For the third year in a row, we had a staff art exhibit at my library this summer. A friend/co-worker who was also one of the exhibit planners had seen one of my paintings on Instagram, and decided to name the exhibit after the painting - Nourish. How fun! Here is my little blurb from the article on the exhibit:
The exhibition’s title, Nourish, is taken from the canvas of the same name by the music library’s Julie-Ann Bryson. She chose “nourish” to use in Ali Edwards’ “One Little Word” project in which each participant picks a word for the year and completes monthly journaling and creative assignments using it. In choosing “nourish,” Julie-Ann explains “I felt I could relate it to all of the things I really wanted to work on this year – my health, my relationships, and my artwork. So far the word has been a great motivator for me, especially when I stop and make thoughtful decisions based on whether or not something is a nourishing choice. One of the prompts Ali sent us was to visualize our word, so I thought, what better way to visualize it than to create a canvas for my growing collection of one-word paintings.”
We had a reception a couple of weeks ago for all library staff - it was a perfect way to start off the summer after having just introduced my new website, and it motivated me to keep creating fun new word paintings, because you never know who might see them and be inspired!