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Happy Birthday Cezanne

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Often, I choose to talk about inspiration. I may be redundant, but if you look at art history throughout the ages, you can see and feel this in each and every master artist whom ever lived. For Georgia O’Keefe, one of my favorite artists, it was the desert and often skulls and flower studies, so nature was her muse, similar to how I feel.

Most of the most famous artists throughout history have been inspired by the same topics over and over. Non artists may not see the uniqueness of each, but if you truly study each artist style, you can be transported into the mind or at least the heart of the artist.

Thanks to Google I was made aware of another of my favorite artists having a birthday today. This article is in celebration of the skills, Cezanne one of the most spectacular and inspirational artists in history. 172 years ago, Cezanne was born and a chapter in art history began, quite literally.

In college, I spent many years studying the greatest art styles, artists and their mediums in an effort to understand more about art in general. If you have ever been an art student before you may understand how you begin to develop your favorites and begin picking and choosing which chapters you are going to truly read and which simply require a skim to pass the test.

For me, Cezanne was one of the artists that drew my eye and made me daydream while I flipped the pages of my art history book. In honor of all those days of daydreaming and inspiration, this is my ode to Cezanne, one of the most inspirational artists in history.

For more information on Paul Cezanne, check out this website

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Finding Your Inspiration

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hartwick-pinesWell, it has been a long time since I have written, and I will explain why. I am an artist and as such, everything in my life MUST BE INSPIRED!! I know, I have already written about inspiration, but what would life be without inspiration really? I firmly believe that life is nothing if it is not inspired. We can spend our whole life going through the motions of life, “living” life without truly living it and believing that it is enough. Then one day, inspiration hits and we realize that life has been nothing! Inspiration in life is life. Not just in art, but in our music, in our work, in our daily tasks, in our writing, in everything we do.

Until recently, I have had moments of inspiration, fleeting glances at what life could truly be if only I was really completely inspired in all aspects of my life not just some. Events have transpired that have opened my eyes to the true beauty of life as a whole. Not just parts of life, but all life. Everything becomes bigger, brighter and more beautiful. Art, not just creation, but truly inspired art is now my yearning. I find myself writing down ideas because I don’t want to forget them as they come pouring out of my head, free flowing, stunning, awe inspiring, amazing art.

This post represents my birth….no longer afraid to write again for fear of it paling in comparison to my last post, which was my last glimmer if true inspiration in my writing. I am truly inspired in my life. It shows in my ability to comprehend, my ability to learn, my ability to grow in all aspects of my life and my ability to accept the changes that have occurred in my life.

I have been told that I am cheesy and cliche, and yes, I am! That is who I am, I love life, I love love, I love art, music, writing, inspiration, creation, birth, the stars, the sun, the sky, growing and changing, I love it all. I feel blessed to be in this place in my life. I thank everyone who has been and is NOW with me as I continue my journey to true inspiration in my life.

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