Quote for Today: Alice Walker

You think you can avoid [pain,] but you actually can't. If you do, you just get sicker, or you feel more pain. But if you can speak it, if you can write it, if you can paint it, it is very healing. --Alice Walker Image: Sorrowing Old Man, Vincent van Gogh, 1890

Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton

I've recently returned to painting and, searching for inspiration, ran across Agnes Pelton's extraordinary transcendental paintings, images full of energy balanced with a cool serenity.  She has quickly become one of my favorite painters. Agnes Lawrence Pelton was born in 1881 to American parents, William and Florence Pelton, in Stuttgart, Germany. She spent her early … Continue reading Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton

A Quiet Revolution: Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience

We classify ourselves into groups which give meaning and order to our experiences. What happens when those groups inhibit growth? Ronit is the daughter of an orthodox Jewish rabbi, living a secular life as a successful photographer. Disowned by her family and cut off from her roots because of a teenage romance with a young … Continue reading A Quiet Revolution: Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience