This week wouldn't be complete without mentioning my love and admiration for the art of: "Helen M. Turner". From early on in my studies, Her Work and Personal Story grabbed me and has never let go.
The American Art Community classified her style as "Southern Impressionist", and when she left this world, she left behind Forty-five Pieces of the most Glorious Paintings my Hungry Wanna-Be-Artist-Eyes had ever seen.
I Suppose The Story Behind Any Artist has always fasinated me. It humbles and educates me when learning their Struggles. Their Dedication and Victories. And as an Older Student of Art Myself, when I learned Mrs. Turner had been more than 50 Years Old before She Experienced Any Success as a Professional Artist, Truly Gave Me Reason to Hope.
That Hope Still Lives Deep In My Heart Today. I Sincerely Believe It's never too late to Embark on Something New And Exciting. And Yes..I Sadly Admit That Lately A Few Dark Clouds Have Been Hovering Over My Studio, And Yes, I Had Begun To Wonder Where It All Would Lead.
Then God Parted The Clouds And Poured Down Some Of The Purest Sunshine. He Sent My Blogging Buddies To Lift my Spirits and Set Me Straight Again. I Just Want To Tell Y'all It Meant So Very Much Hearing Each Encouraging Comment.
Hugs Of Love & Friendship To Each And Everyone Of You!