Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015...Begin Again...

I love these women.  All strong, talented and fiercely loyal.  The past 15 years has been filled with so many of life experience's.  We have celebrated the good, as in marriages, grand babies, new careers, starting businesses and finishing projects.  We have  mourned and supported each other through  losing our friends,  family members, health issues and worries with our children.  What would we have done without each other? I feel blessed to have these women in my life and am happy to start this blog with you. 

My action word for 2015 is to be fearless.  I want to take charge, find my ground in a subtle and effective way.  I do not not want to be bold or draw attention but I want to be confident and mindful of my actions.  Where this will take me in terms of my creativity or work or family life I am still working out in my head.  I find as I grow older I must let things percolate in my brain before I have a plan.  I hope to explore this later posts.

I read an article about Nick Cave, the artist, and he chooses to be fearless. He creates Sound Suits from found objects.  Then dancers put them on to make them come alive.  Here are some of my favorites:

Look at the movement
I do not even know what this is...
I was also struck recently by Sandro Millers photographs that he collaborated on with John Malkovich.  They recreated iconic photographs using John as the subject.  Wacky but so cool.
If I had my choice I would take this one home for the weekend...
If I could I would take this one home forever...well, maybe not.  A tad creepy.
I first saw John in a play when I was 15 years old in a basement theatre in Chicago.  It forever changed my life.  Thanks Ms. Jarzab for taking us! 
In this space our Artists Way (AW) group hopes to share, rant, explore our experiences with Art, Creativity and Friendship.
Who know where the next 15 years will take us?
PS Will Tricia join us from Charlotte with posts?