Artistically Alive

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Today I had a chance to visit with my grandma. It is always fun to spend time with people who love art as much as I. I grew up making art with her. She is a Virgo like me and the characteristics of those under this sign are evident with her attention to detail in each piece.

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We exchanged views of our newest works of art. She showed me many new acrylic, colored pencil, and multimedia pieces she lovingly signed~~ Emily Lujan. She has been experimenting with a high gloss, pour-on epoxy finish and she was excited to show me that. Of course I have to buy some now! The epoxy looks like glass once it dries. It is supposed to equal 60 coats of varnish in one pour!

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I must say that she still does a fantastic job despite the fact that she has macular degeneration. It is sad to see a degenerative disease afflicting a woman who uses her eyes to create as if they were themselves part of the masterpiece. She was so proud of a machine my dad bought her to help her eyes see and the fact that she is teaching a weekly art class at her local senior center.

I left with one of her comments on my mind. She said “if I couldn’t make art, what good would my life be?” I feel the same. Creativity pumps through my heart with the labor of love. I find it interesting how sometimes it is indeed the arts which keep us alive.

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5 Comments on “Artistically Alive”

  1. Sahm King Says:

    I feel the exact same way. Without art… Well… I could think of no truer hell.

  2. Sahm King Says:

    Well, there is one. There is one I can think of, but art is still pretty important.

  3. purpose213 Says:

    Your Grandma sounds like a gifted and smart lady. I wonder where you get all your artistic ideas from!!
    Beautiful post Felish. 🙂

  4. Meghan Says:

    What a nice post!
    I think without creativity life would so mundane and boring. Looking forward to making art with you!


  5. Fabulous art. Art enhances life for us all.


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