Art Every Day Month: November 20

Roots and Branches Revisted, originally uploaded by Leah Virsik.

Tom and I were supporting art tonight. We had the great pleasure of seeing The Swell Season at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. If you’ve ever seen the movie Once, you’ll know who I mean. Incredible show! Great entertainment. They filled the room. I always appreciate a great band and a musician who can really entertain. Glen Hansard, the lead singer, pushed the crowd and had us sing. He said “when you sing from the heart there are no wrong notes.” So true, isn’t it? For so many things in life…

Glen Hansard played a manic cover of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks kinda like this but way more intense. He was so appreciative and grateful for his audience and was by no means taking his present success for granted. I could identify. I’m grateful for the attention I’m receiving for my artwork lately and that I have a class of eight people tomorrow. Yet, it’s the act of showing up and doing the work that is critical – not the result. Whatever comes, comes. I am responsible for doing the work that feeds my soul. From Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1, scene 3: This above all: to thine own self be true.

Above is the “front” of what I posted yesterday, “Roots and Branches Revisted”.

4 Replies to “Art Every Day Month: November 20”

  1. Love the colors and textures. I have enjoyed seeing your work this month. I am excited about zentangles, too. I have discovered so many new things this month by delving into artist sites.

    1. Susie, thank you very much. Yes, I really have enjoyed AEDM so far. It’s really been great to see what others are doing. Plus, I’ve been super motivated to blog, to do the work and to get it out there. Have fun with zentangles.

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