for you to record your life, your every day matters.


Jurying...
Last week I had the opportunity and honor of judging, and then presenting the awards on Friday evening at the opening reception of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association's 34th Annual Memorial Exhibit. Artist Patrick Plunkett received the Best of Show with his sculpture, Christ on the Cross. Pat's work is extraordinary--very moving and thought provoking. If you are in the Wausau area, be sure to stop in at the Center for the Visual Arts to check out this show in the Loft Gallery, and the Lost and Found show in the main gallery featuring the mixed media paintings of my friend Ginnie Cappaert. 

5 comments:

suzannepaints said...

Fabulous! We must give ourselves permission. Your painting is beautiful

Crystal Cook said...

I love that book too! And I very much love your Mother's Day flowers. :)

And what an honor to do the judging although I bet that is a VERY hard decision to make.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you Suzanne; my 7-year-old is my sketchbook motivator--he keeps it in his "busy bag."

Thank you Crystal; yes the judging was difficult and thought-provoking all in one. I truly enjoyed the opportunity. It kind of reminded me of art history and studio critiques rolled into one.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Your Mother's Day bouquet is so tidy and sweet, I am inspired to keep a similar journal. So glad to discover your blog, will be back again!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you, Diane. Yes, please journal; it is so fun and freeing--no rules, just play!

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