Thursday, April 4

More expressions through art!

In my previous post, I shared about my son's artwork and the piece that he gave me for Christmas. Now I have some more artwork to tell you about. I'm holding three pieces of original art which I originally planned to give to my kids at Christmas. They are unique pieces from an exhibit last November at the Stans Museum in Shakopee, MN. All of the artwork in the exhibit was done by women offenders at the Minnesota Correctional Facility.  Some items in the exhibit were for sale and these three pieces "spoke to me" and I had to buy them.  When the exhibit was over, the pieces were then available for pick-up and so it was only last Thursday that they were finally in my hands. I showed them to my kids, Collette and Devlin last Sunday and asked them to choose the one they liked best but not to tell me right away. I was curious to see which one they would choose. Tell you in a minute, but first...........

Each one of these pieces is an expression of the feelings of the artist.
Here is the detail that was shared with each piece of art.

"Search for Love"
By: Deanna
This Batik art is depicting my search for love and
how confusing and elusive and hidden it can be.

"Eye of the Storm"
By: Greta
"Eye of the Storm" is a representation of my adult life, which has been quite stormy.
Each "eye"  represents the distinct times of clarity.
"Galaxy x33"
By: Linda
You are never too old to be creative and have fun!

While I liked each one of these prints so much that I would have kept them all for myself, it is always better to share! And so..........while my daughter had a hard time deciding between "Search for Love" and "Eye of the Storm", she decided "Eye of the Storm" was the one she wanted. My print is "Search for Love". I really like it. Can you find the heart in that print? And for my son........he wanted "Galaxy x33" because he considers the number 3 a lucky number and 33 especially fine. And he loved the words and so do I........
"You are never too old to be creative and have fun!" 
And isn't that the truth?   Being creative releases lots of good vibes, so I encourage you............Be creative and Have FUN!!!
And in addition to being creative............volunteering also makes one feel good. I was a volunteer at MCF and shared claycrafting and card making, and other projects that allowed the women to not only express their creativity but also to send a personal card to family members.  I only volunteered a few hours just three or four times a year but I always felt that so good when I left and knew that I had helped someone else ............ express their creativity!!


Needled Mom said...

Those are some great pieces of art. My choice would have been the Eyes too.

Nanette Merrill said...

Lovely pieces. Really interesting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hmmmm....that's a hard choice. I like the first one the best.

Anonymous said...

They are each beautiful in their own way. Sandi, I found twelve hearts in your chosen design, one big one and eleven small ones. Of course, human hearts are never perfect.
Who knows what an owl lady will see or say?

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