art is the only cure

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So, I need art. Sometimes, when the world seems too much, art is the only cure. Yes, for my religious friends, prayer is a daily (sometimes hourly) necessity; but, when there are no words, art is where I find God.

This is not to say that my art is effortless. The energy expended includes the pain of innovation and creation. Just like birth, art requires intense labor which rarely is uncomplicated. It must be pulled and pushed; molded and pummeled into an approximation of the intended design. I like to think that the “happy accidents” which transform my paintings somewhere between conception and birth, are God’s little messages to me: the Master Artist giving me a nudge to keep me on her perfect path.

Creative inspiration is the harshest master! When she wants something brought forth into the light, she demands it be done immediately with no respect for prior commitments, unfinished projects, or even my sanity. She is flaming passion which rewards me only upon completion of her vision. I am her slave.

The result always surprises me a bit and serves to remind me that I am not alone in my endeavors. My art is a tangible expression of my intangible spirituality.

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About artwench

I am a fine artist who has been married to the love of my life for almost thirty years. I still can't believe that he stuck around! LOL! We have one beautiful daughter who was and is a miracle in our lives. It is all about the art and MtG and, of course, the chocolate... I'm a second generation Libertarian: T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." When I'm not painting, I enjoy writing about my passions: art, theatre, music, religion, metaphysics, and politics; however, I love to celebrate all that is good, beautiful, and true... which means I'll write about whatever catches my fancy!

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