I apologize that I have been away from my site, because I have recently began exploring my interest in digital art and fine arts. Little known fact about me is that I'm a fairly skilled painter and have spent several years in professional arts college in my formative college days. I had studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Univeristy of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania. As far as formative experiences go, the education was truly a gift and I cannot be any more grateful to my parents for investing me to learn about art and art history during my college days there.
It's been a hard process putting the traditional visual arts away for so many years and focusing on writing and editing. Just in the recent political climate and social media scandals I have felt really uncertain where the line is between freedom of speech of citizens, safety of internet for children and parents, and artists. Certainly some communications recently especially on social media threads and scandals have been in that uncertain territory. I've needed to take a break from the 24-hour news coverage and find time for solitude, reflection, and meditation.
The USA Bill of Rights states that the government will not curtail citizen's freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and to petition the government to redress grievances. I've had to do some soul searching recently and will continue to do so. It was wonderful when I had that inner spark for writing, had a calling for it, and had a sense of purpose towards it. I deeply miss it. Likewise, in recent years with my personal relationship to music and art therapy in recent years, it has been a miracle to find inspiration again to work on visual artwork. TBD.
For further exploration: (Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 Min Video ) by the Honest Guys