Abstract Art and Visual Journaling with Janet Pirozzi
Art Indeed! is about creating art that is interpreted differently not only by individual viewers, but on any given day. I hope the viewer will not ever get bored with my work. Most of my work starts with a pallet of 3-5 colors. I rarely have a purpose or a vision of what I want the outcome to be. I simply enjoy the process. The outcome is a combination of the colors and my state of mind. Sometimes my work is serene and other times it is more dramatic and perhaps even disturbing.
My work is rarely realistic -- when it is, it is because I took a class where everyone was striving to be realistic - so I did too. I find realistic paintings to be beautiful, but they do not keep my interest. It's like once I have seen them, I am done. I much prefer a piece that evolves into something new every time I look at it. An abstract piece always makes me stop, look, stare and look some more. I never just breeze by an abstract work of art.
My work is not intentional - it develops and changes from one day to the next. When I name my paintings, I strive to offer a suggestive, but not defining name. I don't want the person who views my work to have to see or react the same way I do. I want them to have an emotional experience of their own. I hope my work speaks to the viewer and I hope each person finds something a little different from the same picture.
Art Indeed! is also about Visual Journaling. The Visual Journaling workshop conducted by Janet Pirozzi is based on a compilation of readings and workshops: A Course in Miracles; Visual Journaling by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox; Visual Journaling practice with Kay Marie Porterfield, Care of the Soul by David Moore; Life, Paint and Passion by Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley; Continuum Dance; Yoga, Meditation and other spiritually based practices.
Guided meditations using breath, music and dance can help reduce stress. Drawing can help release anger, resolve conflicts, get in touch with feelings so you can meet your SPIRIT DANCER. This is NOT an ART class, but rather an exploration of what is hidden in your heart, mind and soul.
You will use pen, pencil, paint, charcoal or pastel to express your feelings without expectation and without judgement.