|Quiescent, Patricia J. Moss|
I've invited local Black Diamond artist, educator, and high school counselor Patricia J. Moss to be my next guest blogger. She has agreed to answer a set of interview questions taken from the Artwork Archive site's article, 50 Terrific Topics to Write About for Your Art Blog. These are her words...
1. How do you find inspiration?
|Replenish, Patricia J. Moss|
I find inspiration in every tree, rock, flower, and branch. I find inspiration in the movement of water and the reflection of light showing us the details of God's creations. I find inspiration in the smile of a child and the eyes of a loved one. Every day provides something to inspire us all. We just have to open our hearts and minds to see the splendor surrounding us.
"Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions.
Hang on tight to what you love, breathe and
look for adjustments and replenishment."
Patricia J. Moss
Moving to the foreground, I again glaze larger shapes and shadows with a larger brush using bolder colors and adding layers to refine details. As I re-evaluate each step, I often begin working on the entire piece.
|Reach for the Light, Patricia J. Moss|
|Water-Lilies (1907), Claude Monet|
I am still in the process of building my art career. For years I put down my brush to raise kids and complete my education. I can’t say that I would do anything differently because both have made me who I am today. I can say that daily practice and continued learning are imperative. Most importantly, as artists, we need to be self-aware and know our message. It is your message the drives your passion for art and guides your marketing.