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Inspiration is a Reach Away

…The Countdown to Completion!
Every painting comes with care from this artist here
I think about what it is I want to paint
I often research my subject and study it sometimes years before I begin
The ‘Art Walk’ is a trip that takes me from the initial preparations to the
Final brush stroke on the painting
My art tells me about where I have been and where I am going and
Seeing the ‘Art Walk’ of my life is quite a fascinating thing for me to see
I put my all into every piece of art I do including culinary art!
I have journeyed the globe in my research while never leaving the USA
In my ‘Art walk’ I have found that our Earth needs a lot of love and
Appreciation for Earth can never be ‘too much’ as our planet
Is a most special and unique place where people live with one another,
All the animals and plants and nature
Every little thing a person does will have an impact on Earth
Via cause and effect
So let’s take pride of the planet, take care of it the best we can,
Then let us thrive with good people relations, good management of
Food and water to make it as nutritious and pure as possible
Then, our planet, our great jewel in space, will last and endure for all time!
…Perhaps it most interesting to know that each and every one of us has a gift of our own be it big or small, to dream and try is most important of all!

Author Laurel Sobol


Merry Christmas Expressions


Seasonal Watercolor by Laurel Sobel

As a multicultural artist, this picture denotes some of my happiness during the holidays.

I had the wonderful opportunity to touch the lives of well over a hundred individuals through an art lesson revolving around this beautiful tree yesterday. My instruction touched base on the beauty of trees and how they are vital to our Earth. All students were encouraged to tap into their imaginations to create a tree of their own…the collection of their art was limited only by their imaginations thereby the art collectively was masterfully done. A beautiful and enchanting experience it is to share my love of art.

Spring '08 Field Trip Possibilities

The Field Trip focus group offered some suggestions for a field trip in the spring. Add any other ideas to this list.

Portland Art Museum for a special show (Degas in the spring?)
New Museum of Contemporary Crafts plus galleries in the Pearl District in Portland
Portland Chinese Garden
Washington Park Japanese Garden
Art supply shopping trip to Salem and Portland
Newport to Lincoln gallery tour
Bend/Sisters galleries
Salem/Bush House

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