Purchase locally created art today! The art is being offered by members of the Manitowish Art League and can be seen at the Vilas Business Incubator on Highway 51 and Townline Rd in Manitowish Waters. For more information contact Barbara McFarland at 715-543-2975.
The non-dominant hand art adventure continues! This journey has been amazing and very rewarding. I have decided to call the work that I’ve created with my left hand “From the Other Side”. The work is like none I would have conceived myself ever doing. The challengers have actually been like having art lessons, I have learned new methods. I have taught myself new ways to do things and have looked at other materials and types of art to continue on this journey. It has been a truly rich and rewarding experience!
The hand-painted journals are called Midnight Journals because they contain 30 pages of thick, 90 pound black paper. The spiral binding allows for maneuverability. The 5 3/4″ X 7 1/2″ size are great for going about on merry ventures. The journals are great for compiling recipes, your favorite newspaper clippings, photographs, artist trading cards, painting with metallic paint or acrylic paint, using gelli-printing, or doodling with gel pens. No more blank, white page paralysis!
Each journal is complete with a custom-made, matching bookmark, a fun gel pen and the front page also contains some painting or some wording that will help you to go ahead with your creative journey.
These journals and other wonderful art created by artists from the Manito art league will be available for sale at a nacho on December 12th at the Vilas Business Incubator Center located at the corner of Highway 51 and Towline Road in Manitowish Waters. For more information this sale contact Barbara McFarland at 715-543-2975.
After a busy September, I have found myself challenged to create on a daily basis. September art included a solo show of my work, four entries for “All Things Birds” and three entries for “The Gathering”. I was fired up by the challenge to get everything done.
Then I kept waiting for my dominant hand to heal from a torn thumb ligament. My mood darkened as the daylight did.
This all changed when my sister-in-law was telling me how her art was changing by doing a daily art – even if it was just prepping surfaces. I had this a-ha moment and suddenly I was no longer overwhelmed and frustrated. I had this great journal that my honey had bought for me that was waiting to be filled. I decided that I would just work with my left hand and the images that I would create would be ” good enough”. Much to my surprise, I noticed that some things got better, some were easier and I was really enjoying the challenge.
The slowed process of using my non-dominant hand is giving me time to “look” more than I would otherwise. Today I am grateful for revelations!