I always loved the back stories to the fine artists in my Art Appreciation classes in college. The really great impressionist artist always had such tragedy and angst behind the works they created. So many also flocked together to argue style, technique, subject matter. These artists also congregated to share the spirit of art. They shared the ups and downs of life and their struggles and victories in their art.
I live in New Mexico and there are so many rich stories of the Georgia O'Keefe era artists in their enclaves of creativity. That spirit of togetherness, competition, and commonality is like a tapestry embroidered by discoveries and observations of each of the artist's works.
Now, I am going to include myself in the general term of an artist, although I would consider myself more of a craftsperson, when I say that this venue.....the blogging world has afforded US the very self same comaradery of sharing our talents, trials, tribulations of technique, skill, courage if you will. I find PAN just such a place.
Many different personalities, talents, styles, techniques, interests but one mind of being an artist and being able to be free to express our Pagan views in our art and in our discussions. Thank you all for following this blog, for being members of PAN, for sharing part of your story through the written word, photography, painting, journaling, needlework, sculpture and of course your pagan hearts. Blessings, The Olde Bagg