“Art making has the ability to move people along their journey of grief and loss into a more balanced place of healing and hope. In the face of tragedy, the creative process can help recalibrate a mourner’s life.” ~ The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts
I’d like to dedicate this blog post to my Mom. She passed away, at the age of 88, in her sleep on Friday morning due to complications associated with Alzheimer’s. It has been a tough decade for her as the disease took more and more from her and from us – her family and friends. She was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and we will be taking her home to scatter her ashes in the land she loved the most.
Since I last posted, several pieces of art have been completed. Weeks 16 and 17 of the Colour Me Positive Art Journal Challenge were inspired by thoughtful quotes on how art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time, and how we all need a “tribe.” Whether it be a family, friends, a community of artists or something else, we need to “find them, and love them hard.” I also did two pieces using Roben-Marie Smith’s Art Pops™. You can find her art collage materials on Etsy™. And, I added another house to my growing collection of houses.