Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Every Spring Must Have a Winter...
Jennifer Mercede, and her work feels so good to me. (all these pics are her work, taken from her site) She has an expressive stylistic manner to her paintings, much like how I would like to be able to paint one day. She experiments with color palettes, form, and texture. I feel like I can understand a bit of her heart in her work, an air of hope and empowerment within each one, and I love that. If she is new to you as well, check out her links, you will not be disappointed. I hope she can bring you a bit of a creative wave today, or if you are in a low point like me, then perhaps a little joy for your spirit.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to encourage anyone out there who is "stuck" creatively or feeling totally uninspired. Its the mark of a true artist heart. It means its time to listen to your spirit and "take a break!" Let your heart, head, and spirit rest, germinate in your "winter season." Spring can only grow in all its glorious color explosion when the soil has rested, recovered, prepared....and remember that no matter how long winter seems, spring will always come :)