Marney Schorr
Teaching Artist & Art Therapist

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Independence Day for Artists!

Posted by Marney Schorr on July 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This weekend began with an exhausting fog, roaring thunder, snippets of wicked lightning piercing the sky and unfettered rain, rain, rain...

But by Saturday morning, we awoke refreshed. Did you feel the cool winds of a passing Hurricane Arthur? Independence Day weekend now offered a perfectly tranquil sunshine. A day to garden, barbeque, celebrate.

Out of those storms, I went to my new studio and threw paint on cardboard. I dipped my fingers in and went for the release that I only feel when I 'take it the art'...angst, nerves, joy, all of it.

Rushing into new  colors on canvas - thalo green, titanium white, cadmium reds and yellow light. Dipping, dripping, pouring, scraping, pulling...acrylic, mod podge and paper. So many ways to paint...did I even need my brushes? Just after I found this link - 35 crazy fun ways to paint without a brush. Check it out!


Lots of times artists feel a down after a show. SO much excitement and pressure to shmooze followed by an eerie quiet. And maybe the question, what now?

Instead, gratitude surrounds me for my studio opening and the great new people I am getting to know at NU Arts Gallery & Studios...a delight of earthy people with open arms, managing the humidity and showing up.

I am a part of a real artist community. We are up on the second floor overlooking the street traffic and happenings of Pittsfield. And for me, it's Better Than Brooklyn. I am independent and interdependent.

Here we are:

And welcome next store to us...the new Pop-Up Art Gallery...

Check it all out on facebook!