Dear Omaha Area Artists,
By the time you are reading this newsletter message, the foliage and colors around our area will be amazing. It will be a big change from even a month ago. That is how our earth is. It is always changing.
I am always changing, too. I bet you are, also. As a watercolorist, this last year I started incorporating faces into my artwork. I never thought I would try and paint faces, but after attending so many zoom meetings, I started sketching. That is how life is for me. There are unintended outcomes…sometimes good and sometimes not so good.
One way I try and add more color to my life is to have a little fun. This can be as enjoyable as a delicious cup of coffee with a friend-Covid style, a jovial conversation on the telephone, or a piece of commissioned art that turned out the way I had hoped it would. I record these little bright spots with a star in my small calendar I keep in my purse. It is my goal to have 12 stars in a month.
Please know that we share your disappointments of the canceled art shows. The Board is working on the idea of a virtual art show during our pandemic. There are logistics involved before this can come to fruition. However, just because there is not a November art show does not mean we cannot create art. I challenge you to paint, sculpt, sew, or draw something seasonal and beautiful this October.
So, during this beautiful autumn season, I encourage you to plan some “star” activities to brighten your days. Playfulness leads to creativity, and creativity often can lead to a creation of art.