DIANAH: Personal art story
My love of paper, paint, pencil, and ink started when I first drew a line. As the years went by, there were few opportunities to pursue any artistic avenues as a vocation. This was farm country, the 1950s, and ’60s; the closest I came was an architectural drawing class, and I admittedly enjoyed it. Maybe it was all the boys.
And here we are many years later with a collection that began decades ago. Other than the commissioned works, the chosen subject matter told a story, and I could lose myself in the project. Therapy.
The arts cover a large spectrum; I admit to you, singing, dancing, and musical instruments are not my forte’. I do not have rhythm, can’t carry a tune, and musical instruments are out of the question. But I have just completed my second book, which will soon be available.
One of the favorite artists I enjoyed was Norman Rockwell; though his work was controversial, it was still enjoyable. His scenes were thought-provoking and, at times, humorous. If an artwork can make you smile, it’s worthwhile.
As you may have gathered by this point, abstract art is not my go-to place, though I have tried a few pieces. I also have some glass art on display and have been designing personal greeting cards for years.
Please join us at the reception on Friday, January 7, for a few hours of relaxation and art enjoyment.