Artistic Adventures With Meryl Ann Butler

Posted As Inspiration Strikes

Color & Beauty on the Solstice: Honoring the Ancestors

Color & Beauty on the Solstice: Honoring the Ancestors

It is the longest day and shortest night of the year, the Summer Solstice, a perfect day to honor the ancestors with a huge box of flowers for the graves! But when I got there, I realized I had forgotten to bring a hammer…something that is good to use with a chopstick...

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“Women in Motion Exhibit” at PAFA (Pt. 2 ) Red Rose Girls

“Women in Motion Exhibit” at PAFA (Pt. 2 ) Red Rose Girls

The Red Rose Girls were artists from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, active in the early 1900s: Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. They were given their nickname by their teacher, Howard Pyle, because they rented the Red Rose Inn together,...

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Spectacular “Women in Motion Exhibit” at PAFA (Pt. 1)

Spectacular “Women in Motion Exhibit” at PAFA (Pt. 1)

Went to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts today to see the “Women in Motion” exhibition (which closes June 24! Just barely made it!) PAFA was founded in 1805 and is the oldest art museum in the US. The exhibition was spectacular! A couple of my favorites are below...

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Maxxed Out on Love, Joy and Flowers!

Maxxed Out on Love, Joy and Flowers!

  “Maxxed Out on Love, Joy and Flowers: The Goddess is Afoot” was my entry into the annual "Fabulous Forgeries" exhibit at the Virginia Beach Art Center in January, 2022.  (For that exhibition, entries may be copies of well known artworks, or simply based on a...

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Ancestral Adventures in Synchronicity

Ancestral Adventures in Synchronicity

I posted recently about a painting I am working on of my grandmother Mohena Belle Roberts (born in 1894) and my grandfather, Franklin Harris (born in 1886), on the family property in 1916. I had the photo for many decades, planning to paint it some day...and I finally...

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Dance of Light — A Mystical Collage

Dance of Light — A Mystical Collage

I took a great online collage workshop at VAWAA (Vacation with An Artist) with Annette Luycx last week, I have taken her inspiring collage workshops several times-- always relaxing fun! We did some guided imagery and inner work to come up with a theme about our life's...

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