|Dreams Do Not Rest|
I was thinking about all of the wonderful items that I've had the honor and pleasure of sharing with you on my blog over the past couple of years, and two things dawned on me. One is how little future generations may know about our artistry simply because many of us don't have a way of creating a lasting credit for our talents. The other is that someday, someone may run across a piece of art with a mark or a signature on it - and in trying to learn more about the artist whose creative energy, life experiences, and passions inspired that work, may only find mention of that person in a blog piece like mine.
|Beach Walk in Blue|
|"Blessings" archival print|
Whether it's a musical piece, an artistic masterpiece, or simply a piece of jewelry, wouldn't it be wonderful if it could lead its owner back to us? In addition to the legacy we leave in our artistry, we could leave a legacy about ourselves - for our grandchildren and their grandchildren to know who we truly were!! I guess that's why I try to include my inspirations for my work in many of my descriptions! I want people to know me and what moves my spirit - and I hope others with artistic minds feel the same way! And so, in this impersonal world where many of us barely know our next door neighbors, I will continue to try to do my best to help you continue your legacies through my features... and I thank all of the bloggers out there who work towards that same goal! I guess I've realized there's more to this than just SEO! LOL!
Elizabeth O'Hara, today's BESTeam featured artist, has two types of wonderful artistic legacies to leave future generations - her unique watercolor artwork (ElizabethOHara) and her fused glass designs (ElizabethOHaraGlass).
Raised in a family with a great appreciation for the arts - her mother was a mural painter as well as an art instructor and her stepfather was a journalist and a jazz musician - Elizabeth and her two older siblings were all exposed to museums, performances, and books from an early age, paving the way for all of them to enjoy careers associated with the arts.
I had selected the four items displayed here in this post for their diversity of style, even though they all have themes that I interpreted to be based in mankind's relationship to its environment. I hope you'll stop at her shops to look at these and learn more about them as well as the rest of her lovely creations!
In addition to ElizabethOHara and ElizabethOHaraGlass, you can also find Elizabeth on her Elizabeth O'Hara Art blog, at OHaraArt Facebook, and on Ohara art Twitter!
What's your legacy and how will you let others learn about you?