Artsy Adventures with Meryl Ann 

Posted As Inspiration Strikes

Transcendental Rhythms: the Platypus Paradox

Transcendental Rhythms: the Platypus Paradox

  I just entered my gouache painting, "Transcendental Rhythms: the Platypus Paradox" in the Virginia Beach Art Center's "Endangered!" exhibition. One of Australia’s most beloved species, the mystical duckbilled platypus is a nocturnal, semiaquatic, egg-laying...

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Monet and Two Theodores – An Impressionist Trio

Monet and Two Theodores – An Impressionist Trio

American Impressionist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) divided his time between New York and France, where he lived next door to his friend Claude Monet; they often advised each other.  Robinson introduced his friend, artist Theodore Earl Butler (my 6th cousin four...

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Amazing Seminole Patchwork Skirt at RISD

Amazing Seminole Patchwork Skirt at RISD

This gorgeous Stomp Dance Skirt for Green Corn Ceremony was made in the 1960s by Peggy Jim Osceola (1932- ) an Independent Seminole who lives in Florida. This skirt is in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art collection. Stomp dances are the introductory...

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Impressionist Berthe Morisot at RISD Museum of Art

Impressionist Berthe Morisot at RISD Museum of Art

Berthe Morisot was one of the organizers of the Impressionist painters first exhibition in 1874, and was the only woman in the show. She exhibited in 7 of the 8 Impressionist exhibitions, only missing the one when her daughter was born. During her lifetime she was...

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Painting by Moonlight: “May Night” by Willard Metcalf

Painting by Moonlight: “May Night” by Willard Metcalf

In the early 1900's Florence Griswold ran a summer boarding house for artists, mostly ones who came up from NYC to her home in Connecticut. It became the nucleus of the Old Lyme Art Colony and is now in the National Historic Register as the Florence Griswold Museum....

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Manet, Mr. Pope and the Hill-Stead Museum

Manet, Mr. Pope and the Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum is a Colonial Revival house and art museum set on a large estate in Farmington, Connecticut designed by Theodate Pope, who was the first woman to become a licensed architect in NY (and the 6th in CT) and also designed the nearby Avon Old Farms...

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Cassatt & More at VMFA Richmond thru July 31

Cassatt & More at VMFA Richmond thru July 31

In times like these, beautiful art is a welcome feast for the eyes and the soul. The exhibition, Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France features more than 100 inspiring works by the first wave of expatriate artists to cross the Atlantic. This tour de force...

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Ms. Liberty

Ms. Liberty

  The 4th of July celebrates freedom and liberty, and the Statue of Liberty is one of my favorite goddess archetypes. Here is one of my pieces of fiber art, from the back of a vest:

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Fabulous Needle Felted Fiber Art & a Creative Gallery

Fabulous Needle Felted Fiber Art & a Creative Gallery

I visited Mark and Angie Setevdemio's lovely gift shop and gallery in Ashburnham, MA, Creative Connections. The current art show features amazing needle felting by Lyn Slade. Needle felting is labor intensive, but also meditative and relaxing.  The special needles...

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