What fun, when we opened the October issue of AARP Bulletin, to see the photo of Linda Rosso
using one of our boxes outdoors in her beautiful Marin County. It's an article about "encore careers," and it describes how Linda combines her artistic endeavors with marketing skills to help artists promote their work.
"I've always found inspiration in art, and our home is filled with paintings collected over years of birthdays and anniversaries. I wanted to learn how to make those marks and find those colors. One day, I bought oil paints, brushes, canvasses and a book. But I was so tightly wound by a need to do art 'right,' I was afraid to open a tube of paint! Hundreds of dollars of supplies sat unopened for a year. Fortunately, through a gallery visit, I was introduced to teachers who challenged my beliefs and taught me to understand the difference between what I know and what I see.
For the past six years, I have been looking through my eyelashes and out of the corners of my eyes. Some days, my hands don’t know where to begin. Other days, they hold a brush that seems to dance effortlessly across the canvas. Every day is a good day, because I am creating."
There's an interesting story in a recent blog entry
about her practice of giving away a painting on a regular basis.
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