“I often ask my daughter what color I should use on something or ask her what she thinks about one of my painting ideas.” Featured Artist: Emily Reid

This week  we’re featuring painter Emily Reid. Emily studied art in Florence, SC, Bozeman, MT, and Sydney, Australia. Her work features a strong sense of color, and a connection to animals and our natural world.  Emily says that she also hopes to help connect humans to their animal spirits and to their creative spirit through my art…

Artistic Promiscuity (Against Paragone)

I encountered the word paragone this week while reading for my academic writing. As Brian Glavey explains it in his book The Wallflower Avant-Garde, paragone is a Renaissance term used to describe “the battle between the various arts.” In the Renaissance, the debate took place mostly between painters and sculptors who argued on behalf of…

Postpartum Aesthetic Depression

I don’t like cartoons. When people tell me that I have to see The Incredibles or Toy Story or Inside Out, I have to reveal my Grinch nature. I don’t like animated films, I’ll tell them. Oh, but this one is really good, they’ll say. Good good or good for a cartoon? I ask. Oh,…