Synchronicity in Art

Sometimes in your creative life you need to STOP and take a breath. Regroup. Take the time to explore and read some of those wonderful art books you have collected. You might discover why you were drawn to purchase the book.

That is the journey I am on in this place in time. I have a need to rediscover why I am an artist. Is it for myself and my need to create or is it just to please others and sell?

In Seth Apter’s book, The Mixed Media Artist, on page 94 he asks if synchronicity plays a role in your art. I confess I needed to search meanings to answer the question. This is what I found online: “Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychiatrist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully related.”

So my answer would be; ABSOLUTELY! What would your answer be?

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Moss Mountain Farm Part 3

This is P. Allen Smith’s art studio, behind the main house and on the edge of the wonderful gardens. I could have stayed there all day. I don’t think he would have let me play with his supplies, though.

 

 

HERstory quilts at Road to California

The entire collection of HERstory quilts is being shown at Road to California. Kerry Faraone was kind enough to  share pictures in the HERstory artists group.  I just love pictures of my work in the wild!

Hillary’s quilt is front and center with my quilt honoring Betty Frieden directly under it. Don’t they make a great pair?

 Then there is my quilt honoring Alice Paul right above Jackie Kennedy. This one also appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine October/November issue. They both are in the hardcover book. Since I couldn’t see these hanging in person I am grateful to Kerry for posting them.

P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm December 2017: Part 1

  For our anniversary this year we revived a personal tradition of going on a weekend trip. Because our anniversary is right after Thanksgiving, we used to take that weekend for a combined trip and holiday shopping. As the family has scattered, there is more online shopping and less need to do in person gift shopping.  We had not done this for a few years for many reasons, one being that we have 3 fur babies in our family who are old, need medication and frankly stay really angry at us for leaving them. This year we have been blessed with a live-in puppy sitter for the time we are away. Go Beverly!

These are the first of many photos we took of this glorious place. I will be sharing them in a series of posts. If you aren’t familiar with it, look for it on your local PBS stations.  The greeting area was in this large tent, all set up for our luncheon after the tour of the farm, gardens and critters. There were people there from all across the USA!