madcollage snippets december 2021

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS & PEACE TO ALL

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shine your light from within

It's been quite a couple of years! If you are still dealing with feelings of uncertainty and dread, whether because of Covid-19 or your unique personal circumstances, you are not alone. I find it helpful to understand how my brain works at times like these. It gives me a measure of agency. Read on... https://www.verywellmind.com/the-four-fear-responses-fight-flight-freeze-and-fawn-5205083


 

bring me home for the holidays

You might be asking yourself how to support the arts this holiday season. Well, here are a few simple suggestions to make an artist very happy this holiday season!

  • shop small (nothing smaller than an independent freelancer)

  • support artists who you know and love

  • give art as a thoughtful gift to family and friends

  • read about art and become familiar with new work

  • try your hand at making art and enjoy its therapeutic benefits

 

a few of my favorite things

I'm not sure if the hills are alive or not. I haven't been out much lately. What I do know is that I often get questions about materials and what I use for my collages. I try to answer them all in detail, but it is quite time consuming to do so. Every artist has a favorite handful of supplies that they rely on. Mine do not come with a song, and they do not include whiskers on kittens or snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. However, they definitely make for an enjoyable working space and a more gratifying art experience. I tried to make an exhaustive list that would encompass different categories, from inspirational books, to adhesives and even templates. Look around and try a few of them. Perhaps, you'll discover a new favorite as well! https://www.madcollage.com/my-precious


 

out and about - Hilma af Klint @ David Zwirner

With the advent of the cold weather, getting out and about presents additional challenges. Freezing temperatures, ice and snow, tend to keep me home under a blanket and with a hot chocolate, if possible. However, I am here to tell you that there are many reasons to bundle up and go see this fabulous exhibition. That is, if you are fortunate enough to be in the Manhattan area during the holiday season. Learning about the work of Hilma af Klint might not be on your short list of things to do during the dead of winter, but once you see these ethereal watercolors in person, you’ll be mesmerized. They are enchanting! Her body of work is extensive, with truly beautiful, delicate and free flowing drawings and paintings. Her images are a delicious mix of prayer and meditation, and even today they retain a prophetic and modern quality. For an introspective parenthesis from the frenzied pace of the holidays, visit the David Zwirner Gallery and become acquainted with the wistful beauty of Klint’s pieces. Check out any of these beautiful books for additional information: https://amzn.to/3oo0x1h https://amzn.to/3DowtGQ https://hyperallergic.com/691335/a-rare-series-of-watercolors-by-hilma-af-klint-is-on-view-in-manhattan/


 

be kind to yourself during the holidays

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/christmas/blog/you-and-your-mental-health-still-matter-christmas