Sunday, October 17, 2010

Artists in the Wild

Manuela Carrasco- Acrylic on canvas, by Mariette

At an art show today I met an older artist who has been painting for some time and whose work reminded me of a delicate fusion between Picasso and Gustav Klimt.  We were engaged in a heart-warming conversation about life and the pursuit of art and creativity. She inspired in that special way that elderly wise women do, and reminded me that, "In this life, we only have time and energy, and we must pursue our creative desires".

In her book, Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes explains that women who allow no outlet for their inner creativity, their natural wild selves, die a little in their souls everyday. It is imperative, especially for women, to practice their hobby/passion/lifestyle on a regular basis so as to keep that candle that burns in their inner sanctum, their very sacredness alive.

Manuela Carrasco 2- Acrylic on canvas, by Mariette

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