Thursday, June 30, 2016

Midnight Souls

Midnight Souls, acrylic, Jean Hart 

Midnight Souls,
close your eyes, and turn off the lights, look out and see the twinkling stars. Your journey to the deep inside all awaits for you. Where do your Muses lives? Are they floating around you while you sleep? Talk to them, call them out, they wait to hear from you. Let them hold your hand and guide you. Follow their inspiration. Trust your wandering mind, watch how the sky is so active with hope, wishes, and dreams.
Be Inspired,
Jean Hart

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My next mail art project

Jean Hart Artwork* 

This is my next mail art that I will be working on. 
Be inspired,

“FREEDOM” Mail Art Call!
“…To live like a tree alone and free,
and like a forest in brotherhood… Nazım Hikmet Ran”
“Artists Without Borders” invites all artists to participate at AWB’s 3rd International Mail Art project and exhibition.
Theme: “FREEDOM”
Size: Free
Technique: Free (but no audio, video or perishable material)
Deadline: 12 September 2016
Exhibition: 23-29 September 2016
Exhibition Place: Riverside Studios
*Online Documentation!
-No Jury; No Fees; No Return.
-All artwork must be sent by snail mail only. No artworks sent by email will be accepted.
-Please, remember to add the title, your name, address and email, etc., in each artwork.
Send your artworks to:
AWB C/O Riverside Studios
234 Market St,
Ste Genevieve MO 63670 USA
For more information and your questions:
Please, remember to visit our Facebook Page!
Here are the links for the photos of our former mail art projects, themed "Green" and “Water”; May 2013 & 2014; KargArt, Istanbul.……
*Sponsored by Riverside Studios*
Special thanks to:
Ayse Turemis
Gallery Saint Louis
Jen Cunningham
“ÖZGÜRLÜK” Posta Sanatı Projesi
“…Yaşamak bir ağaç gibi tek ve hür
ve bir orman gibi kardeşçesine… Nazım Hikmet Ran”
Tüm sanatçı ve sanatsever dostlarımızı “Artists Without Borders”ın 3.Uluslararası Posta Sanatı Projesi ve Sergisi'ne katılmaya davet ediyoruz.
Ebat: Serbest
Teknik: Serbest (ses ve görüntü kayıtlarıyla bozulup, çürüyebilecek materyaller hariç)
Son Teslim tarihi: 12 Eylül 2016
Sergi: 23-29 Eylül 2016
Sergi Mekanı: Riverside Studios
*Online Dokümantasyon!
-Jüri Yok, Kayıt Ücreti Yok, Eser İadesi Yok.
-Çalışmaların posta yoluyla gönderilmesi gerekmektedir. Elektronik posta yoluyla gönderilen çalışmalar kabul edilmeyecektir.
-Lütfen gönderdiğiniz işin adını, tekniğini, ebadını, adınızı, adresinizi, mail adresinizi, vb. yazmayı unutmayınız.
İşlerin gönderileceği posta adresimiz:
AWB C/O Riverside Studios
234 Market St,
Ste Genevieve MO 63670 USA
Sorularınız için:
Facebook sayfamızı ziyaret etmeyi lütfen unutmayınız!
Aşağıdaki linklerde, 2013 Ve 2014 yıllarında KargART/İstanbul’da düzenlemiş olduğumuz "Yeşil" ve “Su” Temalı Posta Sanatı Projemizle ilgili fotoğrafları görebilirsiniz.
*Sponsor: Riverside Studios*
Ayşe Türemiş
Gallery Saint Louis
Jen Cunningham
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Be kind, Be caring, Be compassionate to yourself

Be kind, Be caring, Be compassionate to yourself 

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.." 
Maya Angelou

If you find yourself just a little stuck, and need a little help. 
ASK for help.
There is no harm in asking for help.
If they so no it's not the end of your idea.
It's the beginning of being true to yourself. 
Don't rely to heavily on others.
You are an able person. 
Be Inspired,

Monday, June 27, 2016

By the beautiful sea

Summer, Jean Hart 

The ocean in Summer, the ocean in Spring, the ocean in Winter or maybe even in Fall.
It doesn't matter when you go to the ocean.  Just being near the water is good for your health.
Here's a little article that explains why you should go to the ocean. 
Be Inspired,
to see more of my artwork click the link below.* 

5 reasons to stay near the ocean for your health 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Tomato Bowl

Jean Hart Artwork 

Drawing What You See
Drawing is an interesting practice.
We all see things differently.
If I were to put a bowl of tomatoes on a table and ask ten people to drawing what they saw.
The bowl, the tomatoes, the table would all be different. 
WHY is that. 
It's because we all have a stylized ideas of what every object we see looks like. 
We are drawing from our minds and not from our eyes. 
I think that's FANTASTIC!!
That's would make your work original.
Artist Tip! 
"Throughout the drawing and painting process, hold up your work in front of a mirror. This can help you see and correct inaccuracies in the proportion. "The Daily Book of ART 
Just get started. 
Be Inspired,

Small things, big difference

Emerge II
Jean Hart 

I often wonder how I can make a differnece in the world. 
It seems like such a big question.
I found a wonderful blog about just that.
"Being the change I want to see"...
It's not about taking on the world but making little choices each day in your own life.
All the small choices you make each day will then add up to the big, 
 Here is the blog that will give you some ideas of where to start.
Even if all you can do is one thing on this list, 
 Be Inspired,*

As parents, I believe we have the responsibility to teach our kids to care for our world. And it is easier than most people think. Here are some tips to make a difference.
  1. Take your family to the park and talk to them about the joy of being in green, clean, preserved places.
  2. When you are outside, pick up your rubbish and teach your kids that, just as they do not litter at home, they should act the same in our “global home”.
  3. Have a garden and teach your kids to care for the garden. If you live in an apartment building, have pot plants and take care of them.
  4. Every year, plant new things in your garden.
  5. When you go camping, put out your fire properly. Be careful with cigarettes and fire in the bush.
  6. Have a compost bin and put your organic waste in it.
  7. When you fish, make sure you follow the rules of fishing. The rules are there to protect the fish, but in the long term, they protect the people.
  8. Turn off the lights when they are not needed.
  9. Globe in the grassAvoid long showers.
  10. Use water-saving appliances. Consider the water rating before you buy.
  11. Walk instead of driving.
  12. Ride a bike instead of driving.
  13. Walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator (it will make you healthy too).
  14. Car pool if you can.
  15. Install a “half flush” in your toilet,
  16. Use public transport if you can.
  17. Open your car windows from time to time.
  18. Hang your clothes outside to dry instead of using a dryer.
  19. Use your washing machine only when you have a full load.
  20. Use your dishwasher only when you have a full load.
  21. Use solar power.
  22. Recycle your clothes. Donate them or use their fabric to make something else. The more you use, the less everyone needs to produce.
  23. Separate your garbage and recycle.
  24. Buy products with less wrapping and packaging.
  25. Use reusable bags and boxes instead of plastic bags.
  26. Do not print things you do not have to. Learn to adjust your computer applications to make text easy to read.
  27. Use recycled paper.
  28. Print on both sides of the page if possible.
  29. Use emails as much as you can to save printing.
  30. Pay your bills online (and choose to receive email statements) to save tons of paper waste.
  31. Be careful what you wash down the sink (avoid disposing of oil, paint or hazardous chemicals).
  32. Earth between two handsUse a strainer in your sink.
  33. Plan your shopping. If you buy more than you need and have to throw it away, everybody loses.
  34. Use leftover food and make new dishes with it.
  35. Turn off taps and make sure they do not leak.
  36. Find ways to save water in your shower, toilet, garden and sink.
  37. Wash your car on the grass.
  38. Use energy-efficient light bulbs.
  39. Reuse your containers (just be careful when using them in a microwave oven).
  40. Buy in bulk to save on packaging.
  41. When you use your oven, avoid opening the door.
  42. When you heat water, heat only as much as you need.
  43. When you bake, try to do all your baking on one day, so you only have to preheat the oven once.
  44. Clean all your filters.
  45. Use timers for electric appliances.
  46. When you mow your lawn, use the cuttings for compost.
  47. Borrow equipment from people to avoid buying something you rarely use.
  48. Lend other people your equipment, for the same reason.
  49. Find out natural alternatives for chemical cleaners.
  50. Reuse envelopes.
  51. Use old magazines and phone books for arts and craft.
  52. Avoid using disposable plates, cups and cutlery.
  53. If you can work from home, do it.
  54. Buy used furniture.
  55. Many hands carrying the Earth
    Try to fix things before buying new ones.
Be the change you want to see in the world
– Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Autumn will come

Working in the Studio
Painting blocks for Art O Mat
When I paint for exhibits and shows and now merchandise I find that to be on top of the seasons I have to paint almost six months in advance.
So, its a beautiful summer day and I'm painting Fall paintings.
The harvest months will soon be here, Summer days will be shortened to soft breezes and the harvest will come in. 
Autumn comes with warm colors of red, yellow, and orange.
Be Inspired,

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Your, New YorK

New York
It's on my travel bucket list.
So let's play the nyc smarts game and take a trip to New York.
The longest running musical in the history of Broadway is:
A. Cats
B. The Fantastiks
C. The Phantom of the Opera
D. Les Miserables

Answer: C.. The Phantom of the Opera
This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened on January 26, 1988 and became Broadway's longest running show in 2006. As of 2008, Phantom is still playing on Broadway, with 8300 performances and counting. 

Have you seen a Broadway show? 
Be inspired,

Beach days are here

Spring Creek Marine, Jean Hart 

Summer is here!!
Just last week it was raining and cold, but now we are in the 90's.
This summer I have put on my calendar a few days at the beach.
I am so fortunate to live by a marina with a beach.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jean Hart Artwork : Summertime art

Jean Hart Artwork : Summertime art: Jean Hart Artwork  Art O Mat Block Welcome Summer. I just love summer. It's a time to sit outside and soak up the sun. Now th...

Jean Hart Artwork : Be Kind, Be caring, Be compassionate to yourself

Jean Hart Artwork : Be Kind, Be caring, Be compassionate to yourself: Fire, Jean Hart Artwork Be kind, be caring, be compassionate  Therapy, Sometimes you just have to feel the pain. Feel the angry and f...

Be Kind, Be caring, Be compassionate to yourself

Fire, Jean Hart Artwork
Be kind, be caring, be compassionate  Therapy,
Sometimes you just have to feel the pain. Feel the angry and feel the hurt.
Once you have decide how you want to handle it. 
Some feelings you may want to take actions on, others you may only want to accept them for what they are. 
Whatever way is best for you,
express it, feel it, grow with it. 
Be Inspired,

Summertime art

Jean Hart Artwork 
Art O Mat Block
Welcome Summer.
I just love summer. It's a time to sit outside and soak up the sun.
Now that I have my studio redone, it's been a pleasure to get in there and paint.
Here are the latest blocks going out to
Art O Mat 
Be Inspired,

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What painting has become the most famous portrait in the world?

What painting has become the most famous "portrait" in the world?
........Whistler's Mother.....
Even though Whistler's intentions for this painting was not to draw a portrait of his mother, the general public ignored his intentions and have instead gone beyond his study of grey and black, to claim that it was a tribute to mothers.
The original title was  simply,
"Grey and Black No. 1"
He was studying composition and color with no real regard for a portrait.
Before he was allowed to hang his painting in the Royal Academy of Art in London, England, Whistler was asked to change the title to Portrait of the Artist's Mother.
Click on to learn more about Whistler