Pablo Picasso speaks

“Every child is an artist. The trick is how to remain an artist when he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso

I used to draw with my brothers for hours on Saturday mornings watching Looney Tune cartoons. I still have some of my pencil drawings. It was one of my favorite things to do. You might ask what happened?

 

What happened to the Artist

being a girl in a house full of men

growing up in a family where women were only thought of as servants, not friends

so, this young girl left home at an early age and began her own family

never completely abandoning the Artist/Writer within

the writer still writes and the artist still creates

© Anita Adams

 

As Pablo Picasso says-  The trick is to remain an artist when he (she) grows up.

This is one of my favorite pieces of Art by Picasso ‘Nude’

 

Pablo Picasso nude

 

July 4th

Signed - What It's All AboutTradition

Holiday

Family Reunions

Fireworks

Sparklers

Games and Barbecues

Hot, steamy, humid afternoons

Time for a swim in a creek, river or backyard bin

When Americans immigrated from all  corners of the world collide and celebrate the freedoms we have with one big grin.

Today we don’t celebrate quite the same, the America I know is divided, Republican and Democrat, Liberal and Unaffiliated, White or Black, Woman or Man, Child or Adult and so many other prejudices I care not to name their parts.

What holds me in Gratitude, is Faith. A Faith that God exists and will prevail over the injustices of this country and world. Peace will once again settle in all of our bones and hearts.  Until then, I will continue to share the peace and love planted in my heart so long ago with all of those I meet through writing and art.

Peace. Shalom. Heiwa, Pace, Paix, Sholem, Beke, Pax, Paz, Frieden

 

Flaming June

FLAMING JUNE by Frederic Leighton 1895

 

I love this image by Frederic Leighton entitled “Flaming June”.

The painting evokes:

  • summer
  • beauty
  • afternoon naps
  • flowing dresses
  • and bare feet.

The only thing missing for me is the smell of honeysuckle which is so rich in the month of June.

Sweetness abounds! All one has to do is open your eyes and look around.

Happy June!

~ Anita Adams