A New Leaf: Week 15

A New Leaf: Week 15

I think this week was nearly close to headache-free. It was as full as can be, in a good way, with old and new friends and art visits and a graduation, a memorial service and a ladies brunch. I say nearly headache-free, because I noticed that after the brunch, my head was brain foggy. Not too lengthy or heavy, just a slight fuzziness in the front brain. I think this was from the brioche-style giant bun which accompanied the hamburger I ordered at brunch. Delicious, but I think a side affect of either the slight bit of sugar or the gluten. I rarely consume most breads anymore as most generic breads contain sugar, so I steer clear.

I so enjoyed seeing the new artworks at the MFA Thesis Exhibition at The New York Academy of Art for my friend’s Commencement Ceremony and reinvigorating my own art process (though it feels on hold as the days have been and will continue to be too full). Ooohh, note to self, I can bring my small watercolor palette and notebook to continue to paint while I travel for work next week! I took away a few kernels of learned wisdom from a lecture by American realist painter Bo Bartlett ( who shared a friendship with Andrew Wyeth!!) at the Commencement Ceremony, “What does the world need? What does the world need to see?” And “Believe in yourself!” Amen! (I included an artist documentary about Bo Bartlett called Ineffible at the end of the post. It’s worth the fifteen minutes!)Cheyenne Earp (MFA 2023), All the Moments I Need Are Pre-spent, 2023, acrylic and oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Jane Philips (MFA 2023), Untitled, 2023, oil and pastel on canvas, 58 x 96 inches

Barbara Sharp (MFA 2023), A Teacher and a Surgeon, 2023, oil, paper, and hand stamped Kitenge on canvas, 30 x 22 inches
Chinedu Victor (MFA 2023), Home Is Where the Heart Is, 2023, oil on canvas, 86 x 96 inches
Ava Bramlett (MFA 2023), The Ritual, 2023, shellac, acrylic, Flashe, and oil on paper, 62 x 25 inches
Jiwoo Choi (MFA 2023), The Impressions of the Day, 2023, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches
Kirubel Mandefro (MFA 2023)

iPhone snaps Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.


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