I am, at the moment, clinically depressed. I know art can’t restore an imbalance in serotonin, so while I wait for my medication to work, I decided to do a little work just for fun.
The thought was to just do a picture of a garden, with no particular plan. I decided to add interest by putting in part of an old car. Progress is slow, my judgement is off. So I’m working piece by piece.
I do believe doing art can be healing for the artist. For this reason, besides doing this for myself, I am doing this for a charity. It’s a 4×6 inch piece that is going to be sent to an organization that raises money for arts for cancer patients.
Anyway, the thought of a garden as healing..wouldn’t that be a paradise? If one were to just contemplate peaceful surroundings with flowers, I think that would be a healing subject matter.
I picked up my pictures at “The place where we live”, and delivered a couple to another show. This one is the “Harlem Art Gala”, and it takes place Saturday September 3, 2011 between 2 and 6 pm. It’s at Our Children’s Foundation at 527 West 125th Street, here in New York City.
It’s an interesting concept, in that all buyers of artwork end up in shares of a corporation called the Collectors’ Art Summit. Artists whose work sells also get shares. The idea that is if the sold work increases in value, the shareholders all profit.
What I have entered are my pictures “House at Sunrise” and “Guardians”.
You can find out more about the Collectors Art Summit at Collectors Art Summit.
As always, my work can be seen at Roxannebaldwin.com.
At long last, I’m back. The economic realities of life called for me to spend much of the last two weeks cat-sitting. It’s a pleasant enough calling, but it does upset the apple cart when it comes to being in the swing with artwork.
I worked some more on “Almost Home”, today, and here is where it stands now. I sold the sketch to it on Ebay. I guess maybe a motorcycle enthusiast? Gee, if I could find what subject matter can sell on a regular basis, I’d be all set. Of course, that wouldn’t be in keeping with healing art, but it would be nice to make a living.
As usual, more of my work can be seen at roxannebaldwin.com.
Here’s a glimpse at my progress on “Almost Home”. It gives the idea of returning to yourself, once again, to wholeness. In the past I probably would have left the destination a mystery, out of site. Since I’ve decided to do this to promote healing, I put the city in view, almost in touching distance. That way, the viewer can identify with the motorcyclist, and feel the satisfaction of becoming whole.
I’m starting to take yoga as a way of gaining insight to the energy side of healing. Also, I figure I will use it to learn to meditate, and healing images for my artwork will come from that.
Just to let everyone know, my website is down. Have send a note to tech support, hopefully it won’t take long.
In myths and literature, a favorite symbol is that of the journey. It can signify life, or it can signify the path to wholeness. People have been including journeys in stories from early days.
In school, I had to read the Odyssey and the Illiad. And of course there’s more modern stories like The Wizard of Oz and The Lord of the Rings.
This is the 5×7 sketch for my next work, “Almost Home”.
As always, more of my work can be seen at My art site.
This sketch is available for sale on Ebay.