There seems to be a lot of sadness and general angst in Blogland lately. I thought that I would maybe brighten things up a bit. Holidays are coming up and those prove stressful for most of us, even though they should be happy. So … I want you to look at some artwork that will make you feel good. Perhaps you'll even smile!
I was an art major in college and I consider myself “artistic”, not an expert, just inclined towards the creative. I’ve studied all types of “art”, looked at butt-loads of “art” (NYC = lots and lots and lots of museums, galleries, etc.) I also make my own “art” but rarely have I seen and now own, pieces of art that make me happy to look at. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know “happy” isn’t a familiar emotion for me. But c'mon, we all have to feel happiness a sometime to offset all the shitty emotions we feel, am I right?
Art should always evoke emotion. Whether you like modern, traditional, sculpture, painting, mixed-media, stitching or tattoos, art should bring forth feelings from the viewer as the creation of the work did for the artist. I think Abby's artwork brings only the best emotions to the forefront.
|This painting makes me HAPPY!|
I was introduced to Abby (and her mom, Bonnie) on Etsy. Abby is autistic. She creates her artwork as a way to alleviate the stress that builds up and as a beautiful (happy!) way to express herself. She sells her pieces on Etsy to have money to continue her therapy and education. You can read all about Abby HERE.
The way Abby uses paper, buttons, paint and whatever, is JOYFUL! Her artwork makes me happy. Go take a look over at AIDFORABBY, Abby's Etsy shop and make yourself smile!
And now for some more happy stuff! I purchased a piece of Abby's art for a giveaway for y'all. Abby, being the doll she is, sent me another piece to add to the prize and now two of my fabulous readers will be lucky enough to own an original Abby! You'll always have a little bit of HAPPY! Around. Just leave a comment and at one point, I'll use Random. Org to pick two winners.
|ABBY Giveaway 1|