Going down memory lane with just “some” of the important creative community outreach projects I facilitated or co-facilitated with fellow artists, community colleagues and friends. Thanks to all of you who has been working with me on bringing so much art outreach to our communities! Check out this slideshow and see how much you’ve been a part of. These are just a few of the many projects we’ve completed. So much more work to do, to help others connect, communicate and cope! Life goes on…
This 2nd Annual art expo was another huge success! My artwork titled “Princess” was transformed into a promotional poster and not only did I participate as an artist but I also got to coordinate the live painting session with a beautiful model as our subject. Participants ranged in ages, experience, backgrounds and cultures. It was wonderful to work with such a diverse population. I look forward to being part of this again next year, if not sooner!
It was great hanging out with good ol’ friends and co-workers from The Upper Deck Company. We practically grew up as young adults in the 90’s. Real friendships never die.
Huge group of talented artists participated in this great exhibit!
A few of my artworks in the exhibit.
Photos from the live painting session.
I painted this acrylic piece last week when many thoughts were flooding my mind. Whether you are ProLife or ProChoice, we have to protect our children. Life is so precious and sometimes the world can be a scary place. Do what’s best for your children, fight for them and ensure they are your first priority. We know that it takes a “village to raise a child” but it first starts with you. Be the best you can be, lead by example and bring peace for our children.
Quotes from Bob Dylan’s lyrics
“It’s gettin’ dark too dark for me to see…I feel like I’m knockin’ on Heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knock in’ on heaven’s door…”
“Mama put my guns to the ground…I can’t shoot them anymore…”
“How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?…”
“The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
“Come mothers and fathers throughout the land and don’t criticize what you don’t understand.”
“The times, they are a-changin’…”
Acrylic, 20″x20″ canvas; Painted by Marilyn on Oct 27, 2016
In all that is going on in the world today, I hope we’ll find a way to love all regardless of our differences. Here’s to a new day…
Acrylic, 30″ x 24″ canvas
Old canvas completed and becomes new artwork…
When I was younger I was hesitant about calling myself an artist. I thought unless I owned a gallery, sold artwork or was employed by a creative agency I wasn’t comfortable using the title. If someone asked, I’d respond by saying, “Oh, I’m an art major,” but who was I trying to fool? I was born an artist or at least I thought like one but I went on to use titles like art advocate, artivist, art leader, art coach but as the years go by and I create more and more, I think I’m an art “ART GEEK”!
Creating art can be self exploration so through my what I learn is that I prefer to paint living things like people, trees and animals but I think it’s time to paint some more animals!
The Lucky Duck – Acrylic
Meerkats – Acrylic
Red – Acyrlic
Dare to Be Different – Acrylic
Stewey – Acrylic