Strength, Script and a New Year

Each year I pick a word (or words) that will be my inspiration, goal, good intention for the year. For this year the word “STRENGTH” has been coming at me from all directions so I’m going to claim it and run with it. It is something I can apply to so many different areas of my life!

After spending many hours the last few months creating hand made journals (I guess I need to post about those soon, hmmm?) I’ve added to that interest the idea of writing styles, script and other artful lettering. I’ve always loved to add words & quotes to my art but have never been particularly fond of my own handwriting. I’ve just been doodling around with pens, etc. for now but have an intro to hand-lettering book that should be delivered later today.

Here are some of my scribbles in one of my journals over the past week. Perhaps as I progress and become more skilled I’ll be able to use these words and thoughts in my artwork! I hope the new year blesses you with inspiration and passions to pursue. I love that feeling of hope a new year brings with it. Who knows, I might even blog more regularly this year! We’ve got another 362 days to find out!

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Art Into Poetry

One of the cool things that is happening with the “intricate Elements” show?

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

 My images were included in this project!

Because you are our April artists, your art will be featured in this year’s “Art Into Poetry” project. The project is a partnership between Ivy Tech students enrolled in Introduction to Poetry classes, and the members of the Ellettsville and Crestmont Boys and Girls Clubs.

Each year, students teach members of the Boys and Girls Clubs how to respond to visual art from the Waldron galleries through poetry. The best poems written for each piece of art used will be displayed in the gallery underneath that piece of art.

They’ve event published a book with the art images & poetry in it! So this evening I’ll be attending this event –

Please save the date for our Art into Poetry 2012 Reception Event where we will honor all the Boys & Girls Club Members and John Waldron Arts Center Artists who participated in our project:

When:         Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Where:        John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

What:         Art into Poetry 2012 Reception Event

Who:           Crestmont Boys & Girls Club

                      Ellettsville Boys & Girls Club

                      Ivy Tech-Bloomington Intro to Poetry Students

                      Lynne Medsker, Photographer

                      Martin Beach, Sculptor

                      Sarah Wilson, Photographer

Why:          To honor all those who participated in Art into Poetry 2012 and for FUN!

If I can get permission I’ll post some of the poems with the images here soon!