A few words from your President…

Dear Omaha Area Artists, 

oai president barbara egr

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. 

Your President, 

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