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January + February Inspiration

Note: Sometimes the things I include in these posts directly influence something I’m working on; other times I include things that just inspire and motivate me to continue making work.

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1. Flower parade featuring floats inspired by Vincent van Gogh in the Netherlands

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2. This heartbeat gif

“Envy will eat you alive; cynicism will eat your work alive.”

3. Jerry Saltz’s tips for art students

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4. Paintings by Guayasamín

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5. Exhibition: Queen by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and Dana DeGiulio

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6. This sewing gif

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7. Poetry Readings

“One of the hardest things about being chronically ill is that most people find what you’re going through incomprehensible—if they believe you are going through it. In your loneliness, your preoccupation with an enduring new reality, you want to be understood in a way that you can’t be. “Pain is always new to the sufferer, but loses its originality for those around him,” the nineteenth-century French writer Alphonse Daudet observes in his account of living with syphilis, “In the Land of Pain.” “Everyone will get used to it except me.””

8. New Yorker article: What’s Wrong with Me? by Meghan O’Rourke

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9. Videos of the old masters at work

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10. Vintage NASA Posters

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11. Isabelle Arsenault and her illustrations for Jane, the Fox, and Me

“I’m not a celebrity, I’m a worker. I’ve always worked. I was working before people read anything about me, and the day they stopped reading about me, I was doing even more work. And the idea that if you’re a mother, you’re not doing anything—it’s the hardest job there is, being a mother or father requires great sacrifice, discipline, selflessness, and to think that we weren’t doing anything while we were raising a son or daughter is appalling. It makes me understand why some human beings question their worth if they’re not making a huge amount of money or aren’t famous, and that’s not right.”

12. Interview with Patti Smith by Alan Light

Links: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

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RC Biennial Reception + Exciting News!!

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This past Friday I attended the Award Reception for the 2015 Roanoke College Biennial in Salem, VA. I had two pieces accepted into the show, which was juried by arts writer and curator Doug McClemont. There were so many great pieces included in the show and there was a great turnout for the reception. Read more

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HAPPY DIABETES ART DAY!

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was only three years old. That means I’ve been dealing with this disease for over sixteen years. Despite the amount of time I’ve been dealing with such a personal issue, I’ve rarely used it as a subject for my art..but I’m really happy with the way this piece turned out. Check out www.thebuttercompartment.com for more info on this event. Also, BE SURE to take a look at my sister’s blog (which I am a contributing author on) www.thegirlsguidetodiabetes.com.  This piece will also be posted on her website today. Have an awesome diabetes art day! :]

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