Julie Jacobsen - My work - too lazy and busy to sign it tonight. I'll fix it later. I need to study!
First I want to start with some dandy advice from a great actress, Rita Moreno. Now, for all of you young kids-Rita was in "West Side Story". She was not the female star-that role went to Natalie Wood. But she is a huge star to me. I'm going to lay it on you right now. This is her advice for aspiring starts: Quite your whining, "don't complain. Get so good at what you do in life that they'll beg you for your services." She said that on a Thursday as she received a Walk of Fame Star on Hollywood Boulevard. Wow. Just soak that in everyone. These are pearls of wisdom and I need to heed it time and time again. In other words-don't let the trials in life keep YOU from achieving what is meaningful to you. Got it? I hope so. Will you remind me of it someday if I get whiny? Thanks. Now that's a good friend.
That's why I like my drawing above. Yes, it's another drawing I did in church when I was supposed to be listening and I was. But I hope you can sense that at the time I drew that I was quite satisfied and happy in life. I still am. Remember what I said in a post a long ways back that our sketches really tell how we are feeling about the world? This one reflects how much I love being a mom. But I'm not just any mom and I think you can see that also.
"Country Road Cottage" - LeConte StewartArt History Moment: I want to talk to you about a very famous Utah artist (speaking of keeping it fresh!), LaConte Stewart. I went to an exhibit of his-he's long since passed away-where they had searched to find as much of his work as they could. It was held at the Church of Jesus Christ , Latter Day Saints (us Mormons) Museum in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Talk about inspirational. I wanted to go home and whip out any old cardboard box and get to work wherever I was (really...don't do that. Remember our little talk about using the best art supplies that you can afford....think lasting quality...got it?). Some of the paintings in the exhibit were just that-painted on pieces of cardboard. They are all about freshness and just going for it. I hope you can feel that from the sample I have displayed here. I wish you could have seen these paintings in person. In the painting, like the example above, you could just feel the heat rising from the road. Truly wonderful!