Callie Odom Gentry served as a stenographer for the infamous Tuskegee Airmen, who were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 for their invaluable service during World War II.
It seems for most people “being Inspired” is criteria for being able to make art. Without it, nothing can happen. Don’t let your lack of inspiration stop you from working. Learn how to just do it.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, less is more. It is good advice to consider whether decorating a room, adorning oneself with jewelry or adding that last blob of paint, line or collage piece to an artwork you’re completing. But sometimes, more is more.
Searching for a medium that is a good fit is like looking at a buffet table. Do you go for the favorites or try something new? Deciding is easier if you really think about the things that interest and stimulate you, as well as what is involved in using a particular medium. This is what led me to oil and cold wax medium for most of my projects.
Do you have something you’re drawn to time after time? Early in 2016, Lynn Foskett Pierson began exploring the chair as an ongoing theme in her work. A signature, if you will. Her insight on the subject is intriguing.