Monday, May 3, 2010

Labor of Love



My artwork is on display for the month of May at Poquoson Public Library. It is wonderful that the library provides a venue for artists to display their work. For me, it is very gratifying to see and share a collection of my paintings from the past year displayed in one place.

Showing my artwork also forces me to mat and frame the paintings and give them a 'finished' look! --otherwise they languish in some corner of my 'studio' gathering dust. I spent the bulk of my time last month cutting mat and assembling the frames etc. and now I am ready to pick up my brushes and pencils once again. I feel somewhat validated as an artist and sense a renewed wave of enthusiasm to get back to producing more art. While Henry Wards Beecher said "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his paintings", I think every viewer sees those paintings in her/his own special way too.

19 comments:

Saee said...

Hey Meera
Congrats. :)
Liked the last lines.
You should also venture into writing. You seem to have that soulful, thoughtful aura with your writing too. :)

meera said...

Thanks you Saee-- I am deeply touched by your comments :)

B said...

they look lovely on that wall

Crystal Cook said...

It looks beautiful Meera! Congrats!

meera said...

Thanks B and Crystal :)

Melanie Rawlings said...

Congrats! i know the feeling. I'm happy for you, it looks so great!

meera said...

Thanks Melanie :)

Heera said...

Congratulations Meera!

meera said...

Thanks Heera /Mangala :)

Prabha N. said...

Wow Meera...The paintings looks lovely! Way to go!

meera said...

Thanks Prabha! -- The paintings always look better with mat and frame :)

Leslie Redhead said...

Congratulations Meera! They look really nice framed. I hope you do well!

meera said...

Thank You Leslie --i appreciate you taking the time to comment :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Congratulations. How great to be framed and on the wall. Great job!

meera said...

yes, its neat to see the paintings framed :) Thanks for your support!

thiliMy said...

way to go! They look great (as usual) :)

meera said...

Thanks so much, Thili :) I am always happy to hear from you :)

Teresa said...

Hello Meera!

Have really enjoyed browsing your blog.... lovely, colorful art and thoughtful commentary. I see you like to analyze too!

So glad you came by my blog and visited!

meera said...

Thanks Teresa for dropping by and taking the time to comment. 'analyzing' -is both a curse and a gift !

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