Celebration of Creativity

This last Friday, I had the opening for my very first solo art show.  I called it a Celebration of Creativity.  I visited the show just after it was hung. Sitting with the art and a pot of tea, I realized why I felt called to name it that. I picked up a piece of paper and used what came forward as my artist’s statement.

Artist’s Statement

I came to know my own creativity through the hands of the women in my family: my mother, grandmothers, and aunts. They never called what they did art; they were crafting life. Cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening, decorating, and raising families, these were their works. I lost my mom about the same time I was learning to be a woman. These woman crafts became my connection to her. Over time they have also become a way of connecting with myself, allowing me to discover who I am at my core. Showing my art in the month of May, a month when we honor mothers and those who mother us, is a lovely way to celebrate what my art means to me. This show is for my women, for their hands and hearts. They were and still are my best teacher.

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About Rachél

Hi, I am Rachél.... the quirky, big-hearted soul behind Creativity Tribe, a sanctuary for your creative spirit. As a life coach and artist, I know the importance of community, celebration, and transformation. Creativity Tribe is abuzz with connections to other creative bloggers and offers tips and stories to inspire your creative lifestyle! http://www.creativitytribe.com/
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6 Responses to Celebration of Creativity

  1. pkasallis says:

    Beautiful tribute!! Beautiful words!

  2. Beautiful indeed! Very moving how you came to your artist statement Rachel!

  3. lori says:

    So beautiful, Rae!

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