Women In Arts

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18

Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago.

Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard. 


Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2


The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls



Black Women Artist on Art



This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know.

I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting...The Seattle Times

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

March 5 / 18

If any of you seen the Oscars yesterday, great. I’m not posting the full list of winners this year. What I want you to do is to scroll down and on your right, you’ll see the article from the Oscar website for the full list of the winners.Click on the photo and you’ll be directed to the website. Simple, simple, simple.

I almost forgot about Spring, which means it’s time to see what books are on the list. March is Women’s History Month and we’ll feature women who paved the way in art, literature, music, all kinds of creative outlets.

I haven’t forgotten about Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Check it out this Wednesday for all the catwalk updates.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.


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Shadow Spotlight: Coco Chanel

Shadow Spotlight: Coco Chanel

March 13 / 17

Hello! Change of plans for Shadow Spotlight. In honor of Women’s History Month, the spotlight falls on Coco Chanel. The women before us have carved a path in many areas and Chanel carved her path in fashion. She made history in fashion. Chanel continues to this day to inspire what fashion is. Found a short documentary and a two-part 1969 interview with the woman herself. I hope it will give a glimpse of who Coco was as a fashion designer and a woman who wasn’t afraid to put her own stamp in the world.







The interview is in French. All you have to do is click on the cc button on the lower right-hand corner. Then click settings, go to auto-translate, click English and there you go.

























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March Spotlight Artist: Marina Abramovic

March Spotlight Artist: Marina Abramovic

March 9, 2015

Hello and Good Morning! I know what your thinking, Ai Weiwei is supposed to be this month’s Spotlight Artist, but I’ve made a change. The reason is that March is Women’s History Month and to honor that I’ve decided to put the spotlight on performance artist, Marina Abramovic.


I really don’t have a lot to say about this artist. Not too much to say. When she started out her career as a performance artist, I’m sure people thought she was crazy, is there a reason for it and if there is, why?

Abramovic, “The Grandmother of Performance Art” has had an interesting career that has spanned for over three decades and no, she’s not stopping.

If you read the post earlier today, I decided that my weekend assignment was to watch Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. This 2012 documentary showcases her 2010 work at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA from March 14 to May 31, 2010. “The Artist Is Present” was the piece. You had Abramovic sitting immobile in the museum’s atrium. The spectators took turns sitting in front of  Abramovic. I think it was only for fifteen minutes for each person. The silent piece, a 730 hour and 30 minutes, was very interesting. You do see that some were in tears, some were smiling…..I guess you can say it was like looking into a person’s soul. The documentary takes a closer look about who she is. You see her earlier exhibitions. You see a young Abramovic slamming herself over and over against a wall, cutting, and whipping herself. The stamina she has is pretty amazing.

I’ll let Abramovic’s work speak for itself, but I do know this much, she has pushed the envelope into what art is. You can call it crazy, daring or just plain confusing. Or if you don’t get it, you just don’t get it. I call it pretty cool.

Here are a series of videos of her earlier, current works, and interviews.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present is now on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must! I want to know what you think!

Enjoy your Monday….be blessed.

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Some Changes……

Some Changes……

March 9, 2015

Good Morning art peeps…..ok some changes are being made. Ai Weiwei will be next month’s Spotlight Artist. I totally forgot that March is Women’s History Month. So that means I will try my best to put women involved in art and literature. Yesterday was International Women’s Day, just to let you know…

I created an assignment for myself over the weekend. That assignment was watching the 2012 documentary film Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. You already guess correctly that she’s March’s Spotlight Artist.

I’m not sure what I’m going to write or maybe not write, but just check and see.

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