I am about to embark on a 21 day abstract painting project. I’m already in the habit of painting daily but I am going to see what I can produce on 21, 5 x 5″ panels during this time frame. These little abstract paintings will be posted daily on my Instagram feed and then be available on my new online shop.
Did you know that the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit was from a misquoted saying by Maxwell Maltz? He actually said “a minimum of about 21 days” and the saying got changed to “It takes 21 days to form a new habit”.
I feel so blessed to have my abstract painting, Imagine, chosen for Make Your Mark – Summer National Juried Exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Exhibition opens Saturday, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 29, 2018.
The Juror for this exhibit is Jen Tough. (text from MOCA website)
Jen Tough Gallery is a contemporary gallery and art consultancy located in Benicia, California. Programming includes an ambitious exhibition schedule comprised of solo shows rotating every several weeks, multiple art fairs, and the management of Opus – an invitational artist collective for independent artists. Jen Tough has a BFA from the Ohio State University, attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Parsons School of Design program in West Africa. She was the Art Director for Urban Outfitters, Hollywood Records, Warner Bros Records, numerous national magazines, and was a creative consultant for Nike for many years.
I am really looking forward to this reception at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT.
The Greenwich Arts Council
“Art to the Avenue Makes a Stop at the Bendheim”
Works by: Sarah Balcombe | Joyce Grasso | Morris Finkelstein
Susan Kalla | Keith Magner | Corey Marchetti | Shilo Ratner
(Paintings, Photographs and Sculptures)
April 27 to June 6, 2018 Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 8PM
at The Bendheim Gallery
299 Greenwich Ave.
The painting “Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas (Framed) $3200 is the Top
Growing up in a beach town in the summer was amazing. I have fond memories as a young child of spending my days swimming, climbing the jetty and eating sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not recommended). In my teens, that same beach is where I had my first kiss and had my young heart shattered. When I think back to all of those experiences I smile. This quote by B.J. Neblett says it all.
“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”
I am a beach girl at heart and my abstractions are the sum total of my life experiences.