Seawalls Artists – Art for the Shark

This is a followup to my last post, Art for the Shark.

What good timing. I just saw this video below that profiles the artists involved in the Seawalls – Murals for Oceans project.

I’m getting ready to go on a much-needed, sanity-break vacation next week, after my oldest son’s wedding this past Saturday, which was beautiful but I’m still processing.  I’m also trying to get all the back-log of work done before taking my youngest son back to college. Visiting with family, friends and meeting guests and new extended family over the last 5 day weekend was both fun and exhausting. There will be a later post regarding, when I can reflect.

Just viewing this video gives me a sense of calm in the chaos. Seeing how much fun they had reminds me of my upcoming vacation, where I will be doing much of the same — except maybe not swimming with sharks (I hope). I just wish I also had time to draw, paint and absorb myself fully with art in the process. I will have to bring some work with me but I will, as I always, be thinking about art and will try to meet a goal of doing a sketch a day.

PangeaSeed Presents – Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 from PangeaSeed on Vimeo.

Source: Huffington Post article.

Update on Loving Vincent

The Loving Vincent film project that I previously blogged about has now been successfully funded and the donors are receiving updates. I thought you might want to know about some of these and will periodically give updates on the progress for this animated film using reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting.

Prepairing for painters' training on Art Is Everywhere

The founder of the project, Hugh Welchman, has been keeping all the patrons posted through their Kickstarter campaign with videos. In this particular one, he informs us that March 17th is not only St. Patrick’s Day but is also a very important day in 1901 in which Vincent Van Gogh became the famous painter he is known as today.

It took 11 years, many years after he and his brother, Theo’s death. for an exhibition of Vincent’s paintings to be assembled in Paris. When it opened, Vincent became an overnight sensation.

Hugh also lets us know that the training for 30 – 50 painters for this project is now underway.

Hugh Welchman_Loving Vincent project 2 on Art Is Everywhere