Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by rosepapa.
Kate Chopin expressed through her character of Edna is a thought providing story. Her free spirit reminds me of Artist Frida Kahlo, strong-willed, ahead of her time, deep, tormented and a catalyst for change. The following Essay written by Justin Rosepapa is illustrated with art of Frida Kahlo. Meet Edna the anti hero of Kate Chopin’s controversial character Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening (and widely condemned at the time) is a central work of feminist literature, which created controversy in the late 19th century, particularly towards Edna Pontellier’s dissidence of traditional gender binary roles. Edna displays non-conventional matronly characteristics, disengaged […]
Meet Artist Karen Cattell Her vibrant and colorful work is fresh, unique and modern. My paintings all start with a simple drawing in my sketchbook. As I’m painting I sometimes change completely from the original idea and this is the process that I have the most fun with. My paintings are just meant to bring a smile to the viewer.
Posted on 24. Feb, 2015 by rosepapa.
As artist we struggle sometimes with perfectionism and are never quite satisfied with what we create. This quote from Author Marianne Williamson really connects with me and I find that it gives a deeper insight into what might really be driving us. Perhaps it all starts with love and acceptance of who we are; and acceptance of others, then letting go of personal fears so we can truly shine with our talents! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by rosepapa.
Born in Louisiana in 1898, David Butler was an “outsider” artist known for his talent in creating yard art from tin cut outs and other found items. Butler was considered highly inventive and visual, crafting colorful animals, dragons, mermaids, and people from tin as he sat on the ground, using a hammer and modified ax head to create original works of art using his keen knowledge of color and spatial relationships. Unlike many self-taught artists who only gained fame following their deaths, David Butler experienced success during his lifetime, holding several museum and gallery exhibitions at various locations including the […]
Are you in a creative rut? Artist dry spell- You’re not alone! You’ve hit a brick wall and what you love to do you now resist – How can you regain your inspiration? All artists and designers go through dry periods. The first time it happens it can be upsetting. What use to come so easily to you now takes effort. And sometimes this effort leads to nothing. You stare and the blank canvas or paper (and for digital designers – the computer screen) and see nothing. You look at your files of inspiration and everything comes back flat and […]
There are lots of popular myths about those who are self-taught and have met with success, whether they’re Illustrators, graphic artists, artists, or CEOs of giant corporations. Sure, most successful people who have gone on to do something they love are motivated, innovative, and determined – but it doesn’t mean they were the master of some novel new invention! What are some of the most popular myths about the successful self-taught? We’ll debunk a few of them here: Entrepreneurs are anti-social. While it may often seem like many of us who are dedicated to reaching success mostly on our own […]