When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dreaming In NYC

I am off to NY to see the "Dreams" show at the Pen and Brush. It really will be a day of seeking inspiration...seeing old friends,perhaps making new.

I love the abundance of everything in the city...sights,smells,sounds and am considering relocating there this summer. I will check out the neighborhood where I will be living. I believe it will be the perfect place to work on my series of paintings entitled ,"Absence" and "Tell Me A Story." And the "Dream" series...well that is ongoing.

My objective is to paint bigger,better and to incorporate more materials into my work.I just purchased canvas that is 18 ft. in length and am working on acquiring old doors upon which to paint! Aluminum,galavanized steel and silver leaf make my heart sing at this moment in my creative development:)This is an aside but I think power tools,sheets of metal and recycled wood make the best gifts:) Actually those that know me well, give me just that and it is all so greatly appreciated. The yards of Belgian linen from an encaustic painter friend of mine, was a pretty awesome donation as well!
Dream big!

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