The Gift of Freedom to Create

Lennon Wall Prague

Today is Independence Day, and although the USA isn’t perfect, I am grateful to be an American. It is easy to take our liberty for granted, such as our freedom to create as artists, writers and musicians.  Recently, my daughter spent a college semester studying art and literature abroad in the beautiful Czech Republic. She was stunned to learn about the terrible repression that country had to endure throughout history. Even the people’s … [Read more...]

Graffiti: Vandalism or Art?


During my recent painting trip to France, I was surprised to see so much urban graffiti throughout Paris and the countryside of Provence.  At first I was upset by this, then strangely enough I began to enjoy looking at it. I noticed that many of the graffiti 'artists' were quite talented had sense of respect for where they painted.  That might sound like an oxymoron, but most of the 'art' was relegated to abandoned buildings or alongside the … [Read more...]




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