Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Celebrating Struggle

I adore this inspiring video that illustrates the importance for struggle and failure as valuable parts of the creative process.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Prayers for the Neighborhood

In "Prayers for the Neighborhood" four of the five major world religions are represented as additions to "Ms. Camilla's Neighborhood Series,"  Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism.  Out of respect to the rules of the Islamic religion no icon of their faith is represented in the series. The slogan of the Tomato Art Show is "The tomato is the uniter not the divider."  Each piece is acrylic paint and ink on an 8X10 canvas.  "Prayers for the Neighborhood" is  on display and are for sale at the Art and Invention Gallery.  Displayed next to each painting is the companion coloring sheets which are also for sale.  Each of the paintings needs a title, share you comments below or on Facebook.

Community Spirit

"Community Spirit" 
16X20 acrylic and ink on canvas

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist teacher

This beautiful quote by Thich Nhat Hanh inspired this painting for the 2013 Tomato Art Show and is currently on display at Art and Invention Gallery along with the below coordinating 16X20 coloring sheets which are also for sale at the gallery. 

"Coloring Sheet" 
16X20 ink on paper