Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Desire, ask, believe, receive." - Stella Terrill Mann  quote from book "The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

Creativity sometimes hits us strong, sometimes we struggle.  Not all days in the studio are 'good days' - I think you can ask any artist that, but just making yourself 'get to the studio' is a good day.  I've been lucky enough to be very dedicated and passionate about my art, seldom is there a day that I am not at work in my studio - yet I never tire of my creative purpose.
I think in order to thrive as artists, we need to let that 'creative flow' continually happen in everything we do.  Those of you who are artists or who have friends that are artists will see this 'creative flow' in many more parts of their life than just their artwork.  Balance, however, is still very important in our lives.  This is hard for me, but I am trying.  I tend to work very hard and need to remind myself to play more.
Creativity can be a 'practice' - just like yoga - you must continue to practice, to learn, to grow.  We must continue to keep moving, willingly to continue in our art practice, never tiring of what our soul was meant to do.
I have a very, very exciting year ahead...I know, I thought last year was exciting too!  I have two receptions this summer at Bell St. Gallery on Madeline Island, WI - June 15 and August 3; am a featured artist at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County with a reception scheduled for August 31; AND I am also a featured artist in the group show titled "Conceal-Reveal" at LaFontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI which opens this May!  AND am also represented in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Darnell Fine Art!
My friends can joke around with me that I am 'too busy' but it isn't really that I am out searching for these things to come my way, I am lucky enough that they are just falling 'into my lap'-after 20 years of my 'art practice' - so I have to grab them and run with it!!!!
Looking forward to my summer - aren't you?
This painting "Winded Tree" will be delivered next week to Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County for their season which opens in May!

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