Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Found Treasure



In response to Seth's call for 'Buried Treasure" I have some "found treasure." I went to my oldest post to see where all this blogging business had begun for me and I found this post not to far from the start... ART is NOT for Respectable Woman... this was posted 2 years ago, back when I was just stepping out into the world of blogs and very new to my art journey. It was before I discovered NESTS and even before collage! Alas, it was only 2007 and even I am surprised at how much I have learnt and grown. This search for BURIED TREASURE really has been like looking through an old photo album. I chose this post to re post because I think it is important to go to a place of thankfulness now and then. Women these days are allowed to do and be pretty much whatever we want to do and be but it hasn't always been this way. This post (ok, the original post) was my response to a documentary I saw about a lady who became a nurse because being an ARTIST was not encouraged or a socially acceptable when she was a young lass... I for one am glad to be able to explore my artist self. I am glad that I don't have to express my creative self in practical ways (quilting, embroidery...) just for it to be acceptable. I am glad that I can see the world through the eyes of an artist and that my voice is allowed to express that...I can't even imagine the person I would be if I wasn't able to find my grounding in nature and in art...while on the topic of thankfulness and gladness I will take a moment to express my thanks to all of you who have visited and commented over the nearly 2 years I've been blogging- you guys are the gas in my tank! Thank you:)

17 comments:

Debrina said...

Great post Lisa! I'm doing the Hidden Treasures post too - so do call on by and take a peek! I love the way your post of 2 years ago still has so much relevance to you and your readers today.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your art is amazing, Lisa. I so love your lino cut, too! I'm grateful to Seth for this collaboration so I could find your blog. I'll definitely be back, because I love your artistic style.

Mick said...

Looking back is something I do a few times every year. Somehow, it's been 6 months since the last time and I'm thankful to Seth for this nudge with his Buried Treasure project.

John said...

But, I have a boo boo... j.ohn

I realy like this Lisa. Great convicition and energy.

Stephanie said...

This has been a rewarding exploration for many! I enjoyed reading of your journey...

Julie Prichard said...

I can't imagine the person I would be without art either..well written.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hello there Lisa in NZ - greeting from North Yorkshire in UK and thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I love your re-post - it reminds me of the days (long ago!) when I was in school myself and (it was an all girls' school) we were pointed towards certain "suitable" careers - air hostess (glorified waitress), radiographer(let the men be the doctors), secretary (let the boss earn the "real" money) etc. Certainly "art" would have been a big NO,NO - luckily times have changed. Look forward to reading you in the future. Call again.

diane said...

Lisa~wonderful buried treasure! I loved reading the story about your art journey. I know what you mean about growing...I have also since the beginning of my artistic journey and blogging has been a major reason why! I did post my buried treasure later...come back and visit when you can =)
diane

Evangeline said...

Great post and original post. We are indeed so lucky as women today!
And thank you for your kind comment on my blog yesterday. :)

notmassproduced said...

what a cincidence - I've just been chatting to my friend who wants to give up work one day a week to weave and is scared to do it because of her family's reaction! love ur art and blog - I'll be back for more!

Kim said...

Great post Lisa! I have visions of years gone by where it was perfectly respecable to indulge oneself in a little painting as a hobbie, but to be an ARTIST! Oh, for shame, the implied loose morals that accompany's such a hideous career for women!!! Thank goodness times have a changed and we can thumb our nose at those times and march to our own drum! I cannot imagine life any other way!

ArtPropelled said...

Great post Lisa. I would be the most unhappy, unpleasant person if I didn't do my art everyday.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Many of us felt we should not waste time on our art. I am so glad that time is over. We all have so much to contribute.

Kelly said...

Thank you for reposting this and I'm glad I found you through Seth. I tried another career once-as a office clerk-and hated it. One year of that convinced me to try to make my way with my art.
Today, I do have an non-art job, but I'm glad I made that choice long ago to study art.

Seth said...

Great choice for a repost Lisa. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts here and like how you tackled a serious subject with humor in this artwork. Glad you decided to play along!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I am about parallel with you on blogging and growing! This is very apropo!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I found the original post fascinating ... and love that you re-posted it in thankfulness. :)