Wednesday, December 12, 2012
...and so, after a bit of a break from painting, I am pulling out the watercolor paper and conjuring up images that I might want to paint...gifts to my wonderful daughter, Kerry, and my equally delightful daughter-in-law, Shannon....so much fun!!! ...shall i paint them something from my "Women Gathering" series? or something else that holds more significance for them? ...ahhhh, the many choices!!!
While I am busily dreaming and crafting in my studio, music is playing in the background...it seems the natural way for me when i am creative...to have some delightful piece playing...music is like my companion while I am floating on this cloud of creativity! Actually, music seems to steer me ever more to that special place called "the zone" in which artists seem to forget the cares of the world... and all that exists at that moment in time is that special painting...or drawing or whatever...and it's creator...this can be the time when the artist does his or her best work!
Do you listen to music as you work in your studio? If you are an artist, what is your favorite music to listen to as you create? Some artists may play their music loud, but I tend to choose the calmer and quieter "easy listening" style... Michael McDonald...Acoustic Alchemy...and this week I am adding in a Christmas song here and there...Manheim Steamrollers and others. I also enjoy listening to a local NM artist, Don Shearer, whose music soothes my soul!! I love his music!! ...you can hear an assortment of his songs here...it is definitely worth checking out!!
As Christmas is approaching, I hope you are finding the true enchantment of the season...
Merry Christmas all!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
original painting by Nina Baldwin
Come join the artists at Cottonwood Mall for a great arts and craft show
benefiting a wonderful cause! Help the horses from the Four Corners
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Cecelia McRoberts, a friend, and I are participating in the following fun event...we will be at studio 5, just west of 4th ST. near El Pinto Restaurant...tour maps can be picked up at the elementary school on the corner of 4th St and Alameda Rd....just drive thru the parking lot...you don’t even need to get out of your car!! Come visit us!! Also check out the website:
Alameda Studio Tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Visit with 33 artists in 16 studios. You'll see: paintings, prints, ceramics; glass, mosaics, tile; fiber arts, gourmet chocolate, photography, an Alpaca farm, folk art dolls and much more! One location will feature art donated to Art in the School which will be sold to support art education programs for children.
___________________________________You're invited!Preview Night Party
Friday, Oct. 12th 4 - 8 p.m.
Bachechi Open Space Bldg. at Alameda & Rio Grande Blvd.
Sneak peek at the art! Refreshments & Raffle
Monday, August 27, 2012
by Nina Baldwin
beautiful, saturated colors...prints available!
Another from my "Women Gathering" series..."Sisters"...saturated colors with lots of pattern...lively, delightful!!! It's what "Women Gathering" is all about!!!
Prints are available! This is one of my most popular prints!!!
(I am just about to have my fine art printer print another batch of "Sisters"...let me know if you are interested in having one! write me at: email@example.com)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
All are invited to a reception at the new Cafe Bella in Rio Rancho, NM. Friday, June 22 from 5pm to 7pm. If you haven't visited Cafe Bella yet, be sure to attend! Michael serves wonderful coffees and teas, plus baked goods and yummy paninis.
My work will be featured for this first show at Cafe Bella. Several of my paintings from my amber series will be hanging plus others more colorful! It will be a wonderful evening! Come enjoy the festivities!!
2115 GOLF COURSE RD. SE...see you there!!
by Nina Baldwin
acrylic paint on canvas with gold leaf and graphite
Friday, May 25, 2012
by Nina Baldwin
"Gathering III" is one of my original paintings in this series. Over time these paintings have changed some, but the same techniques are still used to form the figures and elements of embellishment are added. This is a very spiritual line and I added the halos to symbolize the spiritual side in all of us...
Although this original is in a private collection, beautiful high-quality giclees are available for purchase. If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|from the "Women Gathering" series|
by Nina Baldwin
the original is SOLD! Thank You!! Prints are still available at a very affordable price!!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Many thanks to those at the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning! …thank you also to Alice and Harold, Darby and Jack for the wonderful hospitality and yummy lunch on our trip home!! And many thanks to our son, Sean, who “held the fort down” while we were gone…and for keeping the kitties well fed!!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Actually, as I am reading it occasionally, I am finding that it applies just as much to visual artists and those in the arts as writers...thought-provoking, creative articles that speak to me as an artist.
I am delighted to share my quote with the author. This quote on power seems to have a power of its own! I have seen it posted on other's blogs, used as the theme for an artshow in Colorado, used on nametags, etc...and now as the jumping off point in an article published in New York...cooooolllllll!!!!!!!!
BLISS!!!! ...thanks to all!!!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there
were only walls." Joseph Campbell
I am delighted to add that as a result of doing just what this quote says...following my bliss...I have been invited to attend an artshow where a quote of mine, "Art is Power...." will be featured (you can read this quote on the top of the right column here on my blog). I believe this is part of my journey...and I am delighted to know that I will be meeting the students and staff and seeing the students' artwork! Very cool!!!!
The school is allowing me space to hang some of my artwork also...so, please, if you are in the Colorado Springs area, come visit me at the show...April 19th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm....2510 North Chestnut in Colorado Springs, CO.