“𝖨 𝖳𝖧𝖨𝖭𝖪 𝖳𝖧𝖠𝖳’𝖲 𝖮𝖭𝖤 𝖮𝖥 𝖳𝖧𝖤 𝖳𝖧𝖨𝖭𝖦𝖲 𝖳𝖧𝖠𝖳 𝖠𝖳𝖳𝖱𝖠𝖢𝖳𝖲 𝖬𝖤 to outsider art: you feel like you’re seeing art in a purer, more primal form. An environment takes it to a different level. There’s a complete, one hundred percent commitment to whatever vision they’ve got because they’re sleeping it. They’re eating in it. And that’s quite a thing to behold. With environments like these, you get a complete work of art that somebody is living in and that they’ve established the rules. It’s like a personal universe.”
Hello, folks! Long time, no post. I hope everyone has been having a nice summer. I’ve been quite busy myself, hence my silence for the past couple of months. It’s hard to imagine that summer will soon be over. With that being said, fall will soon be here. What do you associate with this season? I imagine that these days, people would mention how there is pumpkin spice-flavored everything during autumn months. Though, there is another key trait that reminds people of fall: falling leaves!
We here who are managing the blog, Ambassadors, and other Path with Art players have decided to have a go at offering regular (perhaps seasonal?) themes to help inspire all of you fine folks and help generate some content for this blog. So, what does the former paragraph have anything to do with this? Well, the theme, courtesy of Bean Fairbanks, for this period is Falling Leaves.
In regards to this theme (and any future themes), you can submit any creative work to this blog relating to it, as long as the content adheres to the blog’s guidelines. For instance:
If you are a plein air painter or illustrator, you might want to share with us a painting or drawing that you did of the trees changing colors and dropping your leaves.
Or perhaps you like to collect dead leaves so that you can make collages, wreaths, or other crafts with them.
Maybe seeing the leaves in the breeze has inspired you to write a poem, some prose, or a short story about them.
Perhaps you want to make a simple mini-documentary of the changing foliage.
Or maybe you have been working on a podcast, and the topic of discussion pertains as to why deciduous trees drop their leaves.
The possibilities are endless (especially considering that you can be literal or unliteral as you want to be)! If you have any ideas, please send them our way. If you are uncertain as to go about this, refer to the submissions tab at the top of this page or e-mail us editors at email@example.com, and if need be, we can aid you in this process.
Also, keep in mind that you are not limited or obligated to follow any themes that we present to you. You can submit material that is unrelated to the current theme at any time. We are happy to receive contributions of all types, as we want Path with Art participants of all types to be contributors to this blog.
So, to reiterate, the theme for fall 2022 for content to submit to the blog is falling leaves.
(By the way, if you have any ideas for future themes, feel free to share those with the editors, too!)
I invite you to take a look at some of the artwork created by the talented staff of one of our amazing Social Service Partners, Harborview Medical Center. Click here for more inspiration for our upcoming Spring quarter photography and portraiture classes, as well as wood, fiber, jewelry, and much more!
“Structured in Seattle”
I took up film photography last year – it’s been a great way to explore both the city and my creativity.
Rebekah Zaharia, Academic HR Manager, General Internal Medicine
“Portrait of Sheryl Feldman”
Andrea Gahl, RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Department of Surgery
This is a portrait of my friend Sheryl Feldman. She is a writer, filmmaker, climate change activist, and co-founder of Hedgebrook, a women’s writers retreat on Whidbey Island. 32×32, oil on canvas.
“Diamonds are MMs BFF”
Jamie Leeds, Program Operations Specialist Supply Chain Management
“Gladys A. Bentley”
Nikki Harris – Dones, Medical Assistant Sleep Clinic
Gladys A. Bentley (Aug. 12, 1907 – Jan 18, 1960) “was a Gender-bending American Blues Singer, Pianist, and Entertainer during the Harlem Renaissance. She was a pioneer in pushing the envelope of gender, sexuality, class and race. ” She played a major roll early on the Black Queer community. This piece is mixed media of painting with pens, marker and paper.